Building a Community - Asia

Hi There! Greetings from Singapore! :slight_smile: So what do you do in Hong Kong?

Data! I think I met you at Dim Sum Labs - weren’t you the one that gave the talk on the detector array installed in Aberdeen Tunnel?

-=- Terence

Yes. Terence. Nice to meet you online again. How are you doing?

Hi Jonathan!

I am Gayle. I am also going to be a happy GF owner before the end of this year hopefully when international shipments happen.

Currently, I am the Head of the MakerSpace at Nanyang Girls’
High School. I would like to connect with you and the other Singaporean GF owners so maybe we can help each other navigate all things Glowforge.

Did you purchase yours for business or personal use?
I purchased the GF for my own personal use and want to set it up at home, not at school [although I will be experimenting with developing Maker kits for teachers and students].

I purchased the 40w Basic. Do you know if there will be any issues when it comes through customs because it is going to a residential address?

Thanks! Hope we can chat soon.

And yes a shout out to all the SEA GF owners-to-be!


Hello Gayle!
It’s really nice hearing from a fellow Singaporean GF owner!

I bought mine for personal use too. But I foresee it being used for my business a lot more in the future too. I too see the importance of having a local community for GF users so that we can all help each other out.

As of now, I do not think there’s any issue with customs. But I think we will be more clear of the process of bringing it in when then delivery date gets closer. For now, let’s keep our fingers crossed and just hope that our GFs get delivered to us smoothly and on time! :grin:

Hi Jonathan,

As much as I wish my GF was already delivered, in a way the delay is not a bad thing. Because we are so far away, if the GF has a problem, I’m not sure I will want to spend $$$$ to send it back to the US and then back here again to Singapore. I’m hoping there are no major issues. So the longer I’ve waited, the more stuff the GF Team has tweaked and worked out.

Hope they have distributors in this part of the world at some point in the future.

Stay tuned for exciting times ahead!



Hi Guys!

Lemuel here from Singapore too! Bought it for both business and personal use. But with the issues and the estimated dates getting pushed further back into the year, its starting to get on my nerves. From April 2018 to June, now it’s Nov 2018…

I think HK and Singapore suffered the same length of delay till 1st Nov. 2018 and I dun think they will send the machine on time.

Hafa Adai from Guam,

Although we are a US Territory, we consider our island somewhat associated very close to Asia as we are 4 - 5 hours from Korea, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Versus 16 hours to the US.

Hello Hafa Adai,
Welcome to our small little community :slight_smile:
Does being geologically located nearer to Asia affect the delivery date for your machine?

I receive my machine early April as stated on the website. Glowforge viewed Guam as part of the US and not international. Only waiting on my air filter which will be in July.

Actually it’s Guam not considering themselves a different country for import purposes so they didn’t have unique requirements :slightly_smiling_face:

Anyone got delivery date earlier than 1Nov??

Hello from Taiwan and still waiting for my GF
My delivery date is 1Nov too…
I think HongKong is the same date
Im wondering if i ask my friend in US to receive GF for me and transport it back to Taiwan will be faster or not?

It will certainly be faster, we cannot trust that our dates will not slip more… history suggests they will.

However, if your GF turns out to have a problem on arrival you will have to pay full shipping for its warranty return and its replacement will have to again be shipped to you from the USA.

I’m wondering why the price order from now is cheaper than the early bird buyers? Should I cancel and order again?:expressionless::expressionless:

*From HK

Depends on when you ordered. If you ordered the Basic model during the time period starting in mid-December 2017 they will give you a credit to match the current pricing if you notify them by sending an email directly to (That was the only time that the pre-order price on the Basic model was higher than the current price. They wound up coming down a bit with the final price.)

They announced it in the April status update announcements that were mailed out to everyone who pre-ordered.

Send them an email if you qualify so they can set you up with the credit.

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Guys, my shipment to Singapore has been delayed to Feb 2019 now. Any of you facing the same problem?

Hi and Good Bye :sob:
I have waited 2 1/2 years and yes, my Singapore order has also been delayed to Feb 2019. I could not wait any longer. I think Singapore is gonna be a “no fly zone”. So very sadly I have requested for my refund.

There is a new [not as sexy as the Glowforge] open source desktop laser cutter, made in Singapore by a local company called Lionsforge ![]

I saw it at Singapore’s recent Maker Faire and had them come to my school to do a demo. On a scale of 1-10, it’s not a 10, but good enough with a 40 watt laser. I’m thinking of getting one for my school.

You should check it out. They will be shipping the beginning of the new year.

Good luck to you all and hope one day the stars will align and I might have a Glowforge too!

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