Great news for travellers who prefer wine or beer to liquor!
From the local paper (Straits Times) today:
"From April 1, travellers will have more choices when buying duty-free liquor on arrival here.
A traveller who does not buy his one litre quota of duty-free spirits will be allowed to buy an additional litre of either duty-free wine or beer in its place.
The maximum amount of duty-free liquor allowed in will remain at three litres.
This is a change from the current rule, which allows a traveller to buy a maximum of one litre each of beer, spirits and wine, with no substitution allowed.
This concession applies only to travellers aged 18 and above who have spent more than 48 hours outside Singapore, and who are not arriving from Malaysia.
The liquor must be for personal consumption.
Travellers who bring in more than the duty-free allowance must declare it and pay duty as well as goods and services tax on the excess.
Payments can be made at either the tax payment kiosks at Changi Airport or the Singapore Customs' tax payments office.
The changes, officially announced by Singapore Customs yesterday, follow Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam's Budget speech last month, during which he announced that those entering Singapore would be allowed an additional litre of duty-free beer or wine in lieu of spirits."