PNGMK wrote:A little more explanation.
In the course of less than an hour I experienced three encounters with the 'SPF' which, in my twenty years experience here, did not appear to conform to my previous understanding of their normal protocol (having had at least 10 encounters before). I'm not going to explain the events as they are personal. I put 'SPF' in brackets because I honestly do not know which branch/s of the government I was dealing with. I would almost never bother to alert others of this but clearly, and this has been borne out since, there was a raised security alert and it was not being publicized (IMO) to the general public. As the manner I was approached appeared to be based on my appearance and I felt it was reasonable to warn other expats there may be something up and to be a little cautious. I did not say run for the hills. NONE of the Singaporeans I mentioned this to felt I was being unreasonably paranoid; MS being the obvious exception.
Good grief OP !!!
As I said before and I said it again you know dog sh*t !!!!.
There is a different between being paranoid and vigilant and you my friend is being paranoid.
I am rebuking you for this because you feed fear into people's mind for no obvious reason.
SG has 1hr NO TIME MOVE on any major incident, 2 HR to mobilise ONE BATTALLION and so forth
Security conscious SG has a multiple layer of contingency even I am not aware of.
What you have encountered due to heighten security is nothing new.
We got the worst or one of the worst regional tension when Chaim Herzog visited SG in early 80s. It got so much worse that there were 3 Brigade on 2 NTM. That is about 3 thousand men on standby
It was a miscalculated guess work by G2 on this case which escalate into reqional tension.
If you have something to share, post it from the onset and let everyone be the judge rather than saying " I know a secret but I am not telling you"
What a dork !!
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.Yahoo !!!