Not all people can enjoy chewing gum, because Singapore really bans it. It started when a prime minister in 1983, Lee Kuan Yew received a proposal of chewing gum ban. It described that Chewing Gum was causing serious maintenance problem and environment vandalism. But he thought that it was over-act and did not take action to it.
Later in 1987, the S$5 billion metro system, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) was built and few years later, such vandalism started inside the train, the worst was a chewing gum was stuck in the door sensor, preventing the door to stop closing while people squeeze in.
In January 1992, new prime minister, Goh Chok Tong took an action and started the ban of chewing gum. The restriction on the distribution of chewing gum was enacted in Singapore Statute Chapter 57, the Control of Manufacture Act, which also governs the restriction of alcohol and tobacco.
Only sugarless chewing gum for health therapy is allowed and you have to buy it at hospitals or clinics with a license from the doctor.
: Chewing Gum is Banned in Singapore
: Not all people can enjoy chewing gum, because Singapore really bans it. It started when a prime minister in 1983, Lee Kuan Yew received ...