The Chewing Gum ban in Singapore was enacted in 1992 and revised in 2004. It bans the import and sale of chewing gum in Singapore. Since 2004, chewing gum of therapeutic value has been allowed into Singapore following the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (USS-FTA). Chewing gum was causing serious maintenance problems in high-rise public housing flats, with vandals disposing of spent gum in mailboxes, inside keyholes and even on elevator buttons. Chewing gum left on floors, stairways and pavements in public areas increased the cost of cleaning and damaged cleaning equipment. Gum stuck on the seats of public buses also constantly vexed passengers. However, Lee thought that a ban would be "too drastic" and did not take action. In 1987, the S$5 billion metro system, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), began operations. It was then the largest public project ever implemented in Singapore, and expectations were high. One of the champions of the project, Ong Teng Cheong, who later became the first democratically-elected President, declared," the MRT will usher in a new phase in Singapore's development and bring about a better life for all of us." It was then reported that vandals had begun sticking chewing gum on the door sensors of MRT trains, preventing the door from functioning properly and causing disruption of train services. Such incidents were rare but costly and culprits were difficult to apprehend. In January 1992, Goh Chok Tong, who had just taken over as Prime Minister, decided on a ban. The restriction on the distribution of chewing gum was enacted in Singapore Statute Chapter 57, the Control of Manufacture Act, which also governs the restriction of alcohol and tobacco. After the ban was announced, the import of chewing gum was immediately halted. However, a reasonable transition period was given to allow shops to clear their existing stocks. After that, the sale of chewing gum was completely terminated.
Gum was allowed in Singapore from the 2000s
there is no chewing gum allowed in Singapore
Nothing will happen. It is legal to have gum for personal consumption if you buy it from pharmacies. As of now, only gum with therapeutic value is allowed on sale. It is only illegal to import gum into Singapore. The penalty for smuggling gum into Singapore is 1 year in jail, and/or a 10,000 Singapore dollars fine.
Chewing gum has been banned in Singapore since 1992. Only gum of therapeutic value is allowed.
I don't actually AGREE, but that's only because Singapore is a country, and there's bound to be SOMEONE in there that chews gum.
No,they do not because chewing gum is also illigel in Singapore and in gum base,there is gum so they do not sell them in Singapore.
School, church, library, Singapore, Court
Not in a public place. The selling of gum to children is treated like selling alcohol to kids here in the US,
Chewing gum is banned in Singapore.
In Singapore it is illegal to chew gum. Singapore forbids any importation of gum that is not for medical purposes.
Chewing Gum is banned in Singapore.
You can't gum is illegal there.
NOT GUM! you cannot chew gum in Singapore it is illegal. Try Dorian fruit, or fish.
It's okay to chew gum in Singapore. There is no punishment. Although there is a punishment for spitting gum on the floor. There is also a punishment for sticking your gum anywhere. You have to pay a fine. If you want to chew gum, spit it out into a piece of tissue and throw it into a rubbish bin. BTW: It's illegal to sell gum in Singapore.
Actually, in Singapore you can chew gum. You just cannot sell gum. That is because people spit gum on the floor, they stick their gum all over the place. So you can chew gum, just make sure you throw it into a trashcan.
Yes, chewing gum in Singapore is illegal!
Because Singapore has very strict laws and has hefty fines for dropping chewing gum, cigarettes and litter on the floor. (For many years, chewing gum was banned in Singapore).
There are various companies that Singapore cannot trade with. For example, since chewing gum is banned, they cannot trade with gum companies.
To prevent people discarding used gum on the pavements etc. Singapore is one of the most litter free cities in the world