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Shipping A Bag Home... Sea Freight?

Posted by GreenKoolAidMan on 2/5/2011 at 12:05

Hello all,

I am leaving for Asia in 19 days and will be spending the 12 weeks after that between Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Battambang, and then various locales across South Korea and Japan. The first 6 weeks of my trip are going to be spent in Singapore as I am studying abroad there through the University at Buffalo. The school group is then taking a one-week trip to Shanghai.

I would like to travel light for the second leg of my trip and would like to ship one of my bags home during either my last week in Singapore or during the week in Shanghai. I was wondering if anyone here has any prior experience with shipping a bag home or any tips regarding how to do so. From the research I've done so far I have found that sea freight is the cheapest option if and when it is available.

Thanks for the help,


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Posted by goonistik on 2/5/2011 at 20:52

I suggest you look up the Singpost surface parcel service. I am not sure how well the postal service of China works.

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Posted by rledez1990 on 2/5/2011 at 21:17

I shipped home excess baggage last year by sea freight from Malaysia to London- they charge you by weight and by the size of the box you put it all in, and mine cost £10 to send a load of excess clothes, shoes, presents home (it took 3 months to arrive). We just went to a post office and they sent it from there for us. Singapore might be a little different but if anything I'd expect it to be easier and more efficient, if a bit more expensive.

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Posted by nhatrangholiday on 3/5/2011 at 22:34

I've sent around 14kg from Singapore to Poland by Singapore post. The cheapest option costed me over 100$. I bought a nice big box at the post office and put all my things there. Then they checked the weight and told me the price. It was easy and people working at the post office are very helpful. It took 2 months until my parcel arrived to Poland. At Singapore post website there is a calculator where you write your destination country and weight and you will get the price.

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