The Post Quiz: Illegal in Singapore

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The Post Quiz: Illegal in Singapore

We know you like to travel. Before booking your flight to Singapore, though, check out these legal restrictions. You'll thank us later.

Multiple choice.

  1. Which of these substances can you not legally sell in Singapore?
    • chewing gum
    • playing cards
    • hamburgers
  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
  3. What is the punishment for spitting on a bus in Singapore?
    • flogging
    • a hefty fine
    • nothing: everybody does it
  4. What is the punishment for connecting to somebody else's wi-fi network?
    • nothing: all wi-fi is free
    • a large fine or 3 years in jail
    • the death penalty
  5. What behaviour in a public toilet will earn you a $150 fine in Singapore?
    • singing
    • forgetting to flush
    • leaving religious tracts
  6. Where can you legally be nude in Singapore?
    • on a public beach
    • in your house (with the curtains open)
    • in the dark
  7. If you feed pigeons in the park in Singapore, what will happen?
    • You will be fined $500.
    • A flash mob will show up and sing 'Poisoning Pigeons in the Park' at you until you stop.
    • You will be applauded for your compassion for poor, helpless creatures.
  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?
    • They rely on informant concierges.
    • They have undercover cops disguised as lift operators, complete with those little hats.
    • The lifts have electronic urine detectors.
  9. Painting graffiti is a crime in Singapore, as in many places. What could be the penalty?
    • beheading
    • caning
    • confiscation of paint cans
  10. Recidivist jaywalkers are in trouble in Singapore. What is the possible penalty for jaywalking twice?
    • being deported to China
    • six months in jail
    • losing your pedestrian licence

Not sure? Maybe you'd better click on the picture for answers before you hand over your passport to the nice man.

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