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Prohibited Goods

The following items are NOT allowed to be brought into Singapore:

> Liquors and cigarettes marked with the words "SINGAPORE DUTY NOT PAID" on the labels, cartons or packets
> Cigarettes with the prefix "E" printed on the packets
> Chewing gum
> Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products
> Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
> Controlled drugs and pyschotropic substances
> Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
> Firecrackers
> Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/ discs and software
> Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
> Seditious and treasonable materials


Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is viewed seriously in Singapore, illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substance is strictly prohibited. Death for drug traffickers under Singapore law.


Any individual found keeping, possessing, having under his control, discharging or letting off dangerous fireworks (including firecrackers, rocket fireworks, sandcrackers and such other fireworks) is liable to a fine not exceeding SGD 5,000 or imprisonment for up to 2 years or both.


Charity draws, Toto and Singapore Sweep lotteries, and on-course betting at the Singapore Turf Club on horse races are the only authorised forms of gambling in Singapore. All other gambling activities are illegal.


Smoking is not permitted in public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theatres, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, hair salons, supermarkets, department stores and government offices. Offenders can be fined up to SGD 1,000.

While it is an offence to smoke in air-conditioned eating places, smoking is permitted in air-conditioned pubs, discos, karaoke bars and nightspots.


Spitting in public places is an offence.


Travellers across the world are understandably more concerned about personal safety and security issues today than ever before.

The Singapore Government has and will continue to be vigilant in ensuring that Singapore remains safe by stepping up security measures at key installations and other sensitive places. The Government has also made it known that extremism originating from religion or race has no place in Singapore and it will not hesitate to take swift action against any extremist or terrorist group or individuals.

Edited bynisa2105 on 26.01.2005 nisa2105 on 25.01.2005

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