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Irony alert: Mondelez picks Singapore as its chewing gum 'center of excellence'

American candy giant Mondelez has decided to set up a Centre of Excellence for Gum and Candy in Singapore.
The S$10 million ($6.9 million) facility will focus on researching taste, ingredients and recipes, and packaging options for gum. 
Mondelez, which already has its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, will open the R&D centre in late-2017 in the island state, CNBC reports.
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It’s hard to miss the irony in this, given that Singapore famously banned the sale of gum in 1992.
You can chew gum here, by the way — the restriction is on

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