Home News Featured News Man fined for smoking 'between 7th floor and 8th floor' of HDB...

Man fined for smoking ‘between 7th floor and 8th floor’ of HDB block; Singaporeans surprised at NEA’s efficiency

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

A netizen and smoker took to Facebook earlier today to warn other smokers of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) officers patrolling to catch those smoking in prohibited areas. The man was caught and issued a fine for smoking ‘between the 7th floor and 8th floor’ of a Housing Development Board (HDB) block in Toa Payoh.

In his Facebook post, the man shared a copy of his fine, where he has to pay a whopping S$200 for his offence.

https://www.facebook.com/allsgstuff/photos/a.1993158977491488/2794404867366891/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBuB_Vn8GZIl2LTILPm0npX9r9FriuIUxRsDvO7UMO0Q6iG-pF51yT8eI5n7NaTFIkb8-2O_5Tm2iB9gfMwYCnFwkJNcDAGnx3Hm-xVMFjGEmG9RJyMzbYmWHkUz34405BvcWox2iURH95v79RpMTsig8yjdf5TELyviFdEs_Y05OKUOo26RtROPJABI-KJnLPH2UnCYWg&__tn__=-R

According to the fine, the man was caught at 10.14pm.

- Advertisement -

The post was captioned, ‘I like to warn all smokers to watch out for NEA at HDB areas. I was caught and fined around 10pm last night. So fast take back my whole chicken!’.

Netizens who commented on the post were all for the ban of smoking and many chided the man for alerting other smokers who may be committing similar offences.

A number of Singporeans also called for smoking to be banned nationwide, with cigarettes being prohibited.

In the comments to the man’s post, others also provided NEA with ‘tip-offs’ as to the places they should patrol to catch offenders.

________________________________________________________________________

obbana@theindependent.sg

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

First two out of group of ang mohs and foreigners fined over yacht party near Lazarus Island

A group of men and women were seen flouting safe-distancing measures while on a yacht at Lazarus Island on Dec 26 last year. The first two members of the group to face the court — Singapore permanent resident Mark Lau San...

Minor injuries for driver after SUV flips over on SLE

Singapore—A white sport utility vehicle (SUV) turned turtle on the Seletar Expressway (SLE) before the Woodlands Avenue 12 exit on Monday morning (March 1). One man sustained minor injuries in the incident. However, he refused an offer from the Singapore Civil Defence Force...

Monitor lizard eats python whole in Ulu Pandan canal, throws up and burps

Singapore – A monitor lizard was spotted eating a large python in Ulu Pandan canal. Passers-by watched, snapped pictures and pressed the video button, but guess who threw up his lunch? The lizard. The python proved too much to swallow. "Python hunted...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent