Top 5 Things They Don’t Tell You to NOT Bring When You Are Moving To Singapore


A common question Butterfly receives from expats moving to Singapore is “What should I pack?”, but the real question is “What should I NOT pack?”. The weather is extreme living on the Equator. It’s hot and it’s humid! Of course Singapore has taken this into account when designing the Lion City (especially for unseasoned expats) with an abundance of well air conditioned shopping malls and marble flooring in our homes. However, there are just some things that can’t stand up to tropical living.

1) Look at the “Taboo List”, such as “Adult” Items and Wine

(It could hold your shipment up in Singapore Customs for months)

2) Old Photographs

(They will yellow and fade, get your memories on fade resistant quality prints)

3) Valuable Books

(The humidity and bugs warp them and eat them)

4) Wood Antiques

(The humidity will make it difficult to transfer back home, even if it’s kept in the most climate controlled home)

5) Art Work Behind Glass

(Mold will infiltrate in the most obscure things here, best to leave the Picassos at home)

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