This week is crime prevention week for h2g2 travellers. Know before you go.
Illegal in Singapore: Answers
You may think some of these laws are odd. But let's face it. How many times have you said, 'There ought to be a law?'
- Which of these substances can you not legally sell in Singapore?
- chewing gum (it's just nasty)
- Which of these activities can you do in Singapore?
- play your saxophone on a public street
- sing dirty songs at the top of your lungs
- fly a kite on a public street
- none of the above (Rule of thumb: don't disturb others.)
- What is the punishment for spitting on a bus in Singapore?
- a hefty fine
- What is the punishment for connecting to somebody else's wi-fi network?
- a large fine or 3 years in jail
- What behaviour in a public toilet will earn you a $150 fine in Singapore?
- forgetting to flush
- Where can you legally be nude in Singapore?
- in the dark (If people can see you…well, it's just wrong, on so many levels.)
- If you feed pigeons in the park in Singapore, what will happen?
- You will be fined $500.
- You may not urinate in a lift in Singapore. (And you shouldn't, anywhere. Sheesh.) But how will the cops know you've done it?
- The lifts have electronic urine detectors. (This idea is catching on internationally.)
- Painting graffiti is a crime in Singapore, as in many places. What could be the penalty?
- Recidivist jaywalkers are in trouble in Singapore. What is the possible penalty for jaywalking twice?
- six months in jail
Singapore is worse than Milwaukee. (I only got lectured and threatened with a small fine for jaywalking there.) So be very, very law-abiding if you visit the Asian city. (Just avoid Milwaukee.)