No chewing gum in Singapore

I was reading an article from Wired and I came across a sentence which mentioned that chewing gum is banned in Singapore. I was really surprised to know about this.
I then googled a bit and found out that this is actually true. In Singapore, the import, sale and possession of chewing gum is banned! [link]
Searched a bit more, and it seems that in 2002, the ban was partially lifted to allow sale of sugarless chewing gum for medical purposes.
“The import, manufacture and sale of chewing gum has been banned in Singapore since 1992, and the penalty for smuggling gum into the country is a year in jail, and a 10,000 Singapore dollar- ($5,500-) fine.”
Wierd, Huh?

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