Boarding a Plane: Prohibited Items

by Caroline

What are the banned things we cannot bring up the plane?

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Boarding a Plane: Prohibited Items

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Feb 20, 2009
Some Prohibited Items - You Can't Take Them Up the Plane
by: Gabriel Tan

Hi Caroline

here are some items passengers cannot take onto the plane:

1. firearms

2. explosives and pyrotechnics, e.g. fireworks, etc.

3. flammable material, e.g. kerosene, petrol, etc.

4. poisons, e.g. rat poison, insecticides, etc.

5. corrosive substances, e.g. concentrated acid, mercury, etc.

6. any other items that may pose a danger to the lives of passengers/crew or prevent the plane from operating properly.

As you can see, this list is not exhaustive. There are other items you may not take onto the plane.

As I'm not the official spokesperson of the airport authorities, I suggest you check with the CAAS personnel before you check-in for your flight.

Mar 15, 2009
by: angelina

Hi, the data you gave me is damn useful. Any way thanks.

Jul 17, 2009
Powdered Items Allowed?
by: Gim

Protein powder allowed? Or powdered items allowed?

May 23, 2010
Water Bottle
by: Anonymous

Water bottle is not allowed on plane too.. there's a bit of confusion because I do see kids carrying around their water bottles too.. I am not sure what is the rule..

May 24, 2010
Guidelines for Bottles
by: Gabriel Tan

Bottles must be transparent, less than 100ml in capacity each, and sealed within a 1-litre transparent re-sealable plastic bag.

Nov 07, 2010
Flower seeds in checked in luggage?
by: Anonymous

I'm a PR. I bought some flower seeds from a local super market in S'pore. And now I have to move back to my home country. Can I put the seed packets in my check-in luggage? Is it legal to carry those?


Hi there

The security at your departing airport likely won't bother you. Whether you can take them through customs at your destination airport depends.

Some countries - especially those with a large agriculture sector - are very strict with plants and animals and may not allow your seeds through. You're better off checking with your destination airport.

Gabriel Tan


To ensure you take only allowed items with you, you should contact your origin and destination airports DIRECTLY. This thread is not an all-knowing, all-powerful authority on what you can and cannot bring through the airport.

As such, we'll stop answering questions about prohibited items at airports. This thread is now locked. Please do not add any further questions.

Gabriel as Web Admin

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