Law Controversial Laws You Should Know Before Visiting Singapore  

Rebecca High

There are a lot of laws in this sovereign Southeast Asian city-state that may help explain why the republic is ranked so highly in health, education, and human services, landing fifth on the UN Human Development Index. But some of the laws may come across as harsh or obscure to outsiders, and this video explains a few of them.

Singapore gained independence in 1965, releasing itself from both the British empire's clutches as well as those of its neighbor, Malaysia. 

The republic is now ruled by its own parliament, which is responsible for a lot of Singapore's rules and regulations.

Singapore has a lot to offer any traveler, but make sure you watch this video and know some of its rules before you visit. Spoiler alert: leave the chewing gum at home.