Singapore is one of the cleanest countries in the world, and it wishes to stay that way. If you can’t keep your pants up, and are looking for a public toilet (when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go), remember rule number one. Never ever forget to flush once you’re done.
In Singapore, there is a $150 fine for not flushing after using a public toilet, and if you choose not to pay the fine, you’re looking at an imprisonment penalty.
The French somewhere somehow introduced frog legs to the Eastern world and the Singaporeans took this delight and upgraded it. They turned it into frog-leg porridge. Why? We don't know, but they did. It's apparently very healthy, and rich in minerals and vitamins, but for us, the name of the dish is a clear turnoff.
Now, you might have thought the porridge (being a porridge) is eaten at breakfast, but it's not. It's served alongside dim sam and other meat dishes.
It's Time for a Selfie Coffee
You might be familiar already with the hot trend of printing your selfie on your cup of chino, however, in Singapore it hasn't been more than a trend — there is a whole coffee shop that does exactly that. It prints customers' selfies on their hot beverages. All customers, locals, and tourists alike.
So how dose it work? You order your coffee, you take your selfie with the equipment provided at the counter, and there you go. Your own coffee with your own selfie. You can't really get any more personal than that.
The rumor of chewing gum being illegal in Singapore is no rumor. It's true. It has been completely illegal since 1992, and in 2004 a few exceptions were introduced, allowing chewing the rubber for therapeutic and dental uses only.
The gum regulation arose in Singapore, as the government felt this was the only way they could control and keep the country clean, and what a clean place it is.
Go Fly a Kite
If you're going to travel to Singapore, take a few lessons in understanding the local humor beforehand. Take a look at this sign. At first, it looks as if the government really does look out for its citizens, and suggests great ideas for outdoor activities. Go fly a kite.
hen you realize, this is a funny way of emphasizing the fact that kite flying is forbidden in Singapore. Yes, you can't fly a kite in some areas of Singapore. Ballons too.