Singapore Lifts Ban on ‘Fanny Hill,’ Communist Text, BBC Reports

Singapore’s government has lifted a ban on 240 publications, including items with adult content and communist material, the BBC reported.

Newly allowed items include “Fanny Hill,” an English erotic novel first published in 1748, and “The Long March,” a Chinese communist text, the news service said.

Several adult magazines are still banned, as are publications by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the BBC reported.

The development reflects changes in society, Singapore’s government said, according to the BBC.