People Are Queuing Up and Squeezing to Smoke in an Orchard Road Yellow Box


If you were to go Orchard Road today, you’ll be thinking: OMG, why the air smell so fresh here?

Until you get close to a place that looks like this…

Image: Adam Atelophobia Facebook Page

Wah, even smoking also must queue up ah?

And to make it even more tragic, it seems to be drizzling at this time.

Image Goes Viral

As of the time of writing, this particular image has garnered over 1,200 shares and 214 emoticons.

Most of the comments ranged from calling them the smoking platoon (you’d understand if you’ve been through NS)



To asking smokers to go and die.

Needless to say, there isn’t much support for smokers.


Except for one of them, that is.

You can see the full post below:

What Happened

In case you’re unaware, the Orchard Road smoking ban has been in place for almost four months now.

And NEA has been enforcing the rule religiously.

So much so that a man who claims to have smoked with one foot out of the yellow box was fined.

It was revealed that he lied in the end.


54 Designated Smoking Areas

In case you’re a blur cock like my fat boss, here’s a map to help you stay within the boundary of the law (pun unintended; seriously!):


You’ll realize that it’s not just along Orchard Road, but the minor roads that connect to Orchard Road as well.

And here’s where you can smoke within Orchard Road:

Credits: NEA
  • Behind Somerset MRT Station
  • Cathay Cineleisure Orchard (2)
  • Concorde Hotel and Shopping Mall (2)
  • Cuppage Terrace
  • DFS Galleria
  • Far East Plaza
  • Far East Shopping Centre
  • Forum The Shopping Mall
  • Four Seasons Hotel (2)
  • Goodwood Park Hotel (3)
  • Grand Hyatt Singapore
  • Hilton Singapore
  • Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road (2)
  • Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre (2)
  • Ming Arcade
  • Ngee Ann City(2)
  • Orchard Rendezvous Hotel (2)
  • Orchard Towers (2)
  • Plaza Singapura
  • Shaw House
  • Tanglin Place
  • Tang Plaza
  • Tanglin Mall
  • Tanglin Shopping Centre
  • The Centrepoint
  • The Heeren
  • The Paragon
  • The Quincy Hotel
  • The Regent Singapore (2)
  • Wheelock Place
  • York Hotel (2)

The brackets indicate that there are two or three smoking points in that area.

And make sure you light up only when you are completely within the boxes for God’s sake, don’t be lazy or impatient, or you’ll go home with your wallet considerably lighter.

Fresher Air in Orchard?

So now, you walk down Orchard Road and you’re sniffing the air, feeling like Snow White walking along with your harem of dwarves.


Ahhh, fresh air.

Until you realised, the car’s exhaust fumes fill the air instead.

Source: Tenor

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