Gangs, Singapore

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    Avoid THE GANGS!

    by shao_ken Written Jun 8, 2007

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    The are many gangs in Singapore. Here are some places which some tourist would like to visit BUT DON'T! These places are Orchard Towers, Geylang, Balestier and Joo Chiat.

    Geylang: A place for nice local food, gambling, nightlife, lion dance troops and prostitution. The street hookers are mostly "taken charged" by gangsters. The illegal gambling (which operates only at night) are mostly run by gangsters. Many of the gangster are at coffeeshop.

    Joo Chiat: Not much to be wary off. Just do not offend gangsters in pub/disco/ktv. Thats all, not much.

    Orchard Towers: I can only tell you that is a place not advisable for tourist ESPICALLY girls. There are thai, vietnam and phillipines hookers in the pub/ktv/disco.

    Balestier: Many gambling activities. Stay away for tourist.

    IF you happened to be threatened by the gang members, call the police.

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    by ratinacage Updated May 7, 2007

    yes, like anywhere else,we have gangs.but most are nothing like organized crimes all over the me, these organized criminals are not interested in u or ur money.

    what u do have to be wary of are the small street corner gangs.assaults on tourists are very rare here.but fights do occur none so often and if u do get in the crossfire,too bad for u. so do try to stay clear of any sign of trouble that u may see.

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  • Minor Crimes targeting tourists

    by leewil2003 Written Nov 27, 2006

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    1) When some one asks you how to go to certain places and you can't asnwer, they know that you are foreigners, then they will threaten you for money or stuff like that.

    2) When taking coach to Malaysia from Singapore, some one could just went into your coach during resting time, to take away your luggage, you might thought that they were helping you to switch to other coach.

    3) Always ask how much before boarding a taxi, most taxi got no meters.

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    by biggeorge Written Feb 13, 2004

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    There are little Malay street gangs , who being from Singapore are a bit smarter and more polite than anywhere else. We were lucky enough to see a 20 man brawl in Boat Quay where no-one even got a nose bleed. Hitting someone with a plastic chair isn't going to really hurt is it?

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