Large-size woks will no longer be allowed in Singapore, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s office. The size and shape of metal woks makes it possible to illegally convert them to satellite dishes. Since Singaporeans must be protected from undesireable foreign broadcasts on hundreds of free satellite television channels, the woks must go. Plastic and glass woks will still be allowed, however.
Large-size woks banned because of possible use as illegal satellite dishes