Most of us understand what’s off-limits when it comes to bringing items on a plane as carry-on baggage. After all, knives, lighters and non-duty-free alcohol are no-brainers. But what about candles and tweezers? Or Singapore’s favourite fruit: durian? While you might think they’re not allowed, these items actually have few or no restrictions when flying. Here are some more that may surprise you!

Other items to take note of:


·         Durian and durian puffs (check with your airline though)

·         Mini alcohol bottle (if 100ml or less)

·         Safety matches

·         Candles

·         Sex toys (except handcuffs)

·         Tweezers (non-sharp tips)

·         Battery packs

·         Skate Scooters (check with your airline)


Not allowed

·         Canned food with sauce > 100ml

·         Bottled/canned drinks > 100ml

·         Liquor/perfume bought duty free and not in STEB (security tamper-evident bag) or personal perfume > 100ml

·         Scissors

·         Corkscrews

·         Key chains in the shape of weapons

·         Pepper spray

·         Human/animal ashes

·         Peanut butter/kaya

·         Cheese spreads

·         Ice packs

·         Fishing rods and tackle

·         Hockey sticks or baseball/softball bats

·         Nail clippers

·         Pen knives

·         Swiss army knives

·        Handyman tools (screwdrivers, scissors)