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$300 for a stolen NRIC!

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 19 Aug 2012 8:03 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
scarbowl wrote:My Singapore-only cards are useless when outside of the country. Just leave them at home. Less to replace when your purse/wallet is ultimately stolen or lost.


Very recently, I've actually been asked for my IC while checking in for a flight back to Singapore. On principle I demanded (aren't Americans PITAs?) to know why. Airline check-in counter told me their official policy was they needed to see proof of permanent residency or an onward ticket. Fair enough, so I gave her my EP. This was a return flight from Haneda on CX, so not sure if she was a HAN or CX employee.


To follow up (and no I've not organized a replacement NRIC - pure stubborness) - BA asked me for my 'identity card' when I checked in at IAH for a flight to Singapore via London. I showed her a picture of my NRIC on my Samsung SIII and she accepted it!

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Postby beppi » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 5:17 am

You have to have an NRIC card, by law.
I am sure, if found out (which is just a matter of time), the fine will be higher than the S$300 you're trying to avoid.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 5:01 pm

beppi wrote:You have to have an NRIC card, by law.
I am sure, if found out (which is just a matter of time), the fine will be higher than the S$300 you're trying to avoid.


I'm hoping it will be found and returned in the mean time.

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Postby sensei_ » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 5:08 pm

beppi wrote:You have to have an NRIC card, by law.
I am sure, if found out (which is just a matter of time), the fine will be higher than the S$300 you're trying to avoid.


a classic case of penny wise pound foolish. (waits for another thread about being fined for not having a NRIC anytime soon)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 5:27 pm

In the vernacular of a local person famous for his yellow wellies, "don't pray-pray!" Pray-pray = pay-pay.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:18 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:In the vernacular of a local person famous for his yellow wellies, "don't pray-pray!" Pray-pray = pay-pay.


I think such person meant "don't play-play ah" but his tongue curled further than he should :P

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:13 am

FYI I still haven't replaced it. For almost everything a SDL suffices as well.
Now I'm called PNGMK


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