Happy Chinese New Year HUAT AH!
Whenever wherever anyone mentions our island country, the "Chewing Gum Ban" is synonymous with "Singapore", but there are other forms of "bans" too, including "firecrackers", which I've only witnessed on TV and films in my lifetime (so far), and this blinking light show (spotted on sale at my neighbourhood heartland mall) is perhaps the "closest" facsimile I can get to it LOL
This is "Day 2" of CNY, and if you've missed my earlier post, here's wishing y'all "HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR", friends, folks and fellow toy-collectors!
WHY: "The Singapore government started regulating the use of fireworks in 1968 when the practice of lighting celebratory fireworks became a serious public safety issue. Despite the introduction of new regulation banning the use of certain types of fireworks, the problem of fires caused by fireworks remained. This prompted the government to introduce a series of stricter laws to tackle the issue. A total ban on the use of fireworks in Singapore was put in place when the Dangerous Fireworks Act came into operation on 1 August 1972. While the ban remains, the authorities have in recent years granted permission for fireworks to be used at certain events where appropriate safety precautions have been adopted." (eresources.nlb.gov.sg)