Coming Back Home From Holidays? Here's What You Can And Cannot Bring Into Singapore
The festive season is here. Many of us have our year-end holidays planned to our favourite destinations. But don't forget that there are guidelines for prohibited and controlled items, including food products! Here's what you can and cannot bring back into Singapore 1. CAN -. Food products for personal consumption if the type of food product is allowed by AVA, and within reasonable allowance. - A maximum of 5kg of seafood products, out of which a maximum of only 2kg of frozen cooked crabmeat and frozen cooked prawn meat is allowed. - Fresh fruit and vegetables from all countries can be brought into Singapore if they are in "small, reasonable quantities" and "hand-carried for personal consumption". - Snacks like processed food, such as pineapple tarts, limited to 5kg, or $100 per person. - Cleaned dried bird's nest, maximum of 1kg. 2. CANNOT - Chewing gum (except dental and medicated gum), chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products (such as, electronic cigarettes) - Cigarette lighters in the shape of a pistol or revolver - Firecrackers - Pirated publication and CDs - Bak Kwa and eggs from Malaysia. And will you have to pay GST? YES, if you buy items above $150 in value and have only been overseas for less than 48 hours. YES, if you buy items above $600 in value and have been overseas for more than 48 hours. What is your favourite thing to buy from overseas? Will you be buying any of that this year-end?