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