JOHOR BAHRU – A woman who attempted to bring fried chicken from a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet located in Johor Bahru into Singapore was forced to finish it in front of customs officers after she was stopped by them on arrival.
China Press reported that the woman had allegedly posted a question on Facebook last Sunday (Mar 27) asking netizens whether it was okay to bring her finger-licking good meal to Singapore.
Emergency! May I know if I can ‘dabao’ KFC from Johor Bahru into Singapore?
Three hours later, she posted another update on Facebook revealing the final fate of her meal.
I have eaten the two pieces of fried chicken in front of the customs officials. Case closed.
But why though?
Needless to say, netizens was baffled by the woman’s story and flooded the comment section with their take on the situation.
“For goodness sake, Singapore has KFC too. Why do you need to take KFC from Malaysia into Singapore?”
“You can bring it [KFC] through customs but not by carrying them by hand.“
“If this was allowed, all the KFC outlets in Singapore will be closed down! Besides, it won’t be delicious anymore once it goes cold.”
According to the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), travellers entering Singapore are allowed to bring meat products not more than 5kg directly from its list of approved countries.
This applies to all kinds of meat, including cooked food containing meat such as bak kwa, pork floss, or fried chicken.
Editor: Sarah Yeoh