Baggage Shipping to Singapore
Singapore is an island country in South East Asia, located just off the coast of the Malay Peninsula and close to the equator. The country is made up of one main island and several smaller ones. English is the common language of the country, but you’ll find that Malay, Mandarin and Tamil are also used. The currency used in the country is the Singapore Dollar. Due to its location, Singapore enjoys a typical tropical climate characterized by hot and humid weather with frequent rainfall almost every day and a lack of seasons, aside from monsoon season. To learn more about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Singapore please read on:
Why Ship to Singapore?
Whether you’ve got an excess amount of baggage that you want to send separately to Singapore because it exceeds luggage allowances on the plane, or you simply want to avoid the difficulties that can arise when traveling with luggage, Send My Bag can help by picking up your bags straight from your door and delivering them to your destination.
When traveling to Singapore for pleasure, you may be interested in taking part in some of the more extreme activities that is on offer, such as wakeboarding and skateboarding. If you already have your own equipment, why not take it with you? It’s not a problem for Send My Bag to pick up and deliver to your accommodation the oversized items that you wouldn’t want to carry through airports.
Our service is also great for international students studying for their degree in Singapore or from those planning to spend a year abroad in Singapore. Send My Bag can help students quickly set up home in Singapore by shopping their possessions, including clothes, books and DVDs.
Ways of Shipping to Singapore
If you are traveling or relocating to Singapore and need to transport items, you should make yourself aware of the various options available for shipping to Singapore. Some options will be more suitable for you than others. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Singapore. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to Singapore
If you are enjoying a city break in Singapore, or if you are moving there permanently, you can save yourself a lot of stress by sending your possessions with Send My Bag. This will allow you to bring with you lots of your favorite things to help you settle into life in Singapore. Your possessions will be looked after for you, allowing you to get on with exploring your new environment. Send My Bag has many international routes, with affordable rates for each route up to a massive 66 lbs. This means that you can bring all your home comforts with you to help you set up home abroad. To find out more about sending luggage to Singapore, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
Send your bike to Singapore
Cycling is popular in Singapore and there are plenty of great cycling routes to choose from, as well as many cycling tour operators. Why not ship your bike to Singapore with Send My bag and enjoy the Singaporean scenery from the comfort of your own bike. By sending your bike you can avoid exceptional baggage fees from your airline and save yourself the hassle of carrying a heavy bike to and from the airport. To find out more about shipping your bike read our bike shipping page, where you can learn how to best package your bike for safe transport.
send golf clubs to Singapore
Despite only being a city-state, Singapore has a good number of decent golf courses, including Sentosa, Tanah Merah and Singapore Island. Why not try some of these golf courses while you are in Singapore using your own golf clubs by sending them with Send My Bag? Make sure you find out how best to prepare your golf clubs for transit by visiting Send My Bag's page on sending golf clubs.
Removals to Singapore
If you moving to Singapore permanently, you will have to do some research into international removals to Singapore in order to move all of your possessions. Before you hand over anything to the movers, however, ensure that all your items are carefully packaged so that they won’t get damaged in transit. Use appropriate packaging for your items and seal everything up well.
Student shipping to Singapore
Singapore is a popular destination for international students due to its excellent universities, including the National University of Singapore, which ranks 12th in the QS World University Rankings. If you would like to study there, you can easily send your possessions with Send My Bag, which allows you to bring so much more than you could check into an airplane hold. Find out more about student shipping and how to receive your student discount by visiting our student removals page.
Sending a parcel to Singapore
You could send a parcel to Singapore with Send My Bag. This is a good option if you have left something back at home and you need a family member to send it on to you. Or, friends and family could send you a nice care package. Make sure you choose a good solid box when sending a parcel to Singapore and tape it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Also make sure you know about rules regarding personal effects and brand new items (see below). Take a look at our information page on how to send a parcel to find out what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
As well as sending baggage, luggage and parcels to Singapore, you could investigate the following options for shipping items internationally, which are more applicable if you want to send large, chunky items like an armchair or footstool.
Air Freight to Singapore
Air freight is one option for sending big bulky items, such as a sofa or a wardrobe, to Singapore. Sending items by air freight usually takes one to two days, which is normally faster than sea freight shipping, but generally more expensive. What you have to pay will depend on the weight and size of your shipment. You will probably also have to use the services of a customs agent to handle customs clearance. And, you need to work out how to get your items to and from the airport, which means that costs could quickly mount up. If you send internationally by air freight to Singapore your items will likely arrive at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Singapore
Instead of air freight, you could try sea freight or container shipping to move your possessions to Singapore. Again, this option is usually used when shipping large bulky items, like a dining table or a desk. Sea freight usually means shipping items in large containers loaded onto cargo ships. It can be less expensive than air freight, but you will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports, which means it could cost more than expected. When using container shipping to Singapore your items will most likely arrive by ship at the Port of Singapore.
Shipping Goods to Singapore
You need to know about the current customs rules when shipping goods to Singapore. You should be fully aware of any duty that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Singapore, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited. Read the section below on ‘What can I send to Singapore? What items are restricted?’
Important Singapore Customs Information
Clearance of shipments can take an additional 1 - 2 working days whilst inspection takes place.
Shipments should have a declared value of 400 SGD or less. All shipments with a value higher than 400 SGD will be subject to potential GST (Service Tax) which is currently levied at 7% + 20 SGD handling fee.
General customs information
Most countries allow a reasonable amount of personal effects to be shipped into their country duty free, so the majority of Send My Bag shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs.
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items that have been in the sender's possession for at least 6 months. If your bag is inspected by Singaporean customs officials and they find brand new or commercial items, you may have to pay customs duties and taxes. Do keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts. Please check with Singaporean customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country, so we advise all travelers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing Singaporean customs regulations.
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 1 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
In order to show your shipment is personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "2 x Leather Jacket, 5 x Denim Jeans, 3 x Cotton Blouse", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Singapore? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than 1 device containing a battery in line with our battery policy;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Singapore we prohibit the sending of:
- Precious Metals & Stones.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
Many of the tourist attractions in Singapore are centred in and around the main cities and the beaches, of which there are 119 miles-worth - so there are plenty of activities for visitors to choose from. The Marina Country Club offers thrills for the more adventurous vacationer in the form of wakeboarding, and younger travelers will enjoy the Skate Park at the East Coast Park. Avid golfers will find their every need catered for with more than 20 courses and driving ranges scattered around the country.
Shopping is one experience you can’t miss out on when in Singapore, whether you’re interested in tourist souvenirs, the latest gadgets at cheap prices or designer clothing. Singapore is a fantastic place to get a feel for South East Asia. If you’ve only got a small amount of time to explore, make sure you see the Chinatown Heritage Centre which features authentically recreated Singaporean homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.