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Post by carolynW » Fri, 06 Aug 2010 7:13 am

Ah yes, orchard towers.... prostitution is not a crime here and the government has managed to contain the girls in certain areas and impose health cards.

I like the low crime doesn't mean no crime... even the police quoted that when we went to report our bikes. THey came by about 2 months later with bike super stickers for all other bikes.

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Post by morenangpinay » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 5:02 pm

Dont forget the @!()#$&*($ landlords who take advantage of foreign tenants

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 5:24 pm

carolynW wrote:Ah yes, orchard towers.... prostitution is not a crime here and the government has managed to contain the girls in certain areas and impose health cards.

I like the low crime doesn't mean no crime... even the police quoted that when we went to report our bikes. THey came by about 2 months later with bike super stickers for all other bikes.
Prostitution may not be a crime but renting a hotel room by the hour is if your are the hotel owner. Also, there were raids this week on lounges along balestier road and they picked up a lot of prostitutes. So, I would say prostitution is tolerated in certain areas only and only with registrations & medical cards.
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Post by QRM » Thu, 12 Aug 2010 5:42 pm

What I dont get if setting up a knocking shop not a crime, why doesn't everyone do it? I mean it would be a really money spinner? Build up market ones with stunner from around the world? People would jet in from around the globe, every multinational corp will want to hold conferences in Singapore etc.

Why would people risk fines etc setting up illegal knob-jock joints?

Why do people go to the illegal ones if the legal ones are better with fully certified organic meat available?

back to the OP question, I was just at Sentosa normally you see warning notices at carparks saying watch out for car jacking, mugging, etc here the sign says its aggressive peacocks you have to look out for.

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Post by carteki » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:31 am

longstebe wrote: 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.
There is a flip-side - the low crime rate comes at the cost of decreased personal freedom. If you're generally a well behaved, law abiding citizen then it shouldn't impact you, but if you're a determined hell-raiser then you'll probably find it a bit restrictive.

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Post by morenangpinay » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 3:10 pm

carteki wrote:
longstebe wrote: 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.
There is a flip-side - the low crime rate comes at the cost of decreased personal freedom. If you're generally a well behaved, law abiding citizen then it shouldn't impact you, but if you're a determined hell-raiser then you'll probably find it a bit restrictive.

thats why i jaywalk from time to time to feel some sense of freedom lol

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Post by BigSis » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:11 pm

There is crime but most of it is the kind of thing where the victim is known to the offender such as murders and domestic violence.

A couple of weeks ago there was a fight in one of the smaller malls down Orchard Rd and a guy was killed, but it involved something like 20 people so likely to have been two gangs from what I could work out. In this case the victim must have been, if not known, then targeted because of the people he was with.

Something else fairly recently and not connected to people who knew each other was where a bunch of guys (4 or 5 of them I think) went on this weird mugging spree around Geylang and Kallang and beat up a few individuals and stole from them but they also killed one guy - whether that was an accident or not I'm not sure.

so you can see that it does happen and there are those who will go around blinkered and think that Singapore is crime free - the truth is that it isn't and you do get some nasty crime going on here, but as a general rule, it's a fairly safe city to live in, especially if you keep your wits about you as most of us would in our home countries or anywhere else in the world.

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 14 Aug 2010 2:29 am

And oh, given this country's attitude towards journalism and freedom of speech, just because it's not reported doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

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