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Old March 31st, 2015, 06:00 AM   #12781
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The warning sign on entering Singapore saying "Death For Drug Traffickers" is quality too.
Wish we saw these at the Schengen external borders.
AFAIK in Singapore there are certain minimum quantities of different narcotics above which a legal assumption of "dealer" (versus simple "consumer") follows.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 12:25 AM   #12782
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Very interesting. Strange how close to the border that man can walk.

The two parts has a total population of about 840 people, almost exclusively (+95%) ethnic Hungarians, with a few Romani in and around the village(s).

The elderly citizens of the two Szelmences were once citizens of Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the Kingdom of Hungary, and the Soviet Union, and now are the citizens of Slovakia (and thus the European Union) and Ukraine, while most of them never ever left the village, where they were born.

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Old April 2nd, 2015, 07:45 AM   #12783
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Wish we saw these at the Schengen external borders.
AFAIK in Singapore there are certain minimum quantities of different narcotics above which a legal assumption of "dealer" (versus simple "consumer") follows.
Actually, it's kinda " known" to Singaporeans as all amount of drugs are prosecutable. However, there's a scheme now where some of the traffickers are offered a deal to rat the dealers in exchange of life imprisonment instead of "hangman noose".
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Old April 2nd, 2015, 08:10 AM   #12784
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Old April 2nd, 2015, 03:38 PM   #12785
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I've read that vehicles driving to Malaysia from Singapore must have their fuel tank at least 3\4 full, to avoid Singaporeans to fill the tank in Malaysia where is cheaper.
And of course you cannot bring chewing gums into Singapore.
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 03:22 AM   #12786
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I've read that vehicles driving to Malaysia from Singapore must have their fuel tank at least 3\4 full, to avoid Singaporeans to fill the tank in Malaysia where is cheaper.
There is a photo of that sign somewhere in this thread.
To be precise, it said that "Singapore cars" have to top up their tank to 3/4 minimum, so visitors/foreign-registered vehicles to Singapore may leave the country and fill up in MAL.

This regulation is a detail where I say "law and order" has become slightly too much. Wonder how big the gasoline price difference SGP vs. MAL is, though.
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 08:02 AM   #12787
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I've read that vehicles driving to Malaysia from Singapore must have their fuel tank at least 3\4 full, to avoid Singaporeans to fill the tank in Malaysia where is cheaper.
And of course you cannot bring chewing gums into Singapore.
The chewing gum thing is not a much as a big deal like how the cartels bring the cokes in to Malaysia, just that without the cartels. But if caught, which is kinda uncommon, they would have to throw that away...




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There is a photo of that sign somewhere in this thread.
To be precise, it said that "Singapore cars" have to top up their tank to 3/4 minimum, so visitors/foreign-registered vehicles to Singapore may leave the country and fill up in MAL.

This regulation is a detail where I say "law and order" has become slightly too much. Wonder how big the gasoline price difference SGP vs. MAL is, though.
Well Singapore's petrol prices are about 2X the price in Malaysia ,but as the RM have been going down recently plus the introduction of GST (or VAT) that might have gone as low as 4X at one point and as high as 1X. But still is kinda cheap.

However they have implemented a policy of restricting the sales of RON 95 to cars from Thailand and Singapore. Which meant having to buy the more expensive 97RON ,which ain't effective ,if let's say, you have a Malaysian with you and have myKad (Malaysian IC) with them...
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Old April 4th, 2015, 12:12 PM   #12788
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I've read that vehicles driving to Malaysia from Singapore must have their fuel tank at least 3\4 full, to avoid Singaporeans to fill the tank in Malaysia where is cheaper.
And of course you cannot bring chewing gums into Singapore.
the similar thing was present for the lorries while entering Bulgaria few years ago, but in opposite way. they should not have had more than 200 litres in the tanks, forcing them to fullfill in Bulgaria.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 01:29 PM   #12789
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^ Now that was really dumb. What did you do? Pump out the excessive fuel and throw it away?
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Old April 4th, 2015, 01:54 PM   #12790
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^ Now that was really dumb. What did you do? Pump out the excessive fuel and throw it away?
no. there was a tax (or fine, call it whatever you want) if you had more. i think it was something half-legal. i worked in transportation company in that period and i remember the problems with that.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 02:39 PM   #12791
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There was discussion in this forum where they said that in the past, at border crossings with Bulgaria, they used to sell at a ridiculously high price some sponges with detergent to clean your tires before entering Bulgaria. The purchase was mandatory because it would have prevented infectious diseases to be spread in Bulgaria. In reality, it was just a politically correct way to ask for a bribe in hard currency.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #12792
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Romania used to have the same thing. It was called an Ecological tax and you were forced to have your car sprayed with some liquid and drive through a puddle of muddy water.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 04:26 PM   #12793
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I have known some of those checkpoints when the mad cow disease and the bird flue hit.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 05:19 PM   #12794
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I have known some of those checkpoints when the mad cow disease and the bird flue hit.
I remember a few years ago going through a checkpoint in South Korea on the border between Gyeonggi Do and Gangwon Do. They sprayed the screen which promptly froze over as we drove away . Pointless as it spreads over the air, which is easily shown as they had an outbreak there at the same time as one nearby in North Korea, and nobody was crossing that border at the time.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 09:41 PM   #12795
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I have known some of those checkpoints when the mad cow disease and the bird flue hit.
In all border passes in Spain (only border with France and ferries). They had people flowing a product o vehicle wheels.

I remember in my region, in the lest used border pass they got former booths.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 10:18 PM   #12796
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Coming from Bosnia to Serbia, at Kotroman after I was passing border check, there was someone who asked me to pay for something (I don't know exactly what, something like ticket for entering a national park. We where two in a car and I expected the payment to be considerable - they asked in dinars, I didn't now how much euros, and finally I get it: 1 Euro!

Bigger the trouble that the "fine" (I didn't visited any park while driving, just passing through).
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Old April 4th, 2015, 10:38 PM   #12797
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Look, I now have 1 Euro, now I will open my own hotel!
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:11 AM   #12798
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Look, I now have 1 Euro, now I will open my own hotel!
https://youtu.be/B5NuuJQT8ZM?t=19s
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:22 AM   #12799
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That movie must be even better in Bratislava
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Old April 5th, 2015, 11:30 AM   #12800
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