Eating or drinking anything on the subway
Possession of chewing gum
Failure to flush the toilet after using a public facility
Using racial slurs
Spitting in public
Urinating in an elevator
Possession of pornography
Using unsecured wireless internet
Smoking in public
Caning (Where your buttocks is spanked with a cane.)
Possession of fire crackers
Overstaying your visa length
Death by Hanging
Possession or trafficking of any illegal drugs
Singapore is not messing around. They caned over 6,000 people in one year in 2007. That's a lot of spanking going on, and I'm talking about the spanking that makes you bleed. Anyway, as a tourist, as long as you think about what you're doing and use the trash cans then it should be no problem. I may have cursed a few times in public but no action was taken.
|Crazy Boat Building|
Lastly, Singapore is expensive. The majority of the hotels are four star and I felt like an impostor walking down some of the streets. "How dare he wear flip-flops and cheap sunglasses near us! Send him to four star prison!" The cheapest can of beer I could find was around four dollars out of a seven eleven. Eating anywhere near a shopping mall, forget about it. We stuck to the outdoor food courts that Anthony Bourdain recommended. It's where the most delicious and cheapest food is made in Singapore. Singapore can be done by budget travelers, but just for a few days and with a little budget traveler know-how.
We stayed in Singapore for the three days of the Chinese Lunar New Year. There was a big festival going on at the marina with carnival rides and fireworks. Chinatown was at full capacity with people, lanterns, and the color red. We spent the first day roaming these parts and waiting for the fireworks. The next day Caroline and I went to Sentosa Island. It's an island of strictly entertainment with a mandate for fun. It has several amusement parks, theaters, gardens, beaches, live shows, and much more. We hit up Universal Studios and had an awesome day. The Jurassic Park ride is way cooler in Singapore and I didn't think that was possible. The last day there I managed to come down with a case of the stomach explosion of discomfort, but we still made it to Singapore's world famous zoo. It was actually really cool. Many of the animals are free roaming including several of the monkeys and the orangutans. There were also animals I had never heard of before, like mouse deer. There are mouse deer? Sure.
|Lunar New Year in Chinatown|
|Universal Studios Singapore|
|Proboscis Monkey at the zoo|