Monday, May 10, 2010

Visitors' ICs should not be retained

Publised in Straits Times Forum, 10 May 2010
MANY building owners in Singapore require a visitor to exchange his identity card (IC) for a visitor's pass.
The intent is to ensure that he returns the pass. It also serves as a security measure.
However, there is a risk of loss or mis-use of the IC when it is retained in this manner.
As a visitor, I have to take care of many other matters relating to my visit. Standing in a long queue to get back my IC adds to the hassle.
I hope building owners respect the right of people to visit their premises to conduct business. They should not be allowed to retain a visitor's IC.
Tan Kin Lian


fattyboi said...

Hi Mr Tan,

Next time you may try to deposit your driving licence to the security counter, which are likely to be accepted as well.

Anonymous said...

It is not a question of depositing driving licence, the hassle is still there and furthermore not everyone has driving licence.

I say this practice should be stopped completely, they can just do a scan.

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