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Singapore

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Location

The Resume

    (1965- )
    Independent from Malaysia
    Islands south of Malaysia
    Primary languages are Chinese (Manderin), English, Malay and Tamil
    Capital is Singapore

Why Singapore might be annoying:

    It united with Malaysia for two years, then broke away for independence (1963-65).
    It lacks natural resources.
    Illicit drugs are transferred through the country.
    The people celebrate the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts, where they feed and entertain dead souls (spooky!).
    Public canings is a form of judicial punishment in Singapore.
    It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
    The have banned gum, Cosmo magazine and Jehovah Witnesses.
    To keep former PM, Lee Kuan Yew in power they created the titles of Senior Minister and Minister Mentor for him. His son, Lee Hsien Loong became PM. Singapore's investment firm is run by Loong's wife. They sued the Economist for implying nepotism (August 2004).
    The sold the Christmas Islands to Australia.

Why Singapore might not be annoying:

    It is the food capital of Asia.
    The people love to shop.
    It is one of the cleanest inhabited areas of the world.
    Its strict auto laws have drastically reduced air pollution in the country.
    It is one of the world's most prosperous countries.
    Its beaches are nearly deserted.

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 23 Votes: 60.87% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 30 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 53.57% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 38 Votes: 60.53% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 66 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 370 Votes: 68.92% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 251 Votes: 58.57% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 314 Votes: 56.69% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 746 Votes: 63.40% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1376 Votes: 38.44% Annoying