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Postby ksl » Thu, 02 Feb 2012 1:44 pm

QRM wrote:How do you define camping? would be daft to apply for a permit every time I stick tent up to act as a shelter from the sun/mozzies when visiting the beach?
They have people walking around to check permits, no permit you get fine! The rules are clear apparently, one can only use the designated areas too so no excuses :)
JR8You're white, so the rules don't apply
This may also be true I can't see the rules applying to tourists who know no better.

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Postby BigSis » Thu, 02 Feb 2012 8:06 pm

There used to be a bunch of people who lived at Changi Beach but they moved them on - maybe it's the same people who just move around dodging the authorities.

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Postby Manthink » Thu, 02 Feb 2012 8:37 pm

zzm9980 wrote:So during last night's stroll, I took a closer look than normal at the tent setup along the beach. I happened to notice quite a few with "foreigners" all hanging laundry outside. That seemed odd. As I kept walking, I quickly realized that they were all bundled around a bathroom and shower, and that's when I realized they were living there. (Yes, I was a bit slow on this one.) Is this actually allowed? I assume not, but is obviously tolerated? These tent setups look a lot more permanent than "move every day".

This is right along the beach just east of where the Siglap park connector ends.


Try going further south along the coast around Big Splash & Mcdonald outlet.

There are literately dozens of tents pitched next to the forested area. If you are a little more observant, you can actually see the "tenets" consist of a good mix of foreign workers and their fairer-sex "mates" on weekend outings.

I have yet to see any "white" inhabitants there, assuming that these species are a little more discreet. :lol:

Question is: can you tolerate the sight of a germinating slum?

Occupy the beach, anyone? :wink:

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Postby Manthink » Thu, 02 Feb 2012 8:49 pm

BigSis wrote:There used to be a bunch of people who lived at Changi Beach but they moved them on - maybe it's the same people who just move around dodging the authorities.


It's location, location & location.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wm6Lv1Mlm8
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 02 Feb 2012 8:52 pm

An interesting point.

Could these people be considered an unauthorised gathering? Presumably if they did organise into anything approaching an 'Occupy the beach' kind of arrangement, then presumably they'd be whisked off faster than you could blink.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 03 Feb 2012 8:59 am

The group I saw on East Coast looked just like that single one above, except a cluster about 10 tents each 3 meters away from each other. They also had clothes lines strung among them with clothes drying. Someone even took over a picnic table and covered it with a tarp turning it into a smaller tent.

Here is the area on Google Street view:
http://g.co/maps/5tzre

One or two tens even in the street view, but these ones look much less permanent.

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Postby QRM » Fri, 03 Feb 2012 10:00 am

Manthink wrote:
BigSis wrote:There used to be a bunch of people who lived at Changi Beach but they moved them on - maybe it's the same people who just move around dodging the authorities.


It's location, location & location.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wm6Lv1Mlm8
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Thats pretty much how I go to the beach I drag a wheeled wagon, I find a quiet spot set up hammock, table, deck chair, icebox with drinks and fruit salad, tent is pitched up for sprog and emergency shelter from the rain. Stay for about 2-3 hours and then pack up. Mind you I always try and find places that are deserted, normally quite a walk from car parks hence the wheeled trolley.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 9:57 am

A bit of "investigative journalism" from the other night. Ok, I was being a nosey neighbor.


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You can see these are pretty permanent. There are a lot more tents in between I didn't take pictures of, but these ones specifically I remember being there in the exact same spots at least 5 days before. Also, many of the tents are "double-tented" (is that a word?) They have a bigger tented staked into the ground covering a smaller tent. Oh, and the kids each carrying 5 or 6 2-liter bottles and filling them with water at the nearby shower also seems suspect.

I suppose it's possible these guys are actually buying permits every day?


I honestly don't care too much, mostly curious about it. But I will say in the second photo, those guys (and families) found one of the nicest patches of beach I've seen the whole way up or down ECP. Truly white sand and nice green grass that's not just scattered greens in a patch of mud. :P

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 10:59 am

zzm9980 wrote:I honestly don't care too much, mostly curious about it. But I will say in the second photo, those guys (and families) found one of the nicest patches of beach I've seen the whole way up or down ECP. Truly white sand and nice green grass that's not just scattered greens in a patch of mud. :P


And did you see the "PERMITS DISPLAYED PROMINENTLY" ???? :) :)

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Postby Manthink » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 12:09 pm

zzm9980 wrote:A bit of "investigative journalism" from the other night. Ok, I was being a nosey neighbor.


LOL! I think it never hurts to be a nosey-one..provided other's privacy isn't compromised :lol

Anyway, P&R guideline is full of holes and can be easily circumvented.
I guess the authority is either being flexible or someone not doing their job.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 05 Feb 2012 1:59 pm

Well, I suppose if they have enough people per tent to rotate through, and apply immediately every day at 9am... Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're not doing that. How much are those permits anyway?


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