I am from China. People in China ushered in Chinese New Year with a bang by setting off firecrackers. It is a Chinese custom and the Chinese in China believed that the noise from the firecrackers would chase away the evil spirits. Setting off firecrackers in Singapore during Chinese New Year is it allow? Am I committing a criminal offence if I set off firecrackers during Chinese New Year in Singapore and my purpose is to chase away the evil spirit? Are firecrackers banned in Singapore?