Over 4,600 cases of duty and GST evasion detected at Singapore Land Checkpoints in 10 months, US$1.03 million penalties imposed

In the first 10 months of this year, over 4,600 cases of travelers and importers evading duty and GST payments were identified at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. Penalties exceeding S$1.4 million (US$1.03 million) were imposed, and S$14,200 in dues and GST were retrieved.

ICA emphasized the necessity of declaring and paying for overseas purchases, even when transporting items for others.

Singapore’s heartwarming Merdeka Day cake exchange with Malaysia


In a heartwarming display of camaraderie, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore celebrated Malaysia’s 66th Merdeka Day by exchanging birthday cakes with their Malaysian counterparts.

This sweet tradition fosters cross-border friendship, captured in joyful images shared on ICA’s official Facebook page.