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Singapore Law

Relevant Singapore Laws for Students

Singapore laws are very strict with harsh punishments for smoking and littering in public places. Here we are trying to list some of the offences which are minor in other countries but may attract heavy penalties in Singapore.

Drug Offence

A drug offence in Singapore can attract severe penalties including a death penalty.


Littering in public places can attract penalties


Entering Singapore with cigarettes is considered as an offence. Smoking is illegal in public places.


Homosexual acts, including kissing between men, are illegal in Singapore and penalties include imprisonment.


Engaging in any type of pornography is illegal.

Theft & Shoplifting

Shoplifting and theft are considered serious offenses in Singapore.

Driving under the influence of Alcohol

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense in Singapore and the traffic police regularly carry out breath tests. Sentences can be up to 10 years in prison.


The importation of pirated copyright material is prohibited. Offenders may be fined and/or jailed.


Crimes that break up racial or ethnic harmony, such as racial insults, may attract severe penalties.