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    Yeah, Thai, Filipino, & Vietnamese girls are regularly hassled by the emigration department (and rightfully so) as many of the girls come down and are granted a 30 day stay based on tourism, but are for sale (rent) at Orchard Towers every night during their stay.

    I told my (mid forties) wife that she should be flattered when she was detained for a few hours by immigration dept.

    Strangely, she didn't see it that way.

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    ^ And you see nothing wrong with that? The goon who detained her for no other reason than her race should have been fired and she should have received a large settlement for her humiliation.
    Enjoy your police state.

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    Not at all.

    She was detained because her passport and stamps matched that of the profile of thousands of other (usually younger) women that frequently come to Singapore to work illegally in prostitution.

    They arrive on 30 day stamp on arrival, and then leave just to return again again soon after.

    Thats something that my Mrs had also been doing (not the prostitution part..) visiting me every month for about 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Not at all.

    She was detained because her passport and stamps matched that of the profile of thousands of other (usually younger) women that frequently come to Singapore to work illegally in prostitution.

    They arrive on 30 day stamp on arrival, and then leave just to return again again soon after.

    Thats something that my Mrs had also been doing (not the prostitution part..) visiting me every month for about 4 years.
    Actually much nicer to Thais than the us government. To see the hoops and jumps Thais ( or Chinese ) have to go through is stupid. I have a Chinese customer who was sending engineers to the USA for training. And this young 20 something Chinese female engineer they denied her visa even with her company sponsoring her. If they are under 40 and not married....

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    Something I rarely see mentioned is the history of Singapore (although there doesn't seem to be many books available). The reason many of the laws, particularly those concerning drugs are so draconian is look back around 20 or 30 years ago the country was an under developed hole with the docklands area being rife with prostitution and opium smoking dens (and most likely the rest of the country). The authorities were concerned that the triads might move and take control, hence the deterrents put in place. However, some would argue that the present Singapore government is hypocritical given it's trade agreements with most notably Burma one of the most prolific producers of drugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Not at all.

    She was detained because her passport and stamps matched that of the profile of thousands of other (usually younger) women that frequently come to Singapore to work illegally in prostitution.

    They arrive on 30 day stamp on arrival, and then leave just to return again again soon after.

    Thats something that my Mrs had also been doing (not the prostitution part..) visiting me every month for about 4 years.
    I have tried for years to figure out what your gif is saying ??? any clue yourself ??? looks like mongo bitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    Something I rarely see mentioned is the history of Singapore (although there doesn't seem to be many books available). The reason many of the laws, particularly those concerning drugs are so draconian is look back around 20 or 30 years ago the country was an under developed hole with the docklands area being rife with prostitution and opium smoking dens (and most likely the rest of the country). The authorities were concerned that the triads might move and take control, hence the deterrents put in place. However, some would argue that the present Singapore government is hypocritical given it's trade agreements with most notably Burma one of the most prolific producers of drugs.
    I believe it was more that nothing was getting done as everyone was canned off their faces on smack. triad worries sounds cooler though agreed

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    I was stopped without driving license in Sg at night at roadblocks. Saying "it is at home and I can go get it" worked all the time and any ID was sufficient.

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    30 years ago the country was an under developed hole
    First visited 40 years ago - 'twas very seedy and truly wonderful to a young man in his early 20's. Dubai was a seedy smuggling port then too, and equally wonderful ...

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    I've been to Singapore more than a dozen times and have jay walked in the downtown area many, many times. I've done it in front of cops but only when others were doing it, as well. Never had a problem or seen a problem.

    Kuala Lumpur is a different story. I got nabbed there once and the cop was incredibly pissed. He let me go without a fine but considering how angry he was, I felt pretty lucky.

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    Good luck Singapore

    An Island of order amidst a chaotic Asia

    It serves a purpose to show total freedom versus total order--here it looks like we will get total order without any of the benefits of living in an orderly society

    Freedom is great drink and drive pay your way out of any problem behave any way you want but maybe when some drunk Hiso walks away from killing one of your loved ones freedom and corruption will take on a different slant

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald36 View Post

    Freedom is great drink and drive pay your way out of any problem behave any way you want
    Yes you have that right. Great here innit.!

    If you want order relocate to the US/UK/Australia/Switzerland.

    I like Indonesia, even less order than here! OK Sumatra but... and it is less populated.

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    Jaywalking

    In addition to the jaywalking myth, Singapore has the reputation of being super-clean. Many areas are but there are lots of places where trash abounds. Little India used to be really trashy although it's cleaner now than it was many years ago.
    Last edited by Chuckycheese; 21-03-2016 at 08:12 PM.

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    Singapore is NOT a place to break any rules - better to remember that!

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    What about ecigs?

    If you declare them, how do they calculate the duty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    What about ecigs?

    If you declare them, how do they calculate the duty?
    Prohibition on Certain Products | HSA | Health Sciences Authority

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
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    so if you are a tourist, you can't bring your own cigarettes ?
    officially no, but they will let you off with an open packet. So you can bring in 19 cigs without worry!
    What about electronic cigarettes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    so if you are a tourist, you can't bring your own cigarettes ?
    officially no, but they will let you off with an open packet. So you can bring in 19 cigs without worry!
    What about electronic cigarettes?
    This is contained within the link provided by Slimboyfat, but whether or not they regard e-cigarettes as smokeless I couldn't tell you;

    vi) Smokeless cigars, smokeless cigarillos or smokeless cigarettes;

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    "In Singapore, vaporisers such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), e-pipes, e-cigars and the like are prohibited under Section 16 of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act."

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    Best keep it to my hotel room then.

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