Gum-chewers should holiday elsewhere

Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 07.58.49Drug-traffickers, also, may wish to alter their travel plans

Gum-chewing is prohibited in the Dalrymple Public and Reserve Gardens. Also in the Singapore city-state, though pharmacies have recently been allowed to stock the kind of chewing-gum products that are useful for maintaining dental health. Observing, writes Dalrymple,

that it was difficult to look either kindly or intelligent while chewing gum, and that gum-chewers more often than not disposed of their gum on the pavement or the streets, Lee Kwan Yew simply turned the chewing of gum into a crime. He gave even shorter shrift to drug-traffickers.

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