Attas Vietnam Chio Bu Slams Singapore Customs for Ruining Her Holiday and MBS Stay

She had been looking forward to a 5-day holiday in Singapore and a stay at Marina Bay Sands.

But those plans came to naught, after she was denied entry into Singapore by customs officials.

Vietnamese national Ms Linh Thuy Vu said that the whole episode caused her to lose S$4000 in hotel and airfare bookings.

Linh says that she and a travel companion, Ms Banh Phuong Thao had landed at Changi Airport on a Singapore Airlines flight, and was stopped by officers at the customs checkpoint.

She says that at that time, she had S$3000 in cash, possessed a return flight ticket, and wasn’t carrying any banned items.

However, she was detained supposedly because her MBS hotel booking was booked under a friend’s name instead of hers, via the Agoda hotel booking website.

She said that her friend had made the booking on her behalf because her friend enjoyed a 30 percent discount.

Linh accused customs officers of detaining her and Ms Banh in a room for 5 hours, from 3pm to 8pm, without food and water and the use of a toilet.

She says she was starving throughout the ordeal as she had skipped breakfast to catch a morning flight to Singapore.

She says that her request to speak with authorities, and to cancel the booking at MBS were turned down.

The pair’s mobile phone and bags were reportedly confiscated later on, and Ms Banh and her were escorted to another room, where they were kept till the next morning.

They were then put on a flight back to Vietnam, allegedly without any explanation from customers officers.

Linh is furious at the treatment she received, and has urged fellow Vietnamese who encounter similar situations to cause a ruckus and whip up a storm if they encounter similar situations in Singapore.

According to the ICA, the granting of visit passes is determined by the customs officers at the point of entry.

All foreign visitors entering Singapore  are required to possess:

-A passport with at least 6 months validity
-Valid Singapore visa, if applicable
-Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Singapore
– Confirmed onward/return tickets (where applicable)
– Entry facilities to their onward destinations, e.g. visas.
– Completed Disembarkation/Embarkation Card
– Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable





  1. vanillaijs

    August 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Blamed ur own country for exporting so many u know what…

    • Johnny

      August 13, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Don’t assume every single person from vietnam is coming to singapore with illegal intention. There are plenty of wealthy people in VN which you never expected.

      • Government

        February 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm

        Dont be stupid johnny.How can there be any rich people in vietnam.vietnam is a war-torn communist country.Do you understand communism? vietnam went to war cos of communism.vietnam is a war-torn communist country where government is in-heavy debt.That explains why many prostitudes from vietnam cone to singapore to make money.

      • King of vietnam,china and singapore

        July 6, 2016 at 12:12 am

        You dont know what you saying.retarded shit

  2. ayumi

    August 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Singapore customs had not good behavier. If they still do the same, the traveler will not go to singapore any more.

  3. sam tan

    August 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    She have been profiled by ICA. All looks too well planned,

  4. Desmond

    August 14, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Atas? All sponsored by rich singaporean, hotel booking can be traced back to singaporean man..

  5. Cheers

    August 20, 2015 at 11:54 am

    These 2 are probably prostitutes who got flagged by ICA.

    • Steven

      October 23, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Cheers. Have u visit them as a prostitutes. Pls do not judge other people. If they judge your female friends or other female that relationship with as prostitutes too , do you feel happy.

  6. Jane

    October 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    It is so badly behavior from custom unlikely welcome.
    If you said that some are coming illigal, they are not all vnese people with 90 mio. How about the others in different countries neighbor in the same situation. Again, it starts discrimnation.

  7. SingaporeKing

    December 5, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Nice job & well done by Singapore ICA for refusing vietnamese to come Singapore.No vietnamese into Singapore means prevent crimes.Vietnamese are good at robbing,cheating,stealing etc.You see case of burglary at pasir panjang wholesale centre.Singapore ICA are to blame for letting these vietnam burglars into Singapore.You will not understand the pain of the victim who got his shop broken into and $ stolen. One day if you got robbed by people,then you will cry.

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