S’porean parkour youths in trouble with the law for doing sick stunts in Simei
Anything remotely dangerous is not allowed in Singapore, we are Asians, please.
A rather popular Singaporean youth parkour practitioner could be in trouble with the law.
This after he carried out some sick parkour moves in public and uploaded a video online, resulting in East Coast-Fengshan Town Council saying it will be making a police report.
Video of stunts in Simei
The youth, known as Denester, whose real name is Koh Chen Pin, appeared in a video, titled “Simei Training 4”, posted on Facebook and YouTube, with four others doing stunts in the estate at night.
One of them swung from bars to cross a two-storey-high shelter between two HDB blocks.
The group also scaled the glass dome roof of Eastpoint Mall in Simei and walked on top of railings on a Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) flyover.
The video has since been removed.
Against the law, apparently
People who like to tell other people how to live have commented that the group had committed multiple offences, including trespass.
A spokesman for the East Coast-Fengshan Town Council said it will be making a police report against the parkour group.
The mall is also investigating if the group had scaled the facade of the building to gain access to the roof.
A criminal lawyer said practising pakour in public may amount to disorderly behaviour if it disrupts public order and scaling the roof of a mall is wilful trespass.
Parkour practitioner is experienced daredevil
Some of these stunts are not new.
A picture of Koh, 24, standing on the glass dome roof on his Instagram page under the handle “deeenester” was posted on Feb. 22.
Koh told The New Paper he would not comment on this latest hoo-ha because he did not want to invite unnecessary police attention.
He also said the situation would be different without media attention, when asked why he had uploaded the video in the first place.
Anyone found to have disrupted public order can be jailed up to six months, fined up to S$2,000, or both. For wilful trespass, the fine is up to S$1,000.