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Crime in Singapore

Post by longstebe » Mon, 02 Aug 2010 6:51 pm

Apart from the usual dodgy things going on that you get in every city,how does Singapore compare to other major cities?

Are there places within Singapore that you would not live or go near?

This topic is not meant to bring the place down just some facts or advice
for the newbies looking to relocate.

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Post by Splatted » Mon, 02 Aug 2010 7:05 pm

comparatively, it's the safest place to live in the world (my opinion).

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Re: Crime in Singapore

Post by x9200 » Mon, 02 Aug 2010 7:07 pm

longstebe wrote:Apart from the usual dodgy things going on that you get in every city,how does Singapore compare to other major cities?

Does not compare. The crime level is negligible.

Are there places within Singapore that you would not live or go near?

From the safety perspective - not really.

This topic is not meant to bring the place down just some facts or advice
for the newbies looking to relocate.
As usual it could be pretty fruitful to use the search function within this forum.

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Re: Crime in Singapore

Post by Mad Scientist » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 5:58 am

longstebe wrote:Apart from the usual dodgy things going on that you get in every city,how does Singapore compare to other major cities?

Which dodgy thing are you looking for , there are quite a few here. ':lol:'

Are there places within Singapore that you would not live or go near?

Apart from the prison or the police station, everywhere is good. You can walk on the street at 4 am and rarely got mugged.
Apart from nosy neighbours , do not worry, you'll be alright here.

BTW Welcome to Singapore. IT IS A FINE CITY


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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 7:18 am

Geylang and OT are the dodgiest places I know! :P
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Post by Mad Scientist » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 8:20 am

Hmmm.... I did not realise OT is more dodgy than Bugis.

Damn !! I will need to investigate this myself :lol: :P
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Post by carolynW » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 12:44 pm

Where is OT? well we live in a safe neighborhood and our bicycles got stolen.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 1:44 pm

The whole island is dodgy when it comes to bicycles. :-|

OT? Orchard Towers, otherwise, affectionately known as the Four Floors of Whores. :o :cool:

The most famous line in Singapore is "Low Crime doesn't mean No Crime". Crime statistics here are some of the lowest in the world. But that's not to say there are none. A lot of the crimes are crimes of opportunity. In other words, if you tempt someone they will often take advantage of it. Oh, one of our regulars here, addadude, is the actual marketing genius who created that slogan for the National Police a number of years ago..
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Post by x9200 » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 2:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:A lot of the crimes are crimes of opportunity. In other words, if you tempt someone they will often take advantage of it.
A model example and always works: park your motorbike with a cashcard left inside the ERP reader. There are places, not really obscured ones (i.e. front of SLS) where all it takes is few minutes and it's gone.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Aug 2010 2:34 pm

Perxactly! :(
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Post by longstebe » Wed, 04 Aug 2010 5:39 am

carolynW wrote:Where is OT? well we live in a safe neighborhood and our bicycles got stolen.
With all due respect, If this is the only thing I have to worry about then I'm looking forward to relocating to SG. :D

I remember visiting my brother in Jersey (uk) and things like this (stolen bike)
made headline news.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 04 Aug 2010 8:36 am

longstebe wrote:
carolynW wrote:Where is OT? well we live in a safe neighborhood and our bicycles got stolen.
With all due respect, If this is the only thing I have to worry about then I'm looking forward to relocating to SG. :D

I remember visiting my brother in Jersey (uk) and things like this (stolen bike)
made headline news.
you also have to worry about rude commuters, telemarketers who can't understand you and olfactory offenses. welcome to singapore, which, as a friend puts it, "asia for beginners" :P
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Post by carlsum1986 » Wed, 04 Aug 2010 10:06 am

one more i would add is annoying credit card sales ppl at mrts,shopping mall and annoying donation seekers that come directly to your hse to seek donations..... :mad:

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Post by longstebe » Thu, 05 Aug 2010 7:55 pm

carlsum1986 wrote:one more i would add is annoying credit card sales ppl at mrts,shopping mall and annoying donation seekers that come directly to your hse to seek donations..... :mad:

Well this is not exactly a crime but I can see it leading to one :???:

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Post by Mad Scientist » Fri, 06 Aug 2010 6:06 am

Don't worry mate !!

You'll be alright. When you do arrive and need help , yell or howl on the first moon of the month ? The pack will come to the rescue :D
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