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Tourists beware! Singapore authorities have been on a campaign to totally stamp out smoking throughout the city-state. It hasn’t quite happened yet, and so far it’s still allowed only in some specified enclosed areas.

However, be aware if you want to light up in stores, cafes, on the street, while riding city transportation, in the airport and other public places. It can get you hauled off to court and hit with a $500 fine.

Similar no-no rules include spitting in the street and chewing gum while riding city transportation, both punishable with $200 fines. Among other strange laws, if you are convicted of littering three times, you may be sentenced to street-cleaning duties on several Sundays. While doing the work, you’ll have to wear a sign proclaiming, “I am a litterer.”

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