FYI, I travelled to Philippines with the scanner at least 3 times, twice with VR500 last time with Uniden 396T. Everything is xrayed on both domestic and international flights, in addition on International flights most hand luggage is hand inspected before boarding. Only once I was questioned boarding domestic flight in Manila. They have a look at Uniden and ask me can I transmit, when I told them it is a radio scanner they let me go but ask me to remove the batteries. Actually there is not that much traffic to listen to, simillar thing happened in Australia during transit. However, despite Singapore have strictly no scanning Law I travelled with the scanner via Singapore few times as well. When you land in Singapore on some flights there is actually NO customs check after you pickup bags from carusell. Straight thru the exit door. In Singapore there is plenty Air and Marine traffic to listen to. One day my luck may run out and some Security official will confiscate my toy, maybe next trip will be with cheap Uniden BC95. They can have it.