Hi, thanks for the welcome to the site. I am a US expat living in Singapore. I was about to buy an ipad the last trip to the US when I "think" I discovered, meaning I am not sure, that I cannot access ibooks or any ebooks here in Singapore. I have an itunes account with a US credit card, a US billing and shipping address, and I access the US itunes store, but cannot download ebooks. My ISP is of course, indicating that I am in Singapore. Is there a way to do this, or does Singapore block the download, or is there specific laws that prevent ebooks from being downloaded. Also, does anyone know if after ipad is released in Singapore will ibooks and any ebook app be available for download? I really want to purchase a 16G Wifi model for the specific purpose of reading books, as books are really expensive here in Singapore, and I can't find my favorite authors. I appreciate any help here and hopefully there are some Singaporeans out there that have some information for me.