|Date:||May 31, 2004 / year-entry #213|
|Summary:||After twelve years, Singapore has relaxed its ban on chewing gum. But not so fast. Before Singaporeans think about unwrapping a pack of Wrigley's Orbit gum that's just started selling here - and only in pharmacies - they must submit their names and ID card numbers. If they don't, pharmacists who sell them gum could...|
After twelve years, Singapore has relaxed its ban on chewing gum. But not so fast.
Chewing gum, or more precisely the threat of chewing gum, is employed in the wonderful movie I Not Stupid, which I heartily recommend. It seems to revel in the mixed feelings Singaporeans harbor towards their own culture. (My favorite character is the chubby kid.)
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