Pack it right or risk having your items confiscated at Changi Airport.
Between January and September, travellers had to surrender 113 hoverboards and electric scooters which pose a fire risk, as well as more than 142,000 other prohibited items such as scissors and pepper spray canisters. Another 1.13 million items which were liquids, gels and aerosols such as perfumes and make-up that were not packed properly – or about 126,000 a month – were also confiscated.
The number is higher than the monthly average of about 113,000 items that were taken away for the whole of last year.
With the year-end holidays round the corner, efforts are being stepped up to ensure that travellers at Changi Airport know what they can and cannot take on flights.
A total of 1.3 million brochures have been printed and will be distributed to households in the next two weeks, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said.
A similar run was done last year but, this time, the brochures have been printed in four languages to reach a wider audience, the authority said.
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