8 Things You Need To Know About Singapore For First-Timer

Singapore is one of the countries in Southeast Asia. Same with Malaysia, not surprisingly, the country has similarities with Malaysia. With a tropical climate and beautiful natural scenery, Malaysia and Singapore are countries that are suitable for visiting one another.

Many Malaysians go on trips and flights to Singapore for holidays, staycations, or spend their business trips there. Even though they are both in Southeast Asian countries, Singapore's culture is certainly different from Malaysia.

things to know about singapore for first timer

If you want to visit Singapore, pay attention to the following so you don't make a mistake in that country.

Some Things That Are Prohibited in Singapore

  1. Selling Chewing Gum

Ok, let's be clear, it's not illegal to chew gum in Singapore. You won't be handcuffed or trapped to operate a chopper with a tough Wrigley. However, the importation or sale of bulk chewing gum is prohibited. And if you're involved in a crime, you have to serve time. The first fine is up to $100,000 or up to two years in prison.

  1. Alcohol sales after 22:30

Ever walked into a 7-Eleven after 22:30 and the person behind the counter refused to sell you alcohol? 

Well, there's a reason for that. The sale and consumption of alcohol in public places between 10:30 pm and 7:00 am is illegal and can result in fines of up to $10,000 or more in certain alcohol-controlled areas. 

A license will allow restaurants and bars to serve alcohol beyond the lockdown period. You will also need to apply for a special permit if you want to continue drinking in public in the early morning. Otherwise, bring the party indoors.

  1. Interrupting someone with a musical instrument

If someone plays an instrument in public and disturbs others, the perpetrator can be fined up to $1,000 or jailed for up to three months. There are properties. This also applies to anything that contains swear words. This is one of the reasons why most of the people on stage in Singapore will hear Clean's version of their favorite song live.

  1. Littering

It is customary to throw garbage in the trash can. And there is no excuse for garbage in Singapore. There are trash cans on every corner of this city. Littering is often against the law, but littering here can get you in trouble and result in fines of up to $1,000. 

Have you quit smoking? Smoke your cigarettes and throw them in the trash. There is a reason why Singapore is such a clean and green country.

  1. Quiet after 10pm

Shut down noisy family dinners and large parties, and karaoke turns down the volume on his machine because loud noise after 10 p.m. is considered illegal. If the police are called and there is no good reason to justify the loud noise, you can be fined up to $2,000.

  1. Connect to another user's WiFi network

Singapore's Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act defines hacking as using someone else's Wi-Fi network. If caught in the act, you can be fined a whopping $10,000, imprisoned for up to three years, or both.

  1. Jaywalk

In Singapore, a jaywalk is defined as crossing the road within 50 meters (164 feet) of an intersection zone. Jaywalkers can be fined up to $20, fined up to $1,000, or jailed for three months. If a jaywalker finds him twice, the penalties will be doubled and he will be fined up to $2,000 and he will be imprisoned for six months.

  1. Carrying Durian on Public Transport

Durian is a rather complicated subject. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that the king of fruits has a well-known pungent smell even after picking. and durian is banned on public transport due to its smell. If you insist on taking the MRT, you can face a fine of up to $500.

Those are 8 things not to do while in Singapore. As a tourist who is going to visit the country, it's a good idea to obey all existing rules so you don't get sanctions or penalties.

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  1. Singapura memang cantik .. tapi belum merasa lagi nak kesana walaupun sebelah jer.. teringin nak gambo kat singa beso tu 😁😁
    Terima kasih kongsi info tentang Singapura

  2. sha dtg singah wahh template bruu lama xkesni tq info menarik mngenai singapore mybe ada rezeki bolelah bwa family ksana hihi


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