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List of Prohibited Content

Prohibited Content (Singapore Law)

Please find below a non-exhaustive guideline on prohibited and restricted content that is not allowed on Tap Singapore:

  • Contraband tobacco
  • Counterfeit or Intellectual Property (IP) Infringing Goods and Services
  • Defence-related business, military and police deal
  • Illegal/counterfeit pharmaceuticals
  • Illegal or Miscoded online gambling
  • Illegal supplements/nutraceuticals
  • Money lending business
  • Moneylenders that conduct gambling related activities/finance gambling-related activities
  • Narcotics and related accessories
  • Online pharmacy
  • Pawn Shop and Services
  • Pornographic content and services
  • Pyramid schemes and Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
  • Remittance agent or money changer
  • Unregulated law firm or accounting company
  • Weapons of all types (including but not limited to daggers, firearms and accessories), replica weapons, ammunitions and explosives)
  • Any other illegal products or services by Singapore law

Drugs & Tobacco

  • E-vaporizers (e-cigarettes) and related products, such as vape juice/e-liquid, vape refills
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia, such as pipes and bongs
  • Smoking cessation products containing nicotine, such as patches and gum
  • Products containing opium, poppy seeds, marijuana, peyote and other illicit drugs
  • Any products, related devices or products suitable for, intended to be used for taking, or injecting dangerous drugs or that violates any applicable law and/or regulation

Counterfeit & Replica Items

  • Counterfeit items
  • Items and services that infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, unauthorised sale of eBooks, films, video games, etc.

Weapons, Ammunition & Related Accessories

In general, products intended for physical harm or could cause grievous harm are not allowed.

  • Knives, swords and hand weapons, including but not limited to
  • Machete, parang, sickle, kukri, axe, sword, bayonet, dagger, flick knife, karambit, katana, cane knife, hunting knife
  • Any knife the blade of which is exposed by a spring or other mechanical or electric device
  • Any bladed or pointed weapon designed to be used in a fashion whereby the handle is held in a clenched fist and the blade or point protrudes between the fingers of the fist
  • Firearms, ammunition and explosives, including but not limited to:
  • All kinds of guns with lethal metal or bullets, such as artillery, shoulder-fire weapons, machine guns, submachine guns, cartridge guns, automatic rifles, ordinary rifles, carbines, pistols, pen guns, gas guns, anaesthesia guns, shotguns, air guns, spear gun, etc.
  • Airsoft Gun
  • Any form of a modified toy gun, paintball gun, BB guns
  • Paraphernalia that could be mistaken as a firearm
  • Other weapons (e.g. batons, handcuffs, nunchaku, tasers, imitation firearms, concealed weapons, knuckle dusters, blowpipe, bow & arrow, catapult, slingshot)
  • Related Accessories
  • Firearm-related accessories e.g. scope, silencer, magazine, carb stock
  • Blank/dummy cartridges
  • Bulletproof vest
  • Any item that infringes or violates any applicable laws and regulations. For the avoidance of doubt, you shall obtain all authority, licences, permits and/or consents required and necessary

Government/Law Enforcement Issued Items

  • Any clothing article that closely resembles a government-issued uniform (e.g. police, traffic warden, government flying service)
  • Items that are illegal, unlicensed and/or unauthorised or may encourage illegal activities
  • Stolen or illegal goods (in part or in whole)
  • Items or listings that promote, support or seek to engage users in illegal activities
  • Unlicensed or unauthorised transport and accommodation services
  • Unlicensed lottery tickets and tickets offering illegal payouts
  • Any unauthorised or unlicensed decoder or device designed or intended for the transmission or transmission of radio waves
  • Items or articles belonging to or relating to any triad society
  • Listings promoting Multi-Level-Marketing programs, Get-Rich-Quick schemes, Investment schemes, Pyramid selling schemes, Fast cash schemes, Commission-only schemes, gambling

Offensive Materials

  • Content that incites feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races and/or classes of the population
  • Content that seeks to shame others and/or reveal personal information of others

Fireworks, explosives, or any hazardous material or restricted chemical

  • Ammunitions & explosives, inclusive of display or collectables – regardless if stated as no longer functioning or harmful
  • Fireworks & firecrackers
  • All firecrackers fired from the ground – fireworks, cupolas, crackers, water mandarin ducks, and cannons