Weird Laws in Singapore

Story Highlight

There are weird laws in Singapore that are worth reading about but most of them are logical too.

Chewing gum in Singapore, Common sense, Fines and PunishmentsSingapore is the one of the world’s most gorgeous cities and vibrant tourist destinations. The scenic beauty of Singapore attracts thousands of tourists every year from various parts of the world. However, if you are planning for a holiday trip to Singapore, it is important to know and respect their culture, tradition and laws since the Singapore government has developed a set of weird laws. Breaking these laws may turn a fun trip into a misadventure.

Weird Laws: Do’s and Don’ts /Fines and Punishments

 Some weird laws of Singapore are given below:

  • Not flushing a toilet after using it is considered a public offence and against the law. The public checkrooms are frequently checked by police. You might have to pay large fine if found guilty.
  • If you litter, you have to pay the price. This law was developed in1968 to keep the country clean. If you throw garbage on the road you will be charged with a fine of $ 1,000 and forced into community forced labor. In case you are caught thrice, you will have to put on a ’I am a litter lout’ sign.
  • Sale of chewing gum is prohibited in Singapore. The sale of chewing gum is banned because it was found to cause a lot of litter in subway stations. In case, you eat chewing gum, don’t forget to throw it in waste bin or you may have to pay hefty fine.
  • Walking around naked is prohibited. Nudity and pornography (of course) is a crime in Singapore. If you are caught handing a Playboy magazine to anyone, it may result in imprisonment or fine.
  • No hugging without permission. You may also land up in jail or charged with fine in case you ever hug someone in public.
  • Never endorse anyone unless you know him well. Otherwise you may be held guilty for abetment.
  • To connect on unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots is considered hacking. By breaking this law,  you will land up in jail or you will have to pay a fine.
Final Legal Take Away Tip: Even though these laws are weird, they have more to do with common sense. The Singapore government has their unusual way to prohibit you from doing something against their country's interests and so far, it has proved quite effective.
Related Categories and Tags:
Comments
If you want a lawyer to advise you, Ask for Legal Advice .
The space below is only for comments on the story published on this page.

it is illegal to chew chewing gum in singapore but not illegal to littered the street by filipino maids and others making easy money by being a whore.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.