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Hi from Singapore, land of banned chewing gum

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by adbie, Dec 27, 2005.

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    It's true, importing non-therapeutic chewing gum is illegal here, but strangely, consumption of chewing gum is ok.
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    adbie, Dec 27, 2005 IP
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  2. fryman

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    if it is illegal how can it be ok?
     
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    if importin in illegal and consumption is okie.. than i think the gums must me manufactured in the country itself... hmm ... gud business there :)
     
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    Well, I'm not too sure about manufacturing gum, but bringing in a couple of packs for personal consumption is ok with the customs.

    Are you starting to like my country? :)
     
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    well somewht, if i get a change & finance to open a unit there :p
     
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    OK with customs? Didn't you just say that importing non-therapeutic gum was illegal?? :confused:
     
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    Well, I guess "importing" is a little different from "bringing". At the customs, I can bring in snacks and bottled drinks for personal consumption, but in small quantities. If I carry dozens of goods, it'd be called "importing".

    So, in short, people are allowed to "bring in" small amounts of chewing gums for personal consumption. :)
     
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    Hey welcome to DP! I'm from Singapore too. :D
     
    kniveswood, Dec 28, 2005 IP
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    Hi kniveswood, nice to hear from a fellow countryman.
     
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    Yeah it's nice. I'm getting lonely here. :D
     
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    kniveswood, got advice on Adsense and making money on the net for a fellow countryman? :)
     
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    haha, amit, I chew gum with my mouth....
     
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    Seriously, everything u need to know can be found in this forum.

    But first thing you should do, is read the Adsense TOS and make sure u never break it. Once u get kicked, u cant get back in. :D
     
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    Have you got paid by Adsense? I started 1 month back, and now it's only at $20+....

    Just got approved by Chitika though...

    Could you share your experience? :)
     
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    Yup. Both Adsense and Chitika paid.

    You might wanna start a new thread in Website Reviews so everyone here can suggest how you may improve your site. :D
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I've read that some users here are not too keen on providing links to their sites for fear of click-bombs. That's why I haven't had the "courage" of letting people review my only site.

    If you don't mind one more question, is the income generated from Adsense and Chitika enough for decent "pocket money"? A rough indicative range? S$500/mth? (There are Adsense geniuses who make a bundle, but I just wanna know what's achievable in practice...)

    Thanks!
     
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    Revenue varies by your intelligence and determination.

    My intelligence and determination are going to be worth just over $12k (US) this month. Hopefully I'll be smarter next month. :)

    I had the opportunity to visit Singapore a few years ago. I found it to be a very nice place. Very clean, very modern, very nice people, very pretty girls. :D

    While there, I had a local desert. A sort of ice cream that was green and tasted very odd. I was told it was a national favorite. Can you remind me what it was? :eek:
     
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    Hmm...green tea? Peppermint?

    Of coz...if u put in enough effort, it can become a "job" instead of mere "pocket money". S$500/month is certainly doable. It's very very modest compared to what some members here are earning.

    It also helps if you are IT-inclined and able to write well. Because content is king, and we're working on websites after all so technical stuffs are unavoidable. :D
     
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    kniveswood, thanks so much. Yes, I'm technical, so I should start working hard on it, now that I know "decent" pocket money is achieveable.

    Spencer, is it called "ice kachang" ? It's a plateful of ice with toppings and sweet colorful syrup. Another similar dessert is called "boh boh cha cha", which usually comes in a bowl, and with coconut syrup added.
     
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    Spencer, haha... my friends from abroad keep telling me that girls in Singapore dress too skimpy (due in part to hot weather). Too much to see, and too little time. :D
     
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