S'porean man, 20, to be charged for visiting female friend's SHN hotel room for 1 hour

He will be charged in court today (Jun. 18).

Jane Zhang | June 18, 2021, 11:36 AM

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On Nov. 28, 2020, a Singaporean man visited his friend, who was serving her Stay-Home Notice (SHN) in a hotel, and spent around one hour in her room.

Took service lift to friend's SHN room

According to a Jun. 18 news release by the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA), the incident happened around 3pm on Nov. 28, 2020.

20-year-old Kaiser Sow allegedly took a lift to enter the hotel's restricted area. From there, he allegedly took a service lift to where his friend was serving her SHN.

Sow was then spotted by the hotel's security guard, but left the premises before he could be apprehended.

To be charged in court on Jun. 18

Sow will be charged in court today (Jun. 18) for abetting the breach of SHN requirements by a person on SHN at a SHN-dedicated facility, as well as trespassing into the premises of an SHN dedicated facility.

The penalty for failing to comply with SHN requirements is a fine of up to S$10,000 and/ or imprisonment of up to six months.

Those found guilty for the offence of criminal trespass face a prison term of up to three months, a fine of up to S$1,500, or both.

Members of the public can report information about anyone who fails to comply with SHN requirements to ICA online or by calling 6812 5555.

More information about the prevailing SHN and swab requirements for travellers can be found on the SafeTravel website.

Top photo by Matthias Ang.