If the lure of South East Asia has got you moving to Singapore, you needn’t panic about transporting your possessions over to your new home.
Known as a global financial hub with one of the busiest ports in the world, Singapore is a thriving place to live. And MoveHub can help find the right shipping company to take your entire household from one side of the world to the other.
Being such a small country, all shipping freight heads to the Port of Singapore.
The quickest and cheapest mode of shipping your items to Singapore is by boat, although this can take up to a month from some ports. With this in mind you should allow yourself plenty of time for it to arrive and pack essential items to bring with you on arrival in Singapore.
However, if time is of the essence you can choose to have your items flown out to Singapore, which takes just a matter of days, but can be considerably more expensive.
As part of the international shipping service, door-to-door delivery comes as standard. So wherever you’re going to be situated in Singapore, your personal effects will be taken straight to your door, which shouldn’t take too long on arrival in the port, given the size of the country.
Understandably, when moving abroad you also need to be aware of any import restrictions, as certain items aren’t allowed to be brought into the country. We’ve provided a general list below, but for more details it’s advisable to check out the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority website.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Only oral dental and medicated gum products approved by the Singapore Health Services Authority are allowed.
These include e-cigarettes.
Revolver- or pistol-shaped lighters are forbidden.
Any drugs that can cause addiction are banned.