I am asking this question here because I found most of the information provided in other forums very confusing. First of all I will be travelling to singapore for a week.
I will be visiting some kids and so will be carrying toys for them. A plushy for a baby girl and a DIY star wars model fighter for a boy, I might get him a lightsaber as well. This website suggests that items resembling weapons are also subject to control. So first,
- Does a DIY fighter jet and fictional light up swords from a sci-fi movie franchise qualify as weapon souvenirs?
Second, I have come to understand the duty-free allowance on liquor is either,
- 1 spirit, 1 wine, 1 beer
- 0 spirit, 2 wine, 1 beer
- 0 spirit, 1 wine, 2 beer
Posts on this website provide conflicting views saying that I should buy everything after checkin or else it will be confiscated. I live in Italy, so obviously I will buy much cheaper and better wine from the local market here, I don't want to buy overpriced branded bottles from the duty free.
- Is it true? Can I buy alcohol within the limit from the local market and put it in my check-in baggage or should I go for duty free bottles?
Third, the AVA website, notifies people of the allowed food categories and countries, so I will be picking up pork salsiccia from here alongside some cheese, which as per guidelines is within the regulations.
The allowed concessions as listed by the AVA website is 100 SGD. I am assuming this is on the food products + alocohol.
- Can someone confirm this?
- How do you determine something is above or below 100 SGD? Do you just convert the declared value from EUR to SGD?
My final question, do the gifts for the kids and other persons figure into some sort of valuation or are they exempt from valuation? I know in my gut that it cannot be so. I must be missing some key information here.
As such because after a month of research I am still unable to understand what is allowed and what is inside my allowance I plan on going through the red channel anyways and declare everything.