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First Christmas Present…

…from me to me!

The huge box in which my present arrived!

I love surprises!!

I’ve been wanting this for the longest time!

The good thing about shopping online is that you can do it anytime, in my case, in the comfort of my room and pjs. Since I usually do my research online (and spend a long time on that too), it complements my shopping! After getting friends to check out some camera shops in Singapore and also in Hong Kong (where apparently cameras and camera equipment are cheaper), I finally found the best deal for the D-Lux 4 on Amazon.

At US$899.99, I received a camera, a carrying case and an 8GB traveler’s package which includes a tripod, an 8GB SD card, flashcard reader, screen protector, adapter tubes and camera/video filter set.

Wow, what a great bundle deal!

This seller also offered free shipping in the US, so I figured I’d use vPOSTUSA to save on international shipping costs. Besides, the seller did not indicate that he ships to Singapore and it wasn’t easy to contact the seller because there was no email address or contact form to fill to find out (I had to call his store in the US to ask about the camera’s warranty), I chose the more familiar freight forwarding service offered by Singpost.

In total, I paid about S$1399.86 for the Leica D-Lux 4.

Shipping within US: Free

Shipping from US to Singapore (vPOSTUSA): S$60.56

Price of item: S$1250.91 (US$899.99)

7% GST (Singapore): S$88.31

Here is how shipping for vPOSTUSA is calculated:

There is a base charge of S$12.40 + $8.60 per kg (based on volumetric weight  or actual weight whichever is higher, subject to a minimum charge of 0.5kg).

In the case of my camera set, the actual weight is 3.5 kg. the volumetric weight is 5.6Kg, so the chargeable weight will be the latter.

Therefore the shipping cost would be S$12.40 + (S$8.60 x 5.6) = S$60.56.

Once the value of the item exceeds S$400, there will be a GST charge based on the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value of the item plus all duties payable in Singapore dollars.

Will share more purchases when they arrive!

Doesn't it look delicious?

I have adored this old-school camera carrying case for the longest time!

And the unassuming little toy that does wonders!


I’m thrilled to be fronting the vPOST campaign because I love online shopping! I do shop in malls too, but the best thing about online shopping sites is that they have no opening hours and there’s greater variety, perfect for the kind of schedule I have right now. With all these advancements in technology, shipping items from overseas becomes much more convenient without the exorbitant price tags too! I can’t wait to start shopping and share my purchases with you!


很开心能当 vPOST 的代言人,因为我经常都有在网上购物!哈哈,有时要到商场购物会很累,而且也未必能找到自己要的。网上就不同了,不但可以有很多选择,也不用受到营业时间的影响。现在要从外国的网站购买物品也不用担心运输问题啦!


That's Jeremy the stylist getting cheeky with me as Ryan the hairstylist looks on with amusement.


Jeremy making sure everything looks perfect for the picture.


This is the same styling team behind my Star Awards look too! The photographer didn't want to have his identity publicised (Thanks J nonetheless!). Jeremy, Joanne, Ryan, Bryan and Xueling (from left to right).


With the vPOST client and representatives from the creative agency. Thank you all for having me, now you've given me a perfect excuse to shop more! Haha!