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Duty Free on Arrival

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Duty Free on Arrival

Can anyone advise if duty free is available on arrival as well as departure at Changi?

Also is this allowed to be carried across to Malaysia?

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1. Re: Duty Free on Arrival

Yes duty-free booze is available on arrival (with an added 7% Goods & Services Tax) and on departure (with no GST). However you CANNOT buy duty-free cigs on arrival (in fact you can't bring in more than 1 unopened pack, duty-free or otherwise); no worries buying duty-free cigs on departure.

Both duty-free booze and cigs can be carried into Malaysia ... 1 litre spirits or wine and 200 cigs per pax. If you carry more than the above, just walk calmly past customs and you shouldn't have a prob either. I've been known to carry 3 bots of wine and 2 litres of vodka through KL's airport. ;)

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2. Re: Duty Free on Arrival

Thanks Jules

Do you have a link to a duty free website that gives both product range and prices? Very hard to find .

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3. Re: Duty Free on Arrival

http://www.dfsgalleria.com/

Click on Singapore as location. It gives the range of products and prices. DFS Galleria is located in Changi Airport as well as at Scotts (Orchard Rd area)

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4. Re: Duty Free on Arrival

if your a wine drinker, get the wine here in NZ, bit more "known" range.

Also, beer is a bit dear in Duty free, although its imported beers to be fair, as only 4 cans per pack.

Hopfully someone has tipped you off to the cost of alchohol in Singapore. Its quit highly taxed.

For instance, we paid $30 sing. ($35 NZ or there abouts) for a jug of beer that had ice cubes in it..hehehee...oh well.

Cheers,

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5. Re: Duty Free on Arrival

Hmmm a very dissapointing choice, only top shelf stuff, great if you have the platinum card !Is this a good example of the cost of singapore duty free booze? All i can say is Auckland or Sydney put it to shame.

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6. Re: Duty Free on Arrival

NZ wines, even those sold in bottle shops, put our selection to shame. However beggars can't be choosers. The SG government imposes a very high tax on booze (ditto Malaysian government if you're coming here) ... if you hit the bars, you'll be paying about SGD15 or more for a vodka+tonic (RM20 for the same in KL). Wines sold in shops/supermarkets are expensive too ... Withers Hill Sauv Blanc 2006 costs SGD27 (RM80 in Malaysia).

Duty free spirits (eg Absolut Vodka) in Changi is slightly cheaper than Sydney's Kingsford Smith ... SGD22 as compared to AUD25.

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