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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?'


  1. Which of these substances can you not legally sell in Singapore?
    • chewing gum (it's just nasty)
  2. 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.)
  3. What is the punishment for spitting on a bus in Singapore?
    • a hefty fine
  4. What is the punishment for connecting to somebody else's wi-fi network?
    • a large fine or 3 years in jail
  5. What behaviour in a public toilet will earn you a $150 fine in Singapore?
    • forgetting to flush
  6. 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.)
  7. If you feed pigeons in the park in Singapore, what will happen?
    • You will be fined $500.
  8. 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.)
  9. Painting graffiti is a crime in Singapore, as in many places. What could be the penalty?
    • caning
  10. 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.)

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