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Postby taxico » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 5:52 pm

PNGMK wrote:
martincymru wrote:Related story is

Some Security guards are criminals yet we give them our IC for a few hours whilst we attend to our temporary business at said location.

One guy refused entry at Raffles Place last week and they had to call the occupant at level 33 to come down to verify. He did have his IC on him but refused to hand in.

No consistency here.


This I hate - handing over the actual IC. COnsidering I'm on my 3rd and it will cost $1000 to replace I don't like losiing control of it.


they accept DLs too... i don't carry any other forms of ID on me except my DL.
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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:59 pm

taxico wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
martincymru wrote:Related story is

Some Security guards are criminals yet we give them our IC for a few hours whilst we attend to our temporary business at said location.

One guy refused entry at Raffles Place last week and they had to call the occupant at level 33 to come down to verify. He did have his IC on him but refused to hand in.

No consistency here.


This I hate - handing over the actual IC. COnsidering I'm on my 3rd and it will cost $1000 to replace I don't like losiing control of it.


they accept DLs too... i don't carry any other forms of ID on me except my DL.


If you are PR, you are still giving away your NRIC number with the DL.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 21 Jun 2014 3:04 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
taxico wrote:
PNGMK wrote:
martincymru wrote:Related story is

Some Security guards are criminals yet we give them our IC for a few hours whilst we attend to our temporary business at said location.

One guy refused entry at Raffles Place last week and they had to call the occupant at level 33 to come down to verify. He did have his IC on him but refused to hand in.

No consistency here.


This I hate - handing over the actual IC. COnsidering I'm on my 3rd and it will cost $1000 to replace I don't like losiing control of it.


they accept DLs too... i don't carry any other forms of ID on me except my DL.


If you are PR, you are still giving away your NRIC number with the DL.


Everyone I suspect. My DL has my FIN.

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Postby francesnolie » Mon, 23 Jun 2014 9:40 pm

I don't even carry one with me. AM I meant to? should I be carrying my pass around?

Once before I had a job, I was stopped by a cop. Asked me for my IC. Mind you I was out and quite tipsy. I had no idea!! All I had was my Australian drivers licence from Queensland (any Qld'er would know, the old drivers licence was laminated). He looks at me and kept asking for my IC. Just because I am asian. Felt so bummed. Anyway, turns out.... he stopped me because I looked thai (which I am not) and there was a thai disco club nearby. GO ME!

anyway, I got away with it. I got a tad annoyed and kept asking him questions. And he just let it pass.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Jun 2014 9:49 pm

It is against the law to not carry your local identification (can be the NRIC or the Driver's License, or your EP/SP/WP.) In theory you should also carry your passport if you are a tourist. I'd recommend only carrying a photocopy of the front page or a photocopy of your NRIC if you tend to lose your wallet a lot.

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 23 Jun 2014 9:50 pm

francesnolie wrote:I don't even carry one with me. AM I meant to? should I be carrying my pass around?

Once before I had a job, I was stopped by a cop. Asked me for my IC. Mind you I was out and quite tipsy. I had no idea!! All I had was my Australian drivers licence from Queensland (any Qld'er would know, the old drivers licence was laminated). He looks at me and kept asking for my IC. Just because I am asian. Felt so bummed. Anyway, turns out.... he stopped me because I looked thai (which I am not) and there was a thai disco club nearby. GO ME!

anyway, I got away with it. I got a tad annoyed and kept asking him questions. And he just let it pass.


You're lucky you didn't end up in the clink.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It is against the law to not carry your local identification (can be the NRIC or the Driver's License, or your EP/SP/WP.) In theory you should also carry your passport if you are a tourist. I'd recommend only carrying a photocopy of the front page or a photocopy of your NRIC if you tend to lose your wallet a lot.


I used to carry a copy of my passport page, inside my wallet. Now I don't even carry a wallet, just a bill-clip with a few notes on it.

It doesn't concern me that carrying ID is required (a la WW2 emergency era/status in Europe). This is a nation at horizontal peace, and 'I am a man, I am not a number'.

If they want to lock me up, because my ID is in my bedroom 50 metres away, and not in my shorts, I'm not bothered... <just>

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Postby martincymru » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 9:29 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It is against the law to not carry your local identification (can be the NRIC or the Driver's License, or your EP/SP/WP.) In theory you should also carry your passport if you are a tourist. I'd recommend only carrying a photocopy of the front page or a photocopy of your NRIC if you tend to lose your wallet a lot.


So everywhere accept a copy? If not then surely you need to review your statement.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 9:42 am

martincymru wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:It is against the law to not carry your local identification.


So got to carry while in swimming pool ah, or diving off P.Hantu ? :wink:

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Postby francesnolie » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 8:41 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It is against the law to not carry your local identification (can be the NRIC or the Driver's License, or your EP/SP/WP.) In theory you should also carry your passport if you are a tourist. I'd recommend only carrying a photocopy of the front page or a photocopy of your NRIC if you tend to lose your wallet a lot.


Noted!! Will carry with me always!!


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