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1. Posted by OzeHiker (Budding Member 17 posts) 10y

Do not travel to singapore.
The Govt of singapore on friday 2nd of december will execute a young Australia for drugs trafficking, even though it was a first offence.

We must retaliate against singapore and bankrupt them, starv them of the tourism dollar.

2. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

3. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Quoting OzeHiker

Do not travel to singapore.
The Govt of singapore on friday 2nd of december will execute a young Australia for drugs trafficking, even though it was a first offence.

We must retaliate against singapore and bankrupt them, starv them of the tourism dollar.

err, not so much.

Im so sick of these meatheads that goto places where they know the rules and then are all surprised and there is a huge civic upheavel when they get busted.

Do NOT do drugs in Singapore..If you are caught you may face the death penalty. You are a complete idiot if you must break this law and should die in a fire as consequence.

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4. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

5. Posted by kurwah (Full Member 60 posts) 10y

Why?

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7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting OzeHiker

Do not travel to singapore.
The Govt of singapore on friday 2nd of december will execute a young Australia for drugs trafficking, even though it was a first offence.

We must retaliate against singapore and bankrupt them, starv them of the tourism dollar.

I believe this is the story your are refering to: Nguyen Tuong Van. Please correct me if I am have found the wrong one. When posting blanket statements, such as the one above, please include a link to the story so that those reading this thread have some point of reference.

I understand the outrage of the Australian people since Australia has not had the death penalty since 1973. But, "when in Rome"... When traveling to other countries, you are subject to their laws just as their own citizens are - it is wise abide by them. Yes, the penalties for violations of Singapore's drug laws are stiff, and some will find them barbaric, but consider that the people of Singapore live by them daily. What makes a visitor to their country exempt from these laws? Absolutely nothing.

If the story is correct, this man was arrested with 14 ounces of heroine in his possession. That is almost a pound (0.5kg) of an illegal substance! I are hard pressed to believe a pound of heroine is soley for his own personal use - but whether it was or not - it is still a very large quanitity and the Singapore laws are clear. I also understand the "first offense" outlook on the situation. Again, the laws are clear and this man made a choice to possess a large quantity of a substance illegal in a majority of the countires around the world.

His family has my sympathies for the emminent loss of their son. Maybe, just maybe, something may change between now and December 2nd - though I have my doubts. But, calling for an all-out boycott of Singapore to "bankrupt" their tourist trade will not solve the problem, nor will it work. Everyone who travels to a foreign country is responsible for their own actions. If you make a conscious choice to break one of that countries harshest laws, you also must be ready to accept the consequences of your actions.

This thread is one that is likely to inititate "heated" debate. Let's keep the comments civil and refrain from any personal attacks towards those who post opinions contrary to your own. Discussion about this is a good thing, but lowering it to name-calling and mud-slinging is not. Please, just think before posting - it will be appreciated by all who read/post here. Thank you!

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