In my 15 years in the U.S., I've found that Americans who discover I'm from Singapore often have the same initial questions: Do they really cane people? Is Singapore math really that good? So, you really can't chew gum there?
The answers are, yes, yes and not really.
(Not that I'm endorsing it but, one could hypothetically bring gum into Singapore from elsewhere. I suspect the Customs dogs aren't exactly trained to suss out Doublemint contraband, after all.)
Recently, however, the Los Angeles Times reported a finding that could just make a case for legalizing Dubble Bubble in my home country.