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    Anyone ever had the pleasure of joining a ship in Singapore? Just wonderimg what the airport is like, heard they can be a bit funny with people taking electronic items with them.

    Cheers :]
    Remember, you can be sea sick and sick of the sea. Avoid both at all costs...

  • #2
    I have joined vessels a few times in Singapore. No issues with electronic goods (Laptop's, MP3 etc) although they wouldn't want chewing gum brought into the country. Other illegal material restrictions, as you would expect in most countries, apply.

    What exactly are you concerned about?

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    • #3
      I've gone in and out myself, never had an issue with them. Be careful with the duty free cigarettes as they tend not to like those. Oh, and be careful with the porn, they don't like that either.
      I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

      All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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      • #4
        I've been through it a few times (admittedly I was like 12 at the time), but I remember it being huge and awesome. Ah, the Science and Discovery area. Good times...

        Also, if I remember rightly they cram smokers into these tiny rooms, so that might be a bit unpleasant if you're spending a lot of time there.

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        • #5
          If you're ctually joining the ship in Singapore and NOT TPP (Malaysia but Siners is closest airport) then, when you go downt he stairs to imigration there is a desk on the left BEFORE all the desks everyopne uses, you'll end up thier, for "special cleanance" they take your passport, joining letter and landing card...do the needfull and send you on your way, normally only adds 15-20mins to clearning process.
          IF you are passing through for TPP then you go through like a "normal" person, when asked purpose of visit tell them going to Malaysia TPP and they let you through on a visitor visa / pass and "no worries"

          Actually a fairly pleasant country to be in and pass through, just watch out for the chewing gum they really dont like that.

          Not sure whosaid they dont like electronics, considering so much is made and consumed there

          Oh and enjoy
          Trust me I'm a Chief.

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          Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
          No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


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          • #6
            Just managed to track the vessel and found she's supposed to be going to TPP.

            Was a bit baffled when a couple of people mentioned electronics in the pub as for the same reasons you mentioned!

            Fun few months of bobbing around between Port Said and China.... can hardly hold my breath with excitement!
            Remember, you can be sea sick and sick of the sea. Avoid both at all costs...

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            • #7
              Port Said? Rather you than me!
              I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

              All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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              • #8
                What boat you joining? (PM the answer if you prefer)

                And as it's TPP pass Singapore Immigration as a visitor you'll be fine wont want to see joining instructions, when asked tell them headed to Tanjung Pelepas shouldnt be any bother.

                I've personally never had issues with getting electronincs in and out,well no more so than anywhere else to be honest, but use your brain I suppose
                Trust me I'm a Chief.

                Views expressed by me are mine and mine alone.
                Yes I work for the big blue canoe company.
                No I do not report things from here to them as they are quite able to come and read this stuff for themselves.


                Twitter:- @DeeChief

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                • #9
                  I had no problems leaving Singapore with any electrics, Left my ship in Tanjung Pelepas and left through Singapore airport, only thing was getting searched through the border of going into Singapore and going out of Malaysia, there strict on alcohol, tobacco,sharp things, unusual electronics etc..
                  Life at sea is a life for me

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                  • #10
                    Define "unusual electronics" please?!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by size4riggerboots View Post
                      Define "unusual electronics" please?!
                      Well, anything unusual..
                      Life at sea is a life for me

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                      • #12
                        sounds like there is an interesting tail here

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by size4riggerboots View Post
                          Define "unusual electronics" please?!
                          Things that might confuse the Singaporean men....
                          I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                          All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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