Singapore under Petty Lockdown
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In order to clean up the city both literally and morally, Singapore has imposed strict restrictions on its inhabitants. On a post in Singapore one may see the international no symbol superimposed on top of a figure crossing in the middle of the street. Jaywalking is taken very seriously here, and on a second attempt it can cost up to $2000 or a 6-month sentence in jail. Drug laws are also ironclad. Half an ounce of heroin will instantly land the death penalty; under trafficking charges.
Over 1,000,000 people were dying per year in traffic accidents before the reformation. Traffic is now tightly regulated with a maximum speed of 40 mph.
In terms of the standard of living among residents, the city ranks in the top 15.
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