Did You Know Chewing Gum Is Illegal In Singapore?

Chewing gum became such a nuisance in the country, that it led the Singapore government to ban it altogether.

Chewing Gum Illegal In Singapore

Chewing gum vandalism was spreading in Singapore and was becoming a costly expense for the government. People were sticking gum on desks, inside mailboxes, inside keyholes and many other places.

Even the $5 billion railway system, Mass Rapid Transit, was the target of chewing gum vandals. In 1992, the Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong decided to ban chewing gum altogether.

Since 2004, only chewing gum with therapeutic characteristics has been made legal and must be prescribed by a doctor.

So when you’re walking the streets of Singapore, don’t make a chewing action, you might get arrested!

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