Thanks for the information everyone. This is exactly the information I was looking for. I'm a bit disappointed to find you can't take photos at MRT stations. I find them quite interesting and wish I could take photos there.
Interesting. I too recall people posting that they were barred from taking photos in the MRT.
My question is, though, do the security personnel have the right to do that? Afterall, if it is an *official* restriction, why is there absolutely NO warning sign anywhere in the station to say photography is banned? There are warning signs for No food and such, so there shouldn't be an excuse.
IMHO, if you wanna bar people from doing something, at least make it obvious. It seems silly and inefficient to tell people that they aren't allowed to do something after that act has been committed.
my only concern would be if they ask me to "delete" the pictures I would have to throw away a whole roll of MF film which isn't cheap.
How about taking pictures FROM the mrt platform? As in not taking pictures of the mrt itself but the scenery around it.
I suppose to delete or not its up to the discretion of the staff/security officer.
As a general guideline, if you want to take pictures within any buildings (especially private property) in Singapore, we should seek permission first as basic courtesy unless you are in a tourist attraction like Underwater World at Sentosa or Singapore Flyer unless otherwise specified.
When in doubt, trust your gut feeling. Normally if you start to wonder whether you can take pictures or not allowed to, likelihood is that you need to ask for permission. Just approach the staff or security guard and ask politely. It is normal for people to get a bit edgy when we want to take photographs within their compound since they do not know who we are and where we come from.
Well, they like tourists to shoot photographs of our world class MRT transportation system and tell the world about.
For locals, you should know that SMRT is already a "world class transportation system", as it is said in the newspapers, so it must be the truth. So locals not allowed to photograph ?
Hey, then again, just wondering. Are you allowed to take any pictures of strangers? Like candids. That against the law?
I just recently saw a youtube video caught by a bystander, someone in vivo was assaulted by a guy, and the attacker claims that the photographer was taking pictures of girls.
I mean, if such a situation was true, is it legal? Assuming you're not using a spycam taking pictures of private areas.
Looking for Canon 100mm F2 USM :)
come here to work and come here to play
loud shirts, camera around neck, being along free map
ask directions from mrt staff and then ask them to pose for you
see if they will oblige, i am 99% sure they would
walk around looking like a professional photographer and try to do the same...
The bloke objecting to being photographed might attempt to sue under the tort of battery if snaps were taken and flash was involved, objection notwithstanding. Probably would involved lotsa time, money and a fairly creative ambulance chaser too.
A new toy?! Yippee!!
Singaporean law is very simple. You can do whatever you want, just don't get caught.
it is never legal to assault someone, but it is not illegal per se to be taking photos in vivo either.
It is such a quiet thing to fall,
But far more terrible is to admit it
In fact, according to vince123123 in another thread, you don't even need the consent of the subject to use the photos for commercial purpose in Singapore.
(and in anticipation of "who is samuel ong" : http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sa...Changi-Airport )
Last edited by lennyl; 24th September 2008 at 03:34 PM.