List of Prohibited Content (Singapore)

There are certain items or services that are strictly not allowed on Carousell. While they may not necessarily be illegal, they nonetheless fail to meet our selling criteria and are not aligned with the values that Carousell espouses. Such items and services include:

  1. Drugs & Tobacco
    1. E-Vaporizers (E-Cigarettes) and related products
    2. Tobacco products and other smokeable products
    3. Items that resemble smoking products or promote smoking
    4. Drugs and drug paraphernalia
  2. Adult & Mature Content
    1. Pornography and adult material including, but not limited to, pornographic books, magazines, pictures and videos
    2. Adult toys, sexual wellness and enhancement products
    3. Adult industry services and jobs, including escort services
    4. Nudity and sexually-oriented material
    5. Used undergarments and intimate items
  3. Animals & Animal Products
    1. Live animals and insects
    2. Items made from animal parts, including, but not limited to, endangered species and exotic animals
    3. Human beings, human remains and body parts
  4. Counterfeit & Replica Items
    1. Counterfeit items
    2. Items that infringe copyright laws including, but not limited to, unauthorized sales of eBooks
  5. Weapons
    1. Knives, Swords and Hand Weapons, unless determined to be used for non-lethal sports or dress-up purposes
    2. Firearms, Imitation Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
    3. Others (e.g. Tasers)
  6. Illegal Items or Encouraging Illegal Activity
    1. Stolen or illegal goods
    2. Listings that promote, support or seek to engage users in illegal activity
  7. Medical & Healthcare Items
    1. Whitening pills and slimming consumables (e.g. slimming pills, slimming food, slimming drinks)
    2. Prescription drugs and medical devices
    3. Contact lenses and other optometry products
    4. Medicine, medicinal instruments and items with objectionable medical claims
    5. Injectable health or cosmetic substances
  8. Offensive Materials
    1. Content that promotes, supports or glorifies acts of violence
    2. Content that seeks to shame others and/or reveal personal information of others
    3. Content that promotes, supports or glorifies hatred and seeks to discriminate and/or demean on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, disability or sexual orientation
  9. Consumables of the following:
    1. Food containing prohibited substances
    2. Food containing substances in excess of permitted proportions
    3. Food unfit for human consumption e.g. food items that have exceeded their expiry dates 
    4. Perishable food (e.g. Fruits and vegetables, dairy products, frozen meat)
  10. Controlled goods that are not affixed with the SAFETY mark
  11. Unlicensed medical and healthcare services
  12. Others
    1. Recalled items
    2. Moneylending services and bank transfer services
    3. Supernatural items or services (e.g. Spells, rituals, curses, hexing, potions)
    4. Digital licenses and product keys (e.g. Microsoft office, Adobe software)
    5. Digital subscriptions and accounts for streaming services, including, but not limited to, cable TV, Netflix, Spotify, Hulu etc
    6. Listings promoting Multi-Level-Marketing programs, Get-Rich-Quick schemes, Investment schemes, Pyramid selling schemes, Fast cash schemes, Commission-only schemes and Referral programs to re-post online advertisements
    7. Job listings that do not comply with the applicable laws, regulations, guidelines or policies and any notices issued by the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore including the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices and the Tripartite Guidelines on Non-Discriminatory Job Advertisements
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