Denrele Edun, became popular and rich through championing “crazy lifestyle”; dressing up like the opposite sex, an act outlawed in other climes, is his unique selling point. If you are still wondering how a guy like him got over 263,000 followers on twitter, you must have been away for a long time like JJC, who was busy suffering in the UK while Dbanj was making millions by simply shouting “No long thing” all over the place in the ears of his fans. Anyways, that’s a subject for another day. This post is for Nigerians traveling outside the shores of this fine country. For many of you, when travelling aboard there are certain precautions that you take in order to protect yourself against the unfamiliarity and dangers that may accompany going to a foreign locale. However, checking out a country or city’s local laws before you depart may not be part of intuitive second-nature responses when one decides to go somewhere new. Following is a list of unusual things banned around the world.
Melbourne, located in the south-eastern part of mainland Australia is a place where men are banned from dressing up like women.
Remember to leave your chewing gum at home when traveling to Singapore. In 2004, this city-state in Southeast Asia imposed a strict ban on chewing gum imports. Under the rule, no gum is allowed to be bought or sold inside Singapore and there is a $500 fine for spitting out gum on the street.
If you want to visit Milan, the second-most populous city in Italy and capital of Lombardy, make sure to smile all the time. The Italian metropolis has imposed a ban on frowning, stating that it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits.
4. In Thailand, it is illegal for anyone to leave a building without wearing their pants.
5. In switzerland its the law that you are not allowed to flush the toilet after 10pm.
6. In Denmark, people are legally obliged to honk the horn and check for small children underneath the car.
7. North Korea is a country where bizarre laws and regulations come as no surprise but Pyongyang, the country´s capital, has some that those who visit, should definitely know. For example, visitors cannot use local currency (the North Korean won). They’re not even allowed into the city´s department stores.
8. Capri, an island located in the Campania region, Italy, is a popular tourist destination. However, if you decide to visit avoid wearing flip flops. Flip flops and sandals that make loud noises are banned.
9. In Melbourne, Australia, vacuuming your house between 10 pm and 7 am during weekdays and 10 pm and 9 am during the weekends is against the law.
10. Laws prohibiting death can be found in numerous countries. In Biritiba-Mirim, a Brazilian municipality of the state of São Paulo in the metropolitan region for example, the mayor filed a bill to make it illegal for people living in the town to die. The reason he gave for the law was that the inhabitants didn’t look after their health properly, making them more vulnerable to death, thereby putting unnecessary pressure on the already full cemeteries.