In light of recent increase in security and inspection over incoming and outgoing parcels due to the Shanghai Asia summit, certain sensitive items that used to be possible to ship out by EMS, airmail and SAL are now completely prohibited from shipping using these methods until further notice.
These sensitive items include those containing liquids, powder, batteries, medicines and any other items prohibited for shipping by law. If you must ship any such items, you'll have to ship it via a special express shipping route, which costs more than EMS. For an idea, shipping to the USA costs 49 SGD for the first 500g, followed by 14 SGD for every subsequent 500g. For rates for other countries, you may leave a comment or email me to ask.
Branded items or replica items (of mainstream brands) can still be shipped by EMS, Airmail and SAL.
In case you ask, it is not possible to not declare any of these items or attempt to hide them, for the following reasons:
1) If detected, your whole package can be confiscated or delayed indefinitely for further inspection.
2) If traced back to the forwarder, the forwarder can get into legal trouble.
Believe me, if the forwarder could ship those items, they wouldn't say "no" to money. But obviously they have good reason and judgment to reject shipping these items and I do not wish to challenge their professional know-how at the expense of your parcel.