I was with my friend filming a "short(About 30mins)" time-lapse footage at Yishun Bus Interchange because they are going to tear it down and replace it with a air condition one. We were filming with a GoPro mounted on a tripod and about 10 mins later 2 SMRT staff approach us and ask what we were doing. I explain to them that this bus interchange is going to be demolish soon so i'm filming it down to keep as memory and also for a school project.
But they told us that filming and photography is not allow in their bus interchange. I was shocked by their respond so I ask them why and they say it is their company policy and filming here is dangerous. I ask them why is it dangerous so they said what if we are terrorist! I'm like WHAT THE F*** do you have to come up with this kind of stupid excuse.I know about the terrorist plot on Yishun MRT Station but come on we are students!I told them that this is a public place why can't i film here? There isn't any sign saying filming and photography is not allowed. Plus a lot bus enthusiast also like to take pictures at bus interchange, so what you also count them as terrorist? They even gave a out of context comparison, I quote what the staff said " Do you take pictures at a bank? Even if the bank did not put up a no photography sign."
We told the staff that we will only be filming for 30mins and there is about 15mins left but they keep chasing us away. My friend and I decided to not leave because they did not gave us a reasonable reason why photography was not allowed. So I told them if filming here is really such a big threat to the safety of others, you can call police to come then we will be more than happy to leave. Plus we were filming on a Sunday morning(about 9am). I think after arguing with the staff they also sian already. End up they call their security guard to write down our IC only. While giving our info I asked the security guard why is filming here against the company policy? And guess what she didn't even know,ended up she have to call someone to check why is it against the company policy but after she put down her phone she still did not give me any answer.
The two staff I'm talking about.
Even a Aunty seating near our setup also said that the staff are being unreasonable and probably trying to "bully" us. So what is your thoughts on this incident? Do you they are over reacting or unreasonable? Pardon my English.Thanks