Foreign Laws

Different countries and different laws. It would behoove the world travel to brush up on these before visiting any other country on vacation. Actually, people should learn basic laws even if they are visiting other countries for work, or any other reason. It’s one thing to spend a night in jail in America. It’s another thing to spend a night in jail in Tadmor, Syria! Most people should not be visiting Syria anyway since they are still reeling from their civil war.

American cities are not always clean. I’m talking about the large cities, mostly. Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles come to mind. The word “litterbug” comes to mind. A litterbug is someone to throws garbage on the ground, instead of putting it in a trash can. I like to think the majority of Americans do not litter. There are plenty of videos online showing people littering. Some people even throw trash from their vehicles while driving. Where is the respect? Littering in the US comes with fines. Some places have higher fines than others. However, do not litter in Singapore.

Littering in this Asian country will cost $1,000 plus community service. That is extremely expensive for throwing some garbage on the ground. I don’t think there are too many litterbugs in Singapore. Even if there were a lot, they would be easily spotted. Here’s a fun fact: after three littering offenses, the litterbug has to wear a sign on their attire saying that they littered. So, they will be broke, have to work for free, and face public humiliation. That’s not fun! But I suppose that’s what it takes. I’m sure Singapore is one of the cleanest countries in the world.

The takeaway is careful where you are going. What may seem like a small offense in America might be a big offense elsewhere. Don’t let what you may think is not important land you in a foreign jail!

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