Archive for December, 2005

Singapore’s Serious About Smuggling

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Just under two years ago, I was in Singapore and wrote this:

True, the arrivals form seemed a tad unsubtle in its boldfaced announcement of DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW.

I remembered that arrival form today when I heard they executed a man for heroin smuggling.

It’s a weird little city-state, Singapore. Very friendly people, but a government that just does not fuck around.