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Old 11-17-2013, 10:13 AM
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Hi Sexycola!

Thank you very much for this informations. Anyway, im not going to bring many luggage. My husband just want me to bring some munggo cakes/ hopiang munggo coz he really likes it. How about any liquids like feminine wash, shampoo, lotion and moisturizers? Im also planning to some contraceptive pills coz they have bigger dosage for medicines there right?
Shampoo, shower gel etc are all fine. Just make sure it is in your checked luggage - hand luggage it has to be less than 100ml


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I'd be waiting for a reply for this one too sexycola.. When I fly there im planning on bringing lots of girl stuff too.. I think we can only bring 100ml of lotions,perfumes etc mariebaird,correct me if im wrong. Are preserved foods also NOT allowed to bring in such as "super tuyo"?
Yes Mariebird and proudmomma

you can bring all your personal/kikay stuffs as long as its in your checked-in luggage if its beyond 100ml. But u can have some hand-carry liquids too as long as it will not exceed to 100ml/bottle.
You can also bring your own over the counter and prescripted medicines. Just make sure u bring the prescription too. In Oz birth control pills are under prescripted med. and very expensive!! On my first trip there, I didn't bring any and I have a hard time to buy. [Edited out by moderator] and guess what, one box contains 3 packs of pills! I bought yasmine pills and it cost me like 81aud as far as I remember. [Edited out by moderator] So if your trying not to get pregnant soon better have the IV contraception good for a year or so, or buy heaps of pills. Just ask a doctor here in ph to give you prescription. Coz they might think something else.

In terms of foods this is quite hard, I advise that you buy foods that are sealed, no any fresh fruits or frozen meat, cooked food or anything that is fresh! Still some goods here in phil are still not acceptable in Oz’s standard. I have another story to share again, hehehe! This time it was on my first trip in bne, and we bought some dried mangoes from our duty free here in NAIA. I was flying with my 3 colleagues there and we have stop-over in sg and since we have 13hrs lay-over and I know sg very well, I decided to tour my colleagues even for a short time as they haven’t gone there yet. After we had dinner and walked in the city we stayed in a friend’s house. Without me knowing that one of my colleague brought an orange from the house and put it on her bag. And from sg immigration since we’re going out the country to BNE they don’t do much search on going out passenger. As we arrived BNE airport, and have to fill-up the embarkation card, as far as we know that the dried mangoes we bought from duty free is automatic out from our own luggage so we didn’t declare it. And my friend also forgot that she brought an orange on her bag. Lucky me it wasn’t me carrying the dried mangoes and it was all in her, so she was stop and questioned by the immigration officer. And asking why she didn’t declare the dried mangoes and an orange in her hand-carry bag. As she explained as we thought since it was brought from duty free it was exempted and I really forgot I have an orange inside my bag as we are all in hurry to catch the bus and train going back to sg airport after our short lay-over. Still my colleague is lucky enough to received a warning letter from the officer instead of getting fine of 220aud!
So make sure u declare the foods you are bringing. Coz if you don’t u will get fine of 220aud or a warning letter. Please Read the embarkation card word per word. I suggest you watch border security Australia before you fly so you will have an idea what I’m talking about. There are heaps on youtube ;P Lucky me I don’t get involve in any of their episodes when I was questioned last March 2013 when I enter bne re. on my teas and coffees, hehehe! Bon boyage Marriebaird! I can’t my visa be granted soon! How’s your visa going on proudmomma? I haven’t attend the seminar yet. Any plans?

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I'd be waiting for a reply for this one too sexycola.. When I fly there im planning on bringing lots of girl stuff too.. I think we can only bring 100ml of lotions,perfumes etc mariebaird,correct me if im wrong. Are preserved foods also NOT allowed to bring in such as "super tuyo"?
btw, I'm not really sure if your "super tuyo" is allowed. as long as it passed on their food standard. If you miss pinoy foods/ingredients u can buy in sunnybank, at the valley (just near at your in laws house), and there are heaps small pinoy store out there. Once we get our visa I'll drive you around there, promise! Hopefully I could buy a nice cheap car there once I sold my car here

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Hey sexycola, I'm editing out some of what you said as you are talking about doing things that are illegal in Australia... you can private message me if you're confused. Thanks.

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btw, I'm not really sure if your "super tuyo" is allowed. as long as it passed on their food standard. If you miss pinoy foods/ingredients u can buy in sunnybank, at the valley (just near at your in laws house), and there are heaps small pinoy store out there. Once we get our visa I'll drive you around there, promise! Hopefully I could buy a nice cheap car there once I sold my car here
I've been watching border security for months now, and at one point I got nervous myself,thinking if I get too excited while packing I might end up bringing things that aren't allowed! Haha anyway yeah he mentioned about pinoy stores,although available they're quite expensive.

Looking forward to our joy ride! Btw, if my driver's license here isn't expired yet when I get in Australia,will I be able to use it (after gettimg used to driving on the right side-of course) there?

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Not worth taking anything....there are many Asian stores in the main cities where you can buy practically anything...

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Btw, if my driver's license here isn't expired yet when I get in Australia,will I be able to use it (after gettimg used to driving on the right side-of course) there?
In NSW, yes, you will be allowed to use your Phil. license while it has not expired. (I read you will be eligible for an Aus license when you become a permanent resident.) It really feels strange driving on the "other side" of the road, and I do suggest you take time to adjust to it by practice-driving in some place safe (and where you are allowed to). Going through roundabouts is the trickiest part for me but it all just really needs some getting used to.

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In NSW, yes, you will be allowed to use your Phil. license while it has not expired. (I read you will be eligible for an Aus license when you become a permanent resident.) It really feels strange driving on the "other side" of the road, and I do suggest you take time to adjust to it by practice-driving in some place safe (and where you are allowed to). Going through roundabouts is the trickiest part for me but it all just really needs some getting used to.
I see, ill be in BNE not NSW 2 yrs of waiting to be a permanent resident is so long, I bet I can master driving there by that time

Btw, if I want my kids to migrate too, I can only apply for their visa after I become a resident,am I right?

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If you can drive here you can drive anywhere else in the world.....driving in oz is a dream compared to the chaotic drivers n roads, here in Ph.

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If you can drive here you can drive anywhere else in the world.....driving in oz is a dream compared to the chaotic drivers n roads, here in Ph.
True enough!

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