Originally Posted by 1293
You'd get caned in his country.
Hahahaha Yes and No! Not exactly for littering, but for things like molestation, rape, attempted rape etc. And yes, for vandalism. But you gotta have a pickup truck worth of spray cans before it gets to that for random doodles.
I'm sure its pencilled in you could get strokes of the rattan cane for littering, buts its not meted out, usually.
Originally Posted by 64Strat
Remember the American teenager hat was going to get caned for dropping his chewing gum on the street there?
It was not for chewing gum.
Michael Fay was a bored and unhappy kid from a broken home. Back then, there was nothing to do in Singapore, so he had to have a release. What he did was vandalise a big bunch of cars.
You get fined from leaving litters around when you get caught by the appropriate authorities. But no, is not like there is a secret battalion of people scanning for you to drop that serviette. By and large the populance throws stuff into bins and receptacles, which are conveniently located, well, everywhere. If you litter, your just a lazy little git.
If your recalcitrant or was a PITA, you get sent to the beach, wearing a high visibility jacket thats says CWO
, or corrective work order, and sweep up the beach on a weekend afternoon. Killer litter gets you jail. Killer litter being throwing something off a building a la Keef.
You can't sell or bring in chewing gum into SG. You can have it on you, but you won't miss it while your here anyway.
I believe Japan are a better society in terms of public conduct and littering. And they don't need laws to govern such behaviour.
Originally Posted by Warm Gums
I belive Breen is referring to the draconian punishments meted out in Singapore for littering and other behaviors that demonstrate lack of respect for others.
I would have NO problem with that here, I also like the concept of bring required to keep you car in A1 condition.
Folks, its really
not all draconian here. Ask all the expats who are here having fun~
In SG, you have to have your cars checked every year. I'm sure its the same elsewhere, but here, by law, you're not even allowed to put in a aftermarket exhaust that did not come from the car's manufacturer. But their everywhere and tolerated, just as long as you pass
the test each year. Also, old cars are VERY rare as you have to pay a premium to keep a car for more then 10 years. When you buy a new car, you're already paying the premium, which stands right now at around $48,000. This ontop of all your little car taxes as well as the import tax. I don't know the formula, but it's about x2 of what a car goes in the U.K in pounds street value.
Its all to limit the car population on our island, which stands at 600,000 vehicles. Thats alot. Its hard to get parking anywhere. Thus, cars are new and in usually good shape.