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Tivo & Liptor!

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Tivo & Liptor!

I leave for Singapore on Saturday and had a few quick questions.

I know Singapore has some rules regarding DVDS'. I plan on taping some TV shows so I can watch them on my DVD player, is it okay to bring those DVDs' into Singapore? I also have some movies to watch that I rented from Netflix, would that be okay?

Also, I take Lipitor, is it necessary to have a doctor's prescription or is the bottle in my name sufficient?

What about ambien? I planning on bringing one Ambien pill with me to take on the way home, is it a problem, if I do not have that in its' orginal bottle - seems like a waste for one pill?

Thanks for the help

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1. Re: Tivo & Liptor!

Not sure of the rest but I had taken ambien and it wasnt any problem at all (i have them in their original prescription bottles).

As for the DVDs, that should be ok since it is legal on the US side so there shouldnt be any problem with SIN laws. It is the illegal stuff that one should worry about.

Walla Walla...
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2. Re: Tivo & Liptor!

Thanks De Last One.

Can't wait for Saturday. You have been very helpful. I will post my first experience in Singapore.

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3. Re: Tivo & Liptor!

Hi,

With regard to DVDs, well if they do catch that on you, you may be stopped and, if so, it may have to be checked and viewed by the board of censors, even if it's a show that you taped off the TV, or even if it's a show that was shown in the cinema in Singapore.

I have had friends who brought in some DVDs from the US and London and have had their DVDs confiscated before. And no, it wasn't porn. ;-P

We also know people who tried to buy DVDs online - and got stopped at customs. What happens is that you have to pay the Board of Censors to watch your movie and if they find anything that doesn't adhere to the laws here, they will censor it or confiscate it. If you're lucky, the'll just ask you to filll in a form and hold your stuff for a few days to verfiy the contents, etc.

Just keep your fingers corssed that you won't be stopped at all. Good Luck.

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4. Re: Tivo & Liptor!

hi Roluke

I take Lipitor too- in fact, this time I brought with me a bag of different medicines, pills and potions (every time I come to Singapore I seem to end up with a cold/cough and this time is almost no exception) and I didn't want to get 'caught-short'

the funniest thing happened- we decided to do a spot of shopping on our way to pick up our suitcases - we were so long that our lone suitcase was sitting on the floor when we arrived and we just picked it up and wheeled it out- there was a sign which says "this way if you have nothing to declare" which of course, we didn't, and no-one asked us to even check our cases - we just walked straight out - it was such a strange feeling. we didn't even seem to go through customs.

have a great time-

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