Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide
Purpose-built shipping boxes and materials provided
Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Enjoy 2 weeks FREE storage before and after shipping
We handle the quarantine and customs clearance process
Singapore, an island nation situated off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, intertwines a rich cultural heritage with hypermodernity. Ancient temples nestle beneath the shadows of skyscrapers, lush oases dot bustling city streets, and rickety market stalls prop themselves against designer shopping malls, creating a fascinating landscape for visitors to explore.
No matter if you're travelling for business, off on the trip of a lifetime or relocating permanently, Seven Seas Worldwide's unbeatable services help make shipping to Singapore from South Africa hassle-free and affordable. From sports equipment to household goods, our team of international shippers have many years of experience transporting it all, so rest assured, your belongings are in safe and capable hands.
Trusted to ship to Singapore for over 25 years
Our door-to-door international shipping service takes the stress out of sending your belongings overseas, allowing you to focus on more important things, such as finalising your itinerary and finding the perfect beach outfit. Here're just a few of the perks of luggage shipping with Seven Seas Worldwide:
- We have a global network of depots: we have depots located across the world, from the UK to New Zealand and countless countries in between, allowing our multilingual team to support you throughout your shipments journey without you ever having to communicate with a third party.
- No hidden charges: no one enjoys using a service only to get hit with surprise fees at the end. That's why our free no-obligation quote tool itemises your order, ensuring utmost transparency.
- Pay in instalments: to make our overseas shipping services even more pocket-friendly, we never demand one full payment in advance of collection. Rather, we stagger the cost to give you enough time to find your feet once you land in Singapore.
- Full quarantine and customs clearance: our team of international shippers have all the first-hand experience and local knowledge needed to successfully import your boxes into Singapore without any additional costs.
- Free clean and secure storage: we also offer two weeks of free storage on either side if you order one (or more!) of our unique MoveCubes®, or for longer at an affordable price.
Shipping to Singapore in 5 easy steps
Free instant online quote
Get a quick quote offering clear, transparent pricing so you can compare costs.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the shipment collection and delivery dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes or MoveCube® to your door, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Our international movers collect your shipment and safely transport it to its destination.
Delivered to your address
Our team will see your goods safely through customs, then deliver them to your new home.
What size are our cardboard shipping boxes?
Whatever items you want shipping to Singapore (as long as they're permitted!), Seven Seas Worldwide has the capacity and knowledge to transport them — from sports equipment and furniture to musical instruments and personal belongings. We can even provide you with plenty of our export-strength cardboard boxes, purposely designed for international shipping. These incredibly durable containers are double-walled and chemically hardened, unlike the sort you pick up from a supermarket which are easily dented or split, providing you with greater peace of mind and your goods with extra protection on their journey.
Although we offer a wide range of specialist boxes for things like bikes and TV screens, our two primary containers are Large and Standard. The bigger option is ideal for clothing, bedding and other bulky items, whereas the smaller one is excellent for holding books, cookware, toys, files etc. But, please remember that to protect our drivers, we're unable to accept any boxes over 30kg/66lbs.
Also, see our Removals to Singapore page for MoveCube® sizes.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
Unlimited specialist boxes for shipping to Singapore
Our services make sending luggage overseas a breeze, regardless of their size and shape. Plus, we'll deliver as many of these boxes as you require directly to your door, along with tape and bubble wrap. We suggest you overestimate the amount you need, as if you find you've got a few left over, we'll collect them to be reused at no extra cost.
Besides our Large and Standard shipping boxes, we also offer a variety of specialist containers to accommodate particularly fragile goods or those with unique dimensions. These include:
- Protective polythene covers for single, 3/4, double and king size mattresses;
- Foam corner covers and super sturdy boxes for mirrors, photos and art;
- Purpose-made boxes for surfboards, snowboards, bicycles and skis.
Frequently asked luggage shipping questions
From top-quality packing materials to our well-trained team, Seven Seas Worldwide provides everything you need for convenient and affordable shipping to Singapore. Here's how it works:
- Once you've requested your free no-obligation quote and have placed your order, we'll deliver the empty shipping boxes, tape and bubble wrap to your door, ready for you to start packing. Please write your name and job number on a least one side of every container to help the process run as smoothly as possible.
- Then, complete the documentation we'll send to your online portal, including insurance forms and an inventory listing the items in your shipment, and our drivers will collect your boxes on a date chosen by you during the order process.
- Finally, our team of professional international shippers will safely transport your consignment to Singapore, ensuring it gets cleared through customs and delivered to its destination. If you prefer, we can also notify you when you're goods arrive at the port for you to collect instead.
At Seven Seas Worldwide, we can ship to Singapore from South Africa by sea. Sea shipping is the most budget-friendly option, ideal if you're sending several boxes and it will take 97 days to reach Singapore.
The best way to find the most accurate price for shipping boxes from South Africa to Singapore is to complete our free shipping quote form. It's quick and easy to submit and will give you an itemised breakdown (no hidden nasties here!) of all of the costs involved, including customs clearance and other related charges.
Fortunately, non-Singapore citizens can still import their belongings without paying duties as long as they possess one of the following documents:
- Employment Pass (EP)
- Dependent Pass (DP)
- Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP)
- Student Pass (SP)
- In-Principle Approval (IPA) letter from the Ministry of Manpower stating your application status or a job offer.
However, if you're a Singaporean or permanent resident, all you'll need to provide is a copy of your Permanent Residence ID and Current Re-Entry Permit (REP). Do note that you must have been living overseas for a minimum of six months to enjoy Goods and Services Tax relief.
Also, no matter your status, you must ship your possessions within six months of your arrival to Singapore to avoid taxes. Visitors have to be present when their shipment lands, whereas citizens only need to provide their return date.
Certain items are prohibited for people to ship to Singapore from South Africa for security and customs purposes. A few of these include:
- Vehicle parts
- E-cigarettes, vape pens and vapour cigarettes
- CBD and cannabis-derived products
- Counterfeit or pirated goods
Our Prohibited Goods page contains a detailed list of all the goods you can't send, along with specific service-based restrictions.
How long does shipping to Singapore from South Africa take?*
*estimated timings dependent on global shipping circumstances
How to pack your boxes in 4 effortless steps
Before the items you're shipping to Singapore set off on their journey, it's essential you pack them securely to ensure they arrive safely and undamaged. Here are four expert tips to help you fill your shipping boxes like a pro (check out our Excess Baggage FAQs for more information):
Build the boxes and gather your goods:
Once we've delivered your containers, it's best to get packing as soon as possible to avoid rushing. But before you start throwing in everything you can grab, consider having a declutter first. After all, do you honestly need those shoes you wore once to a wedding?
Instead, you'll find the process much simpler and keep costs down by only sending luggage you need or with sentimental value.
Thoroughly wrap any fragile or precious items:
Individually cover each item, especially breakable pieces such as glassware, mirrors, and china, in plenty of bubble wrap secured with tape.
It's also vital you choose the correct box size as you don't want your goods either sliding around or squashed up against each other. Our top tip is to fill any gaps with towels, crumpled paper, or packing peanuts as an extra cushioning layer.
Adequately label every box:
Labelling at least one side of each container with your name, job number, and the box's contents makes the entire process much smoother for you and our overseas shippers. Firstly, it helps our team identify which goods belong to you and where they need sending. Secondly, when they arrive at your destination, you won't have to rummage around for urgent items as you'll know exactly where you put them.
Ensure your shipment is ready to go on collection day:
Once you've booked a collection date, it's incredibly helpful to have everything packed and ready for loading before the driver arrives to avoid unnecessary stress and delays.
Also, pack essentials into one box and load them onto the truck last. Use it for anything you might need urgently and don't want to lose under a stack of other containers.
Excellent service from Seven Seas Worldwide in all aspects, from start to finish. We arranged a last-minute shipment from Melbourne to Singapore and had assistance every step. Delivery drivers at both Melbourne and Singapore were super friendly and helpful. Customer service was awesomely helpful and replied in a timely manner. Answered all our queries and helped us with the process of changing destination addresses. The whole experience was nothing short of excellent. Kudos to the Seven Seas Worldwide team!! I would give 10 stars if available for a seamless and worry-free shipping experience.Noor Latasa
Most popular Singapore destinations
Despite only being a tiny island nation, the Little Red Dot certainly isn't short of excitement and adventure. From its countless culinary delights (don't miss the chilli crab!) to its many architectural wonders, its spic-and-span streets and welcoming atmosphere, the city's varied charms are sure to enchant. Here's just a few of the activities and attractions you should add to your Singapore itinerary:
The Marina Bay area has recently undergone an epic transformation, turning it into one of the city's ritziest areas. Jam-packed with stunning skyscrapers, five-star hotels, and luxury shopping malls, this neighbourhood is the perfect place for splashing a little cash.
Gardens by the Bay: this park has won numerous awards for its giant futuristic tree structures that are brilliantly illuminated by a kaleidoscope of colours at nightfall.
ArtScience Museum: this building's remarkable lotus flower design is reason enough for a visit. Inside, you'll discover over twenty thought-provoking exhibitions fusing art, science and technology.
The Merlion: this water-spouting, half lion, half mermaid icon is the mythical mascot of Singapore. Spot all seven giant, authorised Merlion statues on your travels around the city.
The Singapore Flyer: one of the world's largest observation wheels, leisurely making your way around the loop in one of the Flyer's air-conditioned capsules is a great way to enjoy Singapore's breathtaking skyline.
Spectra – A Light & Water Show: every night, a jaw-dropping laser show is projected from the top of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Resort, lighting up the area.
Best known for its parade of designer stores, Michelin star restaurants and chic bars, there's also plenty of other things to see and do in the Orchard Road area if you ever tire of shopping till your drop.
Emerald Hill Road: lined with exquisite houses from the early 1900s, all adorned with vibrant ceramic tiles and carved windows and doors, a wander down this road is like taking a step back in time.
The National Library: bury your nose in one of the thousands of books covering this IG-worthy library's stunning white walls and snaking shelves.
The Istana: housing the Singaporean President's office, this regal palace sits in stunning surroundings complete with a Japanese cannon, marble statue of Queen Victoria and plenty of exotic flora and fauna.
Fort Canning Park: escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a laid-back picnic and a stroll through this historical park. It's also home to the Battle Box, a complex maze of underground tunnels dating back to WWII.
The National Museum of Singapore: one of the most prominent national monuments in the city-state, the museum displays a wide range of ancient artifacts and regularly hosts events.
An intoxicating blend of old meets new, fragrant smells of traditional cuisine and the chatter of bartering over market goods bursts from every street in this enclave for Singapore's Chinese immigrant population.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple: exhibiting several floors of Buddhist art and history, its most famed relic is a piece of a canine tooth said to have come from Buddha's funeral pyre.
Chinatown Street Market: a feast for the senses, these chockablock market stalls sell everything from lucky cats to steaming dim sum.
Sri Mariamman Temple: one of the oldest shrines in the city, this ornately decorated temple honours the Goddess Mariamman and is a favourite place of worship for Tamil Hindus.
Chinatown Heritage Centre: watch the lives of earlier residents of Chinatown unfold before your eyes as you wander through the Centre's multisensory galleries and exhibits.
Ann Siang Hill: the place to be for a weekend tipple — take your pick from this area's numerous sports bars and trendy hangouts dotted among the narrow lanes.
Sentosa, an artificial island accessible by bridge from the Singapore mainland, is packed with world-class attractions, making it a must-visit for kids and all those young at heart.
Universal Studios Singapore: with themed areas transporting you from Hollywood to Ancient Egypt, there truly is something for everyone in this mammoth complex of white-knuckle rides and live movie scenes.
Palawan Beach: while the beach itself is a product of human engineering, its soft white sand is sink-your-toes-in real and imported from nearby Malaysia.
Adventure Cove Waterpark: enjoy the thrill of this park's seven different adrenalin-filled water rides or get up close and personal with over 20,000 fish by snorkelling in Ray Bay or Rainbow Reef.
Trick Eye Museum: snap a crazy pose for the 'gram among the tricksy paintings of this mind-bending gallery.
S.E.A. Aquarium: discover Asia's rich maritime history while encountering a whole host of fascinating marine animals, including hammerhead sharks, dolphins and manta rays.