Ya that life in a "fine" city!
Only the government.
I also find that the polytechnics imposing a fine of S$5 for not bringing a thermometer, unjustified in law and students can refuse. They can bar entry if they want, but to say you pay fine and go in? that's silly and dumb. I wanted to write to ST on this, but didn't get round to it
I'ven't tried tat in National Library recently though... mebbe I'll go there soon and try
i'd been offered by the waitress to help take groups photos in restaurants b4. had seen waiters offering to help take group photos for others too. isn't it better for them? free publicity and shows more warmness?
i still recall one of my class gatherings..we took picsi at a restaurant..the shop owner saw us taking pics, came over and cheekily said, "show the shop signboard in your photo hor..free publicity "
There are few reasons that I can think of which forbids photography within library. First being to prevent some cheapskate from snapping pictures of reference books. Second to eliminate unnecessary discomfort for readers. Imagine photographers going in with bulky tripod and blinding people with flashes.
That said, I think the security at the library is being overzealous and exercised poor on the ground discretion. Also, the complete lack of soft skills among security officers is another show case how lousy our customer service are.
I think they are talking about the scenic area and not so much the reading areas.
I can't believe this is happening in Singapore, photographers are actually being treated like skateboarders!! We're being shooed around everywhere we go.
Are the clicking of the camera shutters so disturbing loud to them?? Taking pictures of a building means you want to bomb them?!! Please leh. I understand the security guards are just doing their job and I imagined they are also looking for a good challenge to liven up their boring prowling day. If I'm a security guard, I know I will have a kick too shooing away joyous photographers taking pictures of the the building I jaga when I have to work on a Sunday morning. If I see you guys are having fun in a group, even worse, I must come and break up the fun!!
But that's besides the point, I believe we must stand up for our rights as photographers. We are just a bunch of harmless, peace-loving people who 'shoots' with a camera. It's not as if we are wearing Taliban clothing, taking pictures and writing notes at the same time
I've always love a good photography challenge and I'll make my way down to the National library this weekend