Fine for Public Nudity in Singapore ? Oww, No Nude Beaches Here…

Looking out for a nice beach in Singapore for a nude sun tan ? You might want to re-consider your option.Under Singapore’s Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act, one maybe be charged guilty of public nudity and face up to three months in jail, and a fine up to $2,000.

One of the recent case was one couple has allegedly stripped naked and had sex in a Jacuzzi at Resorts World Sentosa’s Beach Villas. Although the Jacuzzi was meant only for the couple’s villa, it sat within a larger pool being enjoyed by other guests which some among them was just children. The couple may be also charge for committing an obscene act in public as well.

Source: Couple cause stir in Resorts World Sentosa Jacuzzi, Straits Times, 13 Dec 2014.

Singapore Implements New Regulations for Bus Touting

Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be kicking off the new regulations on Jan 1, 2015 to punish those private bus drivers caught touting their transport services. If convicted under the Road Traffic Rules, errant drivers can be fined up to $1,000 or sentenced up to three months in jail.

LTA mentioned that holders of the Bus Driver’s Vocational Licence (BDVL) will be informed in writing of the new regulations and penalty framework. BDVL is a mandatory license for those who drive either private hires buses, excursion buses and school buses.

What Is Bus Touting ?

Bus touting refers to a kind of illegal bus operation which involves bus drivers (or their operator) attracting potential passengers by illegal means – for instance, calling out people to take on their bus while traveling along the route.

Public can call 1800-CALL LTA (1800-2255 582) or give feedback to LTA at if they notice any bus touting activities.

Source: Private bus drivers to face fines, jail for touting their services. The Straits Time, 15 Dec 2014.