Naked and unafraid: The Singaporeans defying the law to let it all hang out

A woman waits at a traffic light in Bedok, at left. A man rides a motorcycle in Jalan Eunos, at right. Photos of unknown provenance.
A woman waits at a traffic light in Bedok, at left. A man rides a motorcycle in Jalan Eunos, at right. Photos of unknown provenance.

What’s up, Singapore? All the lockdown squeeze making your weird come out to answer the call of the wild? 

Random acts of nudity have been on the rise lately, according to several sightings in recent years, despite nudity being severely frowned upon – and illegal.

The rigid penal code criminalizes going out in one’s birthday suit in public or private – even at home. Offenders face a fine up to S$2,000 and three months in jail.

That naked truth hasn’t deterred some daring souls from flouting the rules to flaunt it all.

Naked rebels have been out and about crossing streets, hopping onto vehicles and strutting about venues since the pandemic began. Here is a salute to those unafraid to be butt naked in public, plus some other worthy mentions in recent times.

Free rider

Our first naturist was a 24-year-old motorcyclist last month who rode into viral fame by jumping atop a random car, naked all the while. The man was seen cruising down the expressway without a helmet and climbing onto the hood of a white car before jumping off and strutting away as if that was a totally normal thing.

He pushed his luck however with another unclothed outing days later at Block 212 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh. Police found him and charged him with being naked.

Right up naked alley in Bedok

Going somewhere? Certainly this woman turned heads with her vibrant clutch in Kaki Bukit Green. Photo: Whatsapp
Going somewhere? Certainly this woman turned heads with her vibrant clutch in Kaki Bukit Green. Photo: Whatsapp

Our next public exhibitionist was a 42-year-old woman happy to bare it all – but not about to cross on a red light. Or maybe she thought people would be too distracted by the stunning orange bag she carried to notice everything else on display? 

The woman last seen in photos circulating last month waiting at a traffic light in Kaki Bukit Green – it’s unclear when they were taken – was arrested back in December after appearing with the same bag in Bedok. She was arrested on Dec. 29 and taken for psychological treatment.

Naked and baked 

Screengrab of the video of a naked man lying on the road yesterday. Photo: ROADS.sg/Facebook
Screengrab of the video of a naked man lying on the road yesterday. Photo: ROADS.sg/Facebook

A 51-year-old man was captured on video on a sunny March day sprawled out and disrupting traffic in Zion Road. Worried onlookers slowed down and one even helped divert traffic so he wouldn’t be run over.

The man was later arrested and charged with appearing nude in a public place and drug-related offenses.

Backpedaling in Bedok North

What could have been a Tenet fan attempting a naked temporal pincer move wowed Bedok North in December. 

The 57-year-old man was seen walking backward from a traffic junction to the front of public housing blocks for no discernible reason. He was later arrested for the crime of being nude.

Maybe he was just going back for his forgotten clothes?

Stripped of religious rights

Djamaludin Supadi, 53, served six months in jail after for repeatedly stripping in a mosque in March 2020.

According to court documents, he entered the Masjid Darul Aman mosque in Jalan Eunos in March 2020, claiming that he had taken “power” pills that “gave him extra energy.” Our Pac-Man then destroyed a ceremonial drum before rolling around and stripping. 

More great moments in public nudity:

Man inadvertently snaps and uploads a naked reflection of himself for a flat listing

Photos: Angmoh man jumps butt naked into MBS fountain to celebrate new year

Video: Naked man jumps on motorcyclist, gets horribly rejected

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