道可道，非常道。 (Tao (way or path) can be said, not usual way)
"The Way that can be described is not the true Way."
名可名，非常名。 (names can be named, not usual names)
"The Name that can be named is not the constant Name."
we have an escape of the terrorist-to-be in singapore, but many people learnt no lesson from it and continue to focus on the opposite. taking on the least likely people who are the easiest to harass and ignoring suspicious personnel becos of lack of judgement call, is exactly the situation.
visual inspection and ability to walk in and around, carries the same extent of risk to security as much as photography does, which is why genuine security concerns exert control on all three aspects. at least the security guards at mustafa limits and control carrying in of bags to prevent theft, and that is done without discrimination.
my new reply from STB.
Dear Mr Yeo
Greetings from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
We have forwarded your feedback to Chinatown Chinese New Year Organising Committee, KAKSCCC and requested them to reply you directly.
We seek your patience while awaiting their reply.
Koreen Ng (Ms)
Service Culture,Assessment & Feedback Department
Service Quality Division
Address: Tourism Court,1 Orchard Spring Lane,Singapore 247729
DID65)6831 3460|Fax65)6490 4482|website: www.visitsingapore.com
where can we find singapore law stating the rights and limitations of photography on a website of authority that we can print out and show if needed? is there a book with such a chapter that we can photostat and bring around?
If so easy, lawyers no need to make business liao :P
As far as I'm aware, there is no textbook talking about laws relating to photography in Singapore. There are books for laws in other countries though, although how much they apply here is another question. Most of these books are not even legal texts, but photogrpahy instructional books, similar to those you find teaching pple how to do wedding photography or the like, from Amphoto or other similar publishers.
kana stop for taking photo in chinatown...in a tourist area...
He said Chinatown. Actually for Chinatown, for those road side stalls, they really cant do much to stop you. However, what will probably happen is that they will use their bodies to block your way.