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March 27, 2015
...squeaky-clean, authoritarian microstate — where chewing gum is banned and painting graffiti in public places is...minister in 2004 it has softened in some respects, even if chewing gum remains off limits. A young graphic designer who painted...Jeremy Grant
March 25, 2015
...going over the speed limit; cameras being installed in public toilets to monitor flushing; and the planned banning of chewing gum. “Yes,” he said, “life in Singapore is a bit like living with your parents after leaving home.” Cynthia...
March 22, 2015
...trading centre in Asia and is second only to Hong Kong in terms of wealth management by assets. The banning of the sale of chewing gum — except for medicinal purposes — was among the more benign examples of a rule that occasionally saw political opposition...Jeremy Grant in Singapore
March 22, 2015
...s reputation as a “nanny state” — where the sale of chewing gum is banned and persistent litterbugs can be fined...patronising. It was Mr Goh who introduced the ban on chewing gum in 1992 — a move unlikely to have gone ahead without...Jeremy Grant in Singapore
March 22, 2015
...with security, cleanliness and order, are reflected in nearly every aspect of modern Singaporean life. The sale of chewing gum is still banned — a nannyish rule he instigated that is arguably the most-recognised fact about Singapore abroad...By John Burton, Peter Montagnon, Kevin Brown and Jeremy Grant
February 27, 2015
...by the idea of America. He says it “was the place where all the things that I liked came from, not only sweets and chewing gum, but also comic strips.” Much of his most powerful work, especially Paris, Texas, with its desolate Western desert...Christopher Goodwin
February 6, 2015
...includes substantial holdings in candy, ice cream, chewing gum, soft drinks and the heavily sweetened condiment that...in Coca-Cola, a sugary drinks maker; Wrigley, a chewing gum and confectionery concern; Heinz, the ketchup kings...Gary Silverman
December 19, 2014
...ve still got my vinyl 45s in lime green and bubble-gum pink — the Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the...Diet and exercise! Think of your heart as a piece of chewing gum said the physio; if you don’t stretch it and chew it...
December 16, 2014
...not translate smoothly into balance sheet risk. We have no reason to believe that Co-op Bank has lent heavily to gum-chewing Nebraska oil frackers, apart from an erstwhile lemming-like appetite for bad risks. As expected, the Co-op failed...Jonathan Guthrie
November 7, 2014
...conversation, I rather felt like challenging the practitioners of these empty courtesies to a duel. Then I prised my chewing gum from the lip of my saucer and popped it back into my mouth. email@example.com, @SusieBoytSusie Boyt