13 Strange Things That are illegal in Singapore

Knowing the local laws of a country can save you from getting fined or arrested.

Sometimes laws and rules in foreign countries can be surprising to tourists.Some foreign laws are just plain odd. But some could land you in a police cell.If you’re travelling to Singapore, beware. The country has very strict laws around everyday activities. Here are some of the most surprising things that could land you with a prison sentence.

We’ve put together a list of 10 things you might be surprised to find are illegal in the country, from singing offensive songs to spitting.

1.Walking around your house n’aked

Public indecency is one thing, but in Singapore you’re not allowed to walk around your own home naked if there’s a risk of someone seeing you.

You could face serious pornography charges and a fine of thousands, or imprisonment.

Make sure you don a bathrobe before hopping in the shower you don’t don’t get a surprise knock at the door while you’re in the nude. Police have the right to enter your home without authorisation if they suspect you of the crime.

2. Selling gum

It’s not illegal to chew gum, however it is illegal to sell it and you could face a year in jail if you’re found guilty of this.

According to Singapore Statutes Online, the first-time penalty for the selling of gum can be as high as $100,000 or a prison sentence of up to two years.

There’s also a £500 fine for anyone caught spitting out gum on the streets (any spitting is a serious crime).

Penalties are subject to rise with each conviction, but certain chewing gums that have medical benefits (nicotine gum) will be allowed, but it needs to be prescribed by a doctor.

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