Singapore is known for their cleanliness and law abiding citizens. While visiting with mostly Indians the guide said visiting Singapore will teach them to stand in line.
While I am not sure if that will entirely work, there are plenty of laws and norms to be aware of when visiting Singapore.
So while it may not be against the law to far in a cab, it is against the law to chew gum in Singapore. It carries $1000 fine. You can chew medically prescribed gum though.
Next up there is a lovely but smelly fruit call durian. It is banned in public places. The fine is steep too!
Additional laws prohibit:
– jaywalking (use the zebra crossing!) Jaywalkers can be fined $20 on the spot. They can also be charged and fined up to $1,000, or jailed up to three months. Repeat offenders may be fined up to $2,000 or jailed up to six months.
– possession of pornography (prison and up to a $5000 fine)
– failure to flush the toilet after use ($150 fine)
– sexual contact between males (can be fined and caned)
– spitting ($500 fine)
– littering ($1000 fine)
– feeding ducks ($1000 fine)
– connecting to an insecure wireless network is considered hacking (up to a $10,000 fine)
Drig trafficking actually carries the death penalty. Caning is actually still used.
So walking nude in your home is illegal if someone sees you. It is also illegal to hug without permission. You also cannot gather more than 3 people after 10 pm without permission.
With all these threats of punishment, Singapore is actually quite safe. We let our kids sit on the patio while we got our food from the buffet without worry.
Singapore, a fine city.
So if you’re flying into SINGAPORE and use gum to relieve ear pressure, I guess hide some for the return flight (and surely don’t chew it during your visit).
If you were in Singapore, what would your average daily fine be?