Things that make you go "Hmmmmm..."
Travel means exposing oneself to new experiences and breaking free of certain inhibitions. But some types of “breaking free” can contravene local laws and cultural norms. Here’s a list of somewhat obscure ‘don’ts’ when travelling.
While it’s doubtful some of these ‘crimes’ would even be considered, knowledge is power and that power may help you avoid fines or even imprisonment!
1. Jaywalking in Canada, the United States, Iran, and Singapore.
Crossing the road where there isn’t a designated pedestrian crossing is a big no-no. The seemingly harmless offense can result in fines, a court appearance, and even prison.
2. Smoking and chewing gum in Singapore.
Regulations on smoking in certain public places are extreme. If you’re not careful, you can end up with a $7,500 fine! Chewing gum is also regulated to keep public spaces clean. Dangerous stuff here.