| White mug reads: SINGAPORE A REAL FINE PLACE
NO .................................. (FINE $500)
- ...urinating in lift -...spitting -...smoking -...bird-feeding -...dumping
- ...flushing -...chewing gum -...flower-picking
Are these offenses really worth $500...or have they already gone up? This
could be a good research topic in case you want your $$$ to be spent in the
shopping malls. With your curiosity going now, you might want to start here:
I loved reading fongnet's presentation of Singapore Myths clarifying what
you sometimes hear or read or even remember partially. Have fun reading
it...it has more than just a grain of salt!
Singapore is a Real FINE Place
Singapore White Mug
Singapore is an island country made up of 63 islands nestled between
Malaysia (North) and Indonesia (South). Small as it is, it has multicultural
population. The English name 'Singapore' is derived from the Malay word
Singapura (Sanskrit: lit. Lion City). Lions probably never lived there; the
beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named ancient
Singapore, was most likely a tiger. (Wikipedia)
After several changes, it became a fully independent state in 1965. Since
then it has had a massive increase in wealth. The economy depends heavily
on the industry and service sectors and it is diversified, a strategy that the
government considers vital for growth and stability. The Singaporean
economy is known as 'one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive,
and most business-friendly'. As an Asian country, Singapore is a class of its
own -- consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world,
along with New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries.
Singapore is a world leader in several areas: 'It is the world's fourth-leading
financial centre, the world's second-biggest casino gambling market, and
the world's third-largest oil refining centre'. Despite being highly urbanised,
still almost half of the country is covered by greenery, worthy of another
name -- the 'Garden City. More land is created for development through land
reclamation with some projects involving the merging of smaller islands to
form larger, more functional islands, as with Jurong Island.
The legal system of Singapore has its foundations in the English common
law system modified over the years, such as the removal of trial by jury in
1970...leaving judicial assessment being performed wholly by judgeship.
Singapore has penalties that include judicial corporal punishment in the
form of caning for rape, rioting, vandalism, and some immigration offences.
There is a mandatory death penalty for murder and for certain drug-trafficking
and firearms offences. It is perceived by international observers as being
authoritarian and too restrictive on individual freedom.
What makes Singapore a haven for millionaires (world's highest percentage
of millionaire households)? Indeed, it is a FINE place to stay. Restrictive...
why then should the place continue to appeal to tourists and foreign workers?
Description: I believe this mug portrays a
humorous exaggeration of Singaporeans'
way of simply keeping their country
'clinically clean', which in itself fongnet's #1
(Used Item: Excellent condition...looks like
new, still with partial store tag). No visible
imperfections such as grazing, marks,
Ceramic white mug: height-3 3/4",
diameter-3"(rim & bottom).
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