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Old 10-15-2008, 12:16 PM
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Buying lens from S'pore. Tax?

Do we have to pay duty tax or not buying new and used lens from s'pore?
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Don't think so.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:58 PM
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just get rid of the box, bring home only item and waranty.

then they can't say u got it in SG.
no need to get rid of the box la...just defold the box can d mar...
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Becareful... I always bring camera bags... and the custom officers always asked... "Ada camera tak?"

Too bad never once they caught me with any cam in the bags cause they are always empty...

So if u wan to get lens... make sure u don keep the lens in the box... Always hide your receipt as well... if not they will continue with their favorite phrase "Ni, 30% tax tao?"

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but you can say that its for private use and its not new. Again when they continue to insist and hint, please ask them for procedure and prepare for paperwork, then they will get lazy. Its always the case.

If you bring it back from Singapore and you're leaving the country by flight, be sure to get your GST refund

If you walk pass the JB Crossway, just don't look at them,
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If you bring it back from Singapore and you're leaving the country by flight, be sure to get your GST refund

If you walk pass the JB Crossway, just don't look at them,
the GST refund is 5 percent or 7 percent? only by air?
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yeah, by AIR only , think you need to be 2 days in SG or something
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yeah, by AIR only , think you need to be 2 days in SG or something
IC.. luckily i asked my brother to bring back my stuff last month.. he took a flight and i went back with a bus. planning to make another trip there to buy some stuff.. thanks for the heads up bro.. will have to look for cheap airline tickets then..
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:28 AM
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IC.. luckily i asked my brother to bring back my stuff last month.. he took a flight and i went back with a bus. planning to make another trip there to buy some stuff.. thanks for the heads up bro.. will have to look for cheap airline tickets then..
Is the staff there cheap ? Currently my friend in HK. Was thinking ask him to help me buy a lens there ..
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I actually took this photo with my camera phone in front of the JB customs.
Do ignore the wtf tag as this image was actually for my blog posting (funny story there.. lol).

Anywayz, please take note that Non-Dutiable items include 1. Camera's.


I did further digging on the RMC website, and this is what I found:

<quote>
NON-DUTIABLE GOODS:
Non-dutiable goods include:
Fountain Pen.
Cigarette Lighters (except of plastic).
Printed books, newspapers, magazines and journals.
Perfumes.
Cosmetics (except face powder) and skin-care products like lipsticks, eye shadows, moisturizing cream, skin tonics.
Manicure products like nail polisher and nail varnish.
Carpets of jute.
Portable radio equipped with recorder and sound reproducers (weighing not more than 10 kg., with handles / straps and AC/DC powered).
Pocket watches, wrist watches and table / wall clocks.
Photo cameras, camera flashbulbs, camera flashbulb equipments and film rolls.
Cinematographic cameras, projectors, sound recorders and sound reproducers, for films of less than 16 mm width including cameras for double 8 mm film.
Video cameras / television cameras
Pocket calculators.
Shillings / Gold bar.
Computer.
Fishing equipments (e.g. Fishing rods, Fish hooks etc.)
Golf clubs (complete).
Racquets (Tennis, Badminton and the like)
All sorts of balls except golf balls.
All musical instruments (excluding upright piano)
Leather shoes
Leather bags including wallets and leather hand bags
Video tapes (empty or recorded)
<unquote>

Source RMC website

So I think it shld be safe to say that cameras are non-duitable items, and extrapolating from that, lenses shld be non-duitable too. But to be on the safe side, you can contact the Johor customs directly on this number (also from the RMC site):

Tambak Johor 07-2224666
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