• Short Summary

    The Singapore Government is rigidly enforcing its decision to ban long hair.

    The decision is part?

  • Description

    The Singapore Government is rigidly enforcing its decision to ban long hair.

    The decision is part of a national effort to stamp out drug-taking and hippie-type culture.

    Visitors arriving in Singapore, and Singaporeans returning from foreign countries, are subject to an immigration inspection -- and many are being ordered to have their hair cut before being allowed to enter Singapore.

    The rule is that all hair which falls below the collar -- or covers the eyes and ears -- must come off.

    SYNOPSIS: The streets of Singapore -- where the sight of a youth with long flowing hair is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. In recent weeks the government has rigidly enforced its decision to ban long-hair altogether. It's all part of an effort to stamp out drug taking, and hippie-type culture in Singapore. The rule is that all hair which falls below the collar -- or covers the eyes and ears -- must come off.

    The immigration point on the causeway linking Malaysia and Singapore is one of the places where the government ruling has led to angry scenes. Visitors arriving, and Singaporeans returning from overseas, are subject to an immigration inspection. And if the hair is too long -- it comes off. Otherwise the wearer is declined admission to Singapore.

    The Singapore government says it is not opposed to long hair as such. But it says it is symptomatic of drug-taking and hippyism.

    Near the immigration checkpoint is a conveniently placed barber's shop. There, the visitor who doesn't meet the regulations can get a quick hair-cut: and permission to enter Singapore.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GI5RXSOXJCTU7SA7R7VS1L2E
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GI5RXSOXJCTU7SA7R7VS1L2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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