NEA slaps Singapore resident with hefty $300 fine for spitting in public

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The National Environment Agency (NEA) has apparently issued a $300 fine to an individual here for spitting in public. According to a photo of the summon, the offence occurred on Thursday (1 Mar) near the Burger King outlet at Paya Lebar Road.

A photo of the summon was posted on a public Facebook group, “FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum),” this afternoon. The photo shows that the individual who has been served the summon must pay the $300 fine by 16 April or risk a heftier punishment:

According to Environmental Public Health Act (Chapter 95, Section 113), those who spit or expel mucus from the nose at a public place could be fined a maximum fine of S$1,000 for first offence; a maximum fine of S$2,000 for the second offence and; up to S$5,000 for third and subsequent offences.

This is not the first time a photo of a $300 summon for spitting in a public place has circulated online. In May last year, another Singapore resident was fined $300 for the same offence at New Upper Changi Road.

91 COMMENTS

  1. A fine city. Punishment should fit the crime. How much do you want? How much fear you want to instill? An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth?
    Then what about children urinating and defaecating in public, a case of culture conflict? Should they be fine or warned? or different justice is served to different people, a case of one system two laws or one law two systems? This silly place is getting ridiculous. Expect more silly fights.

  2. This fine is much higher than a speeding ticket.
    An obvious hypocrisy and money grabbing scheme. Dafts have short memory, should learn to recall the clowns and politicking sycophants helming NEA.

  3. Well, that’s about the same fine amount as littering. So why is it an issue?

    In fact, he should be fined more! Coz a spit contains all the nasty stuff that cause health problems for everyone else!

    Don’t want to pay then let it lapse and go to court to argue your case in front of the judge. Perhaps all these coffee shop logic can be used in his defense.

  4. Why stop at fines, more people should go to prisons. More taxes should be collected to feed the prisoners since this is such an ugly society. Let the vicious cycle feed on one another to wake these fukers.

  5. Spitting was an offence thirty or forty years ago as it could start a health problem …
    We don’t want to step on it or have heavenly spit blessing when some idiots spit out from the window!

    I know PRC people still do that in those places mentioned like Geylang, Aljunied MRT.
    Maybe we should have all the offences that are not tolerated here put in print and given out to visitors??

    Curious to know if anyone have seen western visitors spit in public as we stopped this habit by law here in Singapore 30 over years ago but China has not put a stop on that habit among their citizens?

    By the way we stop urinating in public some 30 or 40 years ago, too!
    An offence punishable by law and deemed culturally unrefined

  6. Only stupid sinkies will take dead man’s draconian laws further. All fines from NEA are out of proportion. The PAP arse licker helming NEA is well know for harassing disendents.
    Remember the mosquitoes plague saga? NEA went into homes to haress and nickpick on residents at first, while the real breeding grounds are in the camps and worksites. They only took actions after netizens voiced this out.