Are perfumes allowed to be taken out from singapore?

by Franz

Hi,
I will be buying perfumes in Singapore to bring home to my relatives, Is there a limit on how many i can bring back home?

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Are perfumes allowed to be taken out from singapore?

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Nov 09, 2008
Taking Perfumes Out of Singapore Airport - Some Restrictions
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Franz

Air passengers may not take liquids in containers larger than 100 ml into the cabin. This is a recently imposed international aviation rule.

So you if plan on hand-carrying your perfume into the cabin, it has to be in a bottle with less-than-100ml capacity and sealed in a see-through plastic bag.

Your best bet for taking more perfume with you is to put them in your checked-in luggage. But liquids in checked-in luggage are frequently inspected for "flamability".

Another option is to buy your perfumes at the Departure Mall of Singapore Airport. This saves you a bit of hassle.

These duty-free shops have special permission to sell liquids and gels such as liquor and perfumes. They'll pack your purchase in specially sealed bags with your receipts clearly displayed. You may then take your perfume into the cabin.

Nov 10, 2008
What if I just bought zip lock bags to place them in?
by: Franz

Wow, so it always has to be 100 ml or less huh?
I guess if I individually seal them in zip lock bags, i would also have to take them out from their boxes while they're in my baggage. I better ask the sales person first which ones are not flammable I guess. Thanks Gabriel

Nov 11, 2008
Ziplock Bags OK
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Franz
I believe a ziplock bag would do fine for sealing your perfumes.

Our last trip to Chiangmai, the security personnel asked my dad to clear all the water in his water bottle. And my mum had to dispose of her specially brewed herbal tea! We told them it's just water, duh? They would have none of that.

Ha! So be sure to adhere to the bottle capacity.

Nov 12, 2008
Each Passenger's Allowance
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Franz

I just found out that each passenger is only allowed to carry 1 (one) resealable see-through plastic bag. Also, the capacity of the bag should not be more than 1 litre.

So it's not ok to have your perfume bottles sealed in separate ziplock bags. They may only be contained in 1 ziplock bag, according to the specifications listed above.

Best regards.

Dec 29, 2008
Peanut butter
by: Anonymous

Does peanut butter come under the gel category? I was in transit in Changi when my peanut butter was confiscated from my hand luggage. It was meant 4 personal consumption upon arrival in London.

Dec 29, 2008
Peanut butter confiscated?
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi there

that's really unfortunate :-( I suppose everything softer than biscuits are now considered 'gel'?

Apr 24, 2009
perfumes and colognes in singapore
by: Anonymous

Why are perfumes and colognes so cheap in Singapore? Are they authentic? What about the ones sold in Mustafa? Thank you.

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