Before I visited Singapore, a friend on mine told me that he thought the country to be too sanitized. I asked him what he meant, and he said that, for him, there were too many rules to follow and too many things to be careful about. Incidentally, this friend is Swiss!
As soon as I arrived in the country, I understood what he was talking about, but, unlike my friend, I actually really liked this aspect of Singapore. The truth is that too often had I witnessed, in my own country but also abroad, places and things being affected badly by the ignorance of people, because, let’s face it, lots and lots of people can be very selfish, and care nothing about others as long as they are having a good time or getting what they want.
Singapore has a solution for this: Singapore resorts to signs and fines, sometimes ridiculously expensive fines, but hey, they do the trick. Below is a collection photos of signs taken around Singapore, many of them common sense, but which obviously wouldn’t be there unless there were people not bothering to follow them.
-Text and Photography by Denise Pulis @www.theartofslowtravel.com