S'pore Police issues safety advisory on Pokémon Go game

For people who are going to be too engrossed with the game.

Belmont Lay | August 06, 2016, 01:14 PM

Pokémon Go is officially available for download in Singapore on Aug. 6, 2016.

In response to the foreseeable deaths/ injuries/ crimes/ sheer ineptitude on the part of the public as a result of being too engrossed in the game, for example, being tempted to rush onto the road to catch Pikachu, the Singapore Police has issued a formal safety advisory:

In light of the launch of Pokémon GO game in Singapore today, the Police urge members of the public to always place their personal safety above "catch 'em all".

2 The Pokémon GO craze has seen reports of accidents, injuries and even crimes in countries where it has already been launched. The Police would like to advise Pokémon GO players to enjoy the game safely and urge them to:

· Be aware of your personal safety when out looking for Pokémon. You should play in pairs or as a group to ensure your personal safety.

· Watch where you are walking, be aware of your surroundings and do not walk out into roads without looking.

· Do not play the game and drive any vehicle or ride any personal mobility device at the same time. You cannot do both safely.

· Do not trespass onto restricted areas and private properties. Do not take pictures of restricted areas.

· Be aware that you are potentially sharing data with others; there could be potential criminals who may seek the opportunity to lure victims to their fake “Pokéstops”.

· Educate your children to stranger-danger at “Pokéstops”.

· Never reveal your personal information and watch out for fake apps or cheat tools. Cyber criminals can access your personal data to commit fraud or hack into your phone with viruses and malware.

3 The Police urge all players to stay safe at all times in your search to "catch 'em all". Please do not endanger your life or personal safety.

Full post here.

Here are some preludes to swift death and/ or injury:





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