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Time to bring back chewing gum in Singapore?

Postby durain » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:31 pm

chewing gum is good for the brain. maybe singapore will allow to sell it and every kids should be issue with chewing gum?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2K2SLG2Ap

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/c ... -1.1254848

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Postby Brah » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:51 pm

It's been back for some time, you just need to go to the drug store to get it. After signing your name and NRIC. ](*,)

You even get two choices - too sweet and sweeter.

What they need to bring back is freedom of choice, as opposed to the illusion of choice.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:10 am

The alt to Brah's suggestion is to take up smoking and then quit and use Nicotine chewing gum (available over-the-counter from local pharmacies).

It's like regular gum, that also gives you something of a buzz.

More seriously: Do you have to declare gum at SG customs? Regular gum is available in JB and MY as a whole. And using gum from MY in SG is legal too AFAIK.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 8:26 am

JR8 wrote:More seriously: Do you have to declare gum at SG customs? Regular gum is available in JB and MY as a whole. And using gum from MY in SG is legal too AFAIK.



Except you come through chewing it....... my colleague was told to spit or swallow coming through the border once as we came by bus.

There is dental gum here though, right? We bring a couple of packs in from HK for our little one for his teeth, since the kids always find it difficult t clean really well.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 9:19 am

It is illegal just like bringing in cigarettes for personal consumption. It will be removed and a possible very heavy fine can be imposed should they desire to make an example of someone.

Penalty
7. Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of these Regulations shall be
guilty of an offence and shall be liable —
(a) on the first conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment
for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both; and
(b) on the second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $200,000 or
to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.


The law does NOT make any differentiation between import for resale or import for personal consumption.

Chewing Gum Regulations

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Postby Brah » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:13 am

Yeah, but, they're gonna look the other way if you bring in a few packs, no?

I bring some in every time I'm away. For mostly personal consumption and occasionally a pack or two for friends and coworkers.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:21 am

Provided they don't get up on the wrong side of bed or the wife cuts him off, you are probably okay. I usually bring back a couple of slabs from Walmart along with slabs of Mounds, Almond Joy, etc. and a couple of boxes of Triscuits!


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