25 min

The Chewing Gum Ban SGExplained

    • Society & Culture

Singapore is known internationally for a couple of things and the Chewing Gum ban is high on the list. In this short episode, Elliot and Rovik follow the rather hilarious journey of how chewing gum got banned in Singapore as well as how a certain US company managed to get some gum back on the books. You may get stuck on this one (pun intended!)

This episode covers:


why chewing gum was actually tolerated for a while before the iconic ban
how our MRT system triggered our country's leaders enough to outlaw the gum
what it took to bring dental and therapeutic gum back on the table

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Sources:


Singapore - Chewing Gum Facts
Why Singapore banned chewing gum - BBC
At Long Last, Gum Is Legal in Singapore, But There Are Strings - WSJ
HDB asks shops to stop selling gum - Singapore Monitor
Problems of social behaviour must be tackled by community - Singapore Monitor
Imagining Life Before Chewing Gum Ban In Singapore - CNA

Intro Music by Wataboi from Pixabay

Outro Music by Nielizas from Pixabay


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sg-explained/support

Singapore is known internationally for a couple of things and the Chewing Gum ban is high on the list. In this short episode, Elliot and Rovik follow the rather hilarious journey of how chewing gum got banned in Singapore as well as how a certain US company managed to get some gum back on the books. You may get stuck on this one (pun intended!)

This episode covers:


why chewing gum was actually tolerated for a while before the iconic ban
how our MRT system triggered our country's leaders enough to outlaw the gum
what it took to bring dental and therapeutic gum back on the table

You'll see Singapore like you never have before. Also, SUBSCRIBE to our Substack to get bonus content right in your email - Click Here!

Sources:


Singapore - Chewing Gum Facts
Why Singapore banned chewing gum - BBC
At Long Last, Gum Is Legal in Singapore, But There Are Strings - WSJ
HDB asks shops to stop selling gum - Singapore Monitor
Problems of social behaviour must be tackled by community - Singapore Monitor
Imagining Life Before Chewing Gum Ban In Singapore - CNA

Intro Music by Wataboi from Pixabay

Outro Music by Nielizas from Pixabay


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sg-explained/support

25 min

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