"Would the ministry consider a total ban (on online gambling) in the view that Singapore has banned many less significant things, such as chewing gum and pornographic material?” asks MP Denise Phua. Minister of State Desmond Lee responds:
Singapore is the cleanest country in the world. There is a ban on importing chewing gum into Singapore which is strictly enforced. However, the government refuses to completely lift the ban for the risk of gum littering again.
Weird laws around the world: Don't chew gum in Singapore Don't get yourself in a sticky situation in Singapore where chewing gum is prohibited. The law was introduced because it became difficult and expensive to remove stuck chewing gum from public spaces. The sticky stuff even stopped the Mass Rapid Transit trains from moving when it was stuck on the doors.
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