Chinese and Vietnamese tourists warned to be careful when buying electronics in Singapore

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs put up a notice on their website on Wednesday saying that there had been many reports of incidents of fraud faced by tourists here who purchased mobile phones and other electronic products. -- PHOTO: CS.MFA.GOV.CN
China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs put up a notice on their website on Wednesday saying that there had been many reports of incidents of fraud faced by tourists here who purchased mobile phones and other electronic products. -- PHOTO: CS.MFA.GOV.CN

SINGAPORE - Tourists from China have been warned to be cautious when purchasing electronics here.

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs put up a notice on their website on Wednesday saying that there had been many reports of incidents of fraud faced by tourists here who purchased mobile phones and other electronic products. The notice reminded them to be careful of merchants which have had complaints made about them.

This follows media reports this week about errant retailers in Sim Lim Square and incidents such as a shopkeeper trying to give a China citizen a refund in more than $1,000 worth of coins.

The negative reputation of Sim Lim Square's errant shops have also been making headlines in Vietnamese newspapers which have urged people to be wary of the dubious tactics of shops in Singapore.