Friday, 5 December 2014

10 things you could be punished for in Singapore

Credit: ConnexionSG

Warning letters were issued on Wednesday to 14 motorists who had left their vehicle engines idling while stationary in a three-hour enforcement exercise by the National Environment Agency (NEA) in Ang Mo Kio.

Under Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) regulations, it is an offence to leave the engine of a motor vehicle running when it is stationary for reasons other than traffic conditions. Those breaching the law can be fined up to $5,000.

Here are 10 other offences you may not have known:
  1. Annoying someone by behaving badly in public while drunk
  2. Annoying someone in a public place through an act, or by reciting or uttering a song with lyrics that are obscene
  3. Sale, distribution, rental of all things "obscene", including paintings, books, figures
  4. Purposely obstructing a person, so as to prevent him from proceeding in any direction that he is allowed to walk in
  5. Using false weight or measure
  6. Your dog injuring a person
  7. Bathing or washing yourself in on a public road, in a public tank, reservoir, or any water body
  8. Flying a kite that obstructs traffic on a public road
  9. Annoying someone by making noise in any way, including by an instrument
  10. Taking alcohol into a public hospital