When we walked into Tampines 1 earlier this evening, there was a large crowd gathered around the opening on the first level, looking across to the other side. We were curious to see what was going on, so my wife and I quickly joined the crowd.
On the other side of the opening there was a crime scene, cordoned off with yellow tape. Three bodies were on the floor, surrounded by tape to mark their positions on the floor while a photographer was taking pictures and people in Crime Scene Investigation vests were examining the area.
It only took a few moments to realize the whole thing was staged. The large speaker playing club music to draw attention was, of course, the main giveaway, but there was no blood or signs of trauma on the bodies. Plus, they were uncovered.
Later, while walking through the other end of the mall we saw that there was a similar scene being set up with a different group of people, one of which was a fairly attractive woman who had her legs cocked open, offering a scandalous view up her skirt.
What I’d like to know is what the point of the whole thing was. Unless I was really being unobservant, I couldn’t see any signs for obvious branding, other than the Crime Scene Investigation vests. I suppose it’s possible that it was a hip new recruiting technique spearheaded by Singapore’s police force, but I didn’t see anyone handing out flyers either. My wife suggested that it might be for a fashion magazine, which makes a lot of sense.
I took a few photos of the first ‘scene’. Sorry, no upskirt porn!
Does anyone know what was really going on here? And how much does a person get paid to take naps on the floor all day?
On another note, the center area in the bottom floor by cold storage is completely closed off. You can see the green barrier in some of these photos that’s hiding it from viewing from above. I’m curious to know what they’re going to open there, and whether or not it’ll be done before I bid Singapore adieu. The area was previously used for seating and also held an upside-down Christmas tree over the holiday season.
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Thanks for the feedback. I didn't even think to check their blog. I'd forgotten they even had one.
Highly doubt it really is the Singapore Police Force and turns out it was the mall management. (http://tampines1.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/crime-scene-investigations-at-tampines-1/) But it's a pretty interesting publicity stunt.