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    Quote Originally Posted by huaiwei
    lol!

    Anyway its amusing that you actually bothered to ask them for permission. No single officer is going to oblige for obvious reasons if given this option. And it may not even be due to security concerns. They just want to play safe, for goodness knows whats gonna happen if they find their faces appearing in clubsnap for the whole world to see?

    You are probably much better off simply snapping photos of them, giving them a sweet smile, and walk off. If they protest, just smile, "I'm sorry", and leave (but dont walk too fast).

    I am saying this because I am behind those barricades as well. Just that I arent wearing that ugly combat uniform worn by the uncles. Anyhow, please, of coz, exercise some responsibility and use common sense in avoiding posting photos which may present a security concern. Close-ups and the photo you just posted are usually alright...since you cant really tell where they are standing (ok the "raffles" is a big clue ) or how big the overall security operation is.
    Well, it was either ask or start snapping, and since they were near sentry points with security devices I felt it best not to do that. I asked to diffuse any tension, and because well, you never know. I'm smart enough to know that there's no way I could take shots of the security procedures or set up, but what I was hoping for was an armed guard in front of the barriers. He could even turn his face.

    Anyway, I think I might be the only ClubSnapper to actually attempt it, so there! :P

    Hehe

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    Taken in a heavily barricaded Raffles City guarded by armed Gurkhas with a helpless photographer looking at his EOS 5D being confiscated and towed away by a police car.

    Moral of the story: Bring only a cheap 3mp Point & Shoot air sai liao.

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    Nice pic!

    Where u got tt cam from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Taken in a heavily barricaded Ryffles City guarded by armed Gurkhas with a helpless photographer looking at his EOS 5D being confiscated and towed away by a police car.

    Moral of the story: Bring only a cheap 3mp Point & Shoot air sai liao.

    you forgot the helicopter

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    I didn't think anyone would actually do it given the kiasi mentality here.

    That said, I have an additional suggestion for you if you decide to go back. If they say its not allowed, do ask them to quote the relevant laws which say that you are not allowed. Once that is done, proceed to take out your notebook and copy his name down. You can also ask for his name if it is not apparent on his uniform.

    The reason for asking the name is to let him know that he is accountable for whatever he says, truth or bullshit.

    That will be fun


    Quote Originally Posted by thedellis
    I'm back, and I have a terrible tale to tell of...

    POLICE BRUTALITY!

    First, I thought it would be wise to have the camera out, instead of rooting though a bag at a sentry point. So I've got my dSLR in hand, and very obviously so. I'm 6'2", hard to miss. So I very obviously make my way to a sentry point with three heavily armed men and ask if I can take a photo.

    You could see the hunger in their eyes. They had all that weaponry -- the guns, the sprays, the tasers, the truncheons and you could tell they wanted to use them. And along I come, into their trap. What happened then was unforgettable.

    "I'm sorry, Sir, but all photography is forbidden here."
    "Are you sure?"
    "Yes, Sir. I am afraid that those are the rules.
    - pause -
    "Oh."
    - pause -
    "Have a great day, Sir."

    It was horrible this awful brutatlity, but I am made of hard stuff so I asked at a few more posts. Each time the retribution was swift and terrible. "I am sorry, Sir. No photos."

    This happened as I made my way about Suntec...until the last post. What happened next will always chill my blood!

    Because I was disoriented from circumnavigating Suntec, this uniformed barbarian, he...he...he politely gave me very helpful and succinct directions to the MRT. It was horrible! The brute!

    Right now you may be saying to yourself, I told you so!, but you'd be wrong, dead wrong.

    Did I get my photo? You bet your sweet ass I did! It's not the shot I wanted, but I think as a reward for walking up to so many heavily armed men it's good.

    I'll pop it up once it's edited.

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    even ah-64d apaches are being deployed

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    Because of the intensed security measures in Suntec, some photographers are resorting to hiding behind trees and climbing up walls to take photos of the event.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Because of the intensed security measures in Suntec, some photographers are resorting to hiding behind trees and climbing up walls to take photos of the event.

    This is so cute ! Didnt know u still play wif toys at ur age !

    for u
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose


    even ah-64d apaches are being deployed
    pwned...

    where are the hellfire missiles?
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static
    This is so cute ! Didnt know u still play wif toys at ur age !

    for u
    I've been collecting toys 6 years already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Because of the intensed security measures in Suntec, some photographers are resorting to hiding behind trees and climbing up walls to take photos of the event.

    Haha!! This is cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose


    even ah-64d apaches are being deployed
    Cool pic! Where did u get this?

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by mau_lovers
    Cool pic! Where did u get this?
    eh screen shot from fs9

  14. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by mau_lovers
    Cool pic! Where did u get this?
    Oh ****!! I am so ****ing slow!! this is not a real pic!!! duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedellis
    Yeah, also my final shot was not of Ghurkas. I think that's well beyond both my abilites and their tolerances.
    I salute your DETERMINATION AND PATIENCE!! BRAVO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    If they say its not allowed, do ask them to quote the relevant laws which say that you are not allowed.
    Thank God the world dosent revolve around on laws alone, for goodness knows how it will be able to function with individuals like the above.

    The police force may be a law-enforcement organisation, but it has every right to impliment and enforce additional measures it deems fit and appriopriate. The police and its personnel are not obliged to explain to anyone why this is so, and their failure to make any such explainations does not hinder their operations in anyway other than being a blight in public relations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedellis
    Well, it was either ask or start snapping, and since they were near sentry points with security devices I felt it best not to do that. I asked to diffuse any tension, and because well, you never know. I'm smart enough to know that there's no way I could take shots of the security procedures or set up, but what I was hoping for was an armed guard in front of the barriers. He could even turn his face.

    Anyway, I think I might be the only ClubSnapper to actually attempt it, so there! :P

    Hehe
    There are actually plenty of them walking around the vicinity even right up to Orchard Road, so it should be alright to capture those if you are concerned about sensitive security points.

    Still...a commendable effort indeed. I wouldnt have much guts to do it myself!
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    Is this your personal opinion or are you speaking on behalf of the Singapore Police Force?

    Quote Originally Posted by huaiwei
    The police force may be a law-enforcement organisation, but it has every right to impliment and enforce additional measures it deems fit and appriopriate. The police and its personnel are not obliged to explain to anyone why this is so, and their failure to make any such explainations does not hinder their operations in anyway other than being a blight in public relations.

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    Upon further consideration, I withdraw my suggestion to ask the police officer to quote the relevant laws, as it might not be appropriate under this particular situation. I'd still maintain the suggestion to take his name down in the event of any confrontation.

    That said, this is exceptional only in this particular case, due to overriding factors. In all other situations, such as overzealous security guards who make up their own laws, my previous suggestion would still apply.

    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    I didn't think anyone would actually do it given the kiasi mentality here.

    That said, I have an additional suggestion for you if you decide to go back. If they say its not allowed, do ask them to quote the relevant laws which say that you are not allowed. Once that is done, proceed to take out your notebook and copy his name down. You can also ask for his name if it is not apparent on his uniform.

    The reason for asking the name is to let him know that he is accountable for whatever he says, truth or bullshit.

    That will be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    Is this your personal opinion or are you speaking on behalf of the Singapore Police Force?
    What do you think?
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