Singapore is considered the cleanest country in the world. And to keep the title, there are some strict rules in force. Which one do you think is the most unusual?
The land of the rich, as some call the Asian city-state of Singapore, is quite unusual. At least, as far as some rules and customs are concerned, the portal Punkufer reports.
But it is probably because of the regulations that Singapore retains the title of the cleanest city-state in the world. In the event that residents and tourists are not environmentally aware, they may face high fines.
Among the most unusual rules is definitely the mandatory flushing of the toilet. If you forget to flush the toilet bowl after you have used it, you would have to pay a fine of 500 dollars (468 euros).
Punishment also awaits all those who might bring more than two packs of chewing gum with them when visiting the country. Chewing gum is prohibited in the country, and tourists can only bring a small amount across the border. If you had more than two packets with you, you would be considered a smuggler.
They also take care of kindness in somewhat unusual ways. At the University of Singapore, a can of Coca Cola costs one hug. Namely, the beverage vending machine dispenses cans or bottles if you hug it.
Singapore is also special because of its size and lack of a capital city. The city-state consists of 63 islands of various sizes, but visiting many of them is prohibited. Most of them are uninhabited, and military or industrial zones stand on them.
If you are going to visit the small country, it will also serve you a drink “in the middle of the sky” in the center – on a 282 meter high skyscraper with a bar. However, when you visit, don’t believe the fact that Singapore is a city of lions, because this type of cat does not live in the country.