Singapore is a fascinating country, it´s a mix of 4 completely different cultures and religions. However, to keep this utopian system in order, Singapore has to come out with lots of regulations and laws. Let me show you 10 official laws that you might consider a little bit crazy at your home country
1. Walking around naked in your own home.
Singapore punishes any kind of pornographic/nude content and with “any kind of content” I also mean the edge of the word nudity. As it is considered pornographic, you may not walk around your home nude. Be careful when you go out of the shower and want to get something from the kitchen, that your neighbors don’t see you and report it.
2. Bungee jumping is illegal.
Although it´s illegal to bungee jumping , There was found a contradiction on the law and it was built a reverse Bungee Jumping. I guess it´s legal to get launched as a rocket but illegal to do the oposite.
3. It is illegal to pee in an elevator.
No idea how they came with this idea, but there should be probably a reason for that. Anyway, I think any person with common sense won´t do that, still there´s a 400 USD fine if they catch you.
4. The sale of gum is prohibited.
Singapore prohibited the sale of gum after authorities noticed a prolific amount of chewed gum being stuck in subway stations and on cars. Bringing a certain amount of chewing gum to Singapore can be also be punishable and forget throwing your gum at the trash could get you a hefty fine.
5. Failure to flush a public toilet after use.
In a country like Singapore it seems that you are not allowed to go to the toilet in quiet. Apparently, police officers do random checks to make sure public toilets are flushed after use. Be careful, you don’t want them to catch you when you are in a hurry, it´s a 400 USD fine.
6. It is considered an offense to enter the country with cigarettes.
Although is not breaking the law, it´s considered as an offence to bring cigarettes into the country. Custom officers do exercise a certain amount of discretion and say it´s fine if the cigarettes are for your own consumption.
7. Hugging without permission.
Are you a hugger? Make sure you ask their permission before giving them a hug in public or you can get a fine if the person you hugged reports you at the police.
8. Connecting on unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots means hacking.
In 2006 a 17 year old teenager was charged for getting into his neighbor´s wireless internet connection and faced charges punishable by up to three years and a fine under the Computer Misuse Act.
9. Buy/sell or use fireworks.
The Government carries out an extensive firework shows during special occasions spending a lot of money, but burning out your own fireworks it´s strictly forbidden and punishable. You are allowed to burn a couple of sparkles during festivals or special holidays.
10. Recommend the wrong person.
Are you introducing a new friend and you spoke well of him. It will be a pity if it proves to be false, then speaking a false statement about a person is considered illegal and you will be convicted of abetment
With all these some weird rules guess what is legal in Singapore? Hope you like this article and if you are going to Singapore dont worry about it and enjoy this “fine” city
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