Bluestrike and I tried our luck today. In fact, we tried twice.
We were on the balcony of the top floor in the earlier part of the afternoon. We took shots (everything that moves and does not move), with the security guy knowing exactly what we did; we were not disturbed, not at all.
When we were back later in the evening, I began my routine when a security guy (different from the previous one) approached me and questioned me as if I'm a saboteur, demanding to know why I was taking pictures of the structure. We had a small argument where he stated plainly that visitors were only allowed to take pictures 'away' from the structure and also critized that we Singaporeans tend not to follow instructions and love to grumble and complain (well I hate say this but I tend to agree to the latter remarks to a certain extent).
However, what really cheesed me off was the fact that a double standard was applied to me. Why me? Because I'm wearing a loud-coloured Arsenal jersey (just a joke; maybe he's a Bolton Wanderers' fan)? Or was it because I was using a SLR with - rather long lens (was using Bluestrike's 70-200mm then)?
Sheeze...anyway, thanks for listening...now I can understand the emotions that ran in Ckiang's earlier thread...try to explain to him I was taking abstract shots...ya rite...