文化警察24時 (15) 持ち込むだけでも罰金!(シンガポール)

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毎月第2週目は「文化警察24時」をお届けします。

今回取り上げるのはシンガポール。英語が通じて、比較的治安もよく、トラベラーに人気のあるシンガポールですが、この国は様々なユニークな決まりでも知られています。例えば、ある品物をこの国に持ち込んだら罰金を科せられるようです。日本では普通に売られているその品とは一体何でしょうか…。

「文化警察24時」は、少し英語が苦手!という皆さんを対象にした、長さもレベルも聞きやすい番組です。しっかり聞いて、しっかり声に出して練習してみましょう。
Culture Cops (15): In Singapore

Trev is consulting with his Lieutenant whether or not to give a ticket to an innocent girl for chewing gum in Singapore.

Trev: Trev to dispatch, Trev to dispatch, requesting a consult with Lieutenant Jansen.

W: This is Jansen. What’s up?

Trev: You see, Lieutenant, I’m currently patrolling the streets of Singapore, and there’s a little girl chewing gum. I ran an x-ray over her bag, and I know she’s got at least 6 more packs of delicious gum in her backpack.

W: How old do you think she is, Trev?

Trev: I’d say 8 or 9 years old. Seems European.

W: Tough spot, bud. I know that technically chewing gum, owning gum, or importing it into Singapore is illegal due to previous vandalism problems. However, if she’s this young and a tourist, she probably doesn’t know any better. Give her parents a kind warning and let them on their way.

Trev: 10-4, Lieutenant. Thanks.

W: No problem Trev, I’m staying late at the office tonight, by the way. My husband’s really been getting into my personal bubble lately. I need to blow off some steam. Ha ha.

(Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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