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    The One and Only MinMin's Avatar
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    Jan 2008

    (News) SingPost apologises

    SingPost apologises
    Spray-painted post boxes part of marketing campaign by local events agency it hired

    Controversy arose over a publicity campaign based on the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) theme, Express Yourself, which saw six post boxes scattered around the island sprayed with 'graffiti'. SingPost is a YOG sponsor. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

    IT SEEMED like a good idea at the time, but Singapore Post yesterday apologised for a recent publicity stunt that backfired.

    Responding to questions about 'acts of vandalism' carried out on mailboxes recently, SingPost chief executive Wilson Tan said yesterday: 'I would like to again apologise for any inconvenience caused to all parties.'

    Speaking at a media event held at the Killiney Road Post Office to introduce SingPost as a sponsor for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), he said of the clamour that arose after the antics made the news: 'Certainly, that was not the desire and aim.'

    The stunt involved six post boxes being spray-painted by a shadowy masked figure dubbed the Inkman, who also made an appearance and posed for photographs at the event yesterday.

    SingPost said yesterday that it had engaged local events agency A Group Of People to carry out the viral marketing campaign centred on the YOG theme, Express Yourself.

    The agency approached the police late last month to ask if a licence was required for the 'out-of-the-box' street art stunt, said SingPost.

    SingPost apologises

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    Aperture Science lennardseah's Avatar
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    Aug 2002
    like that also need license zzz they own the mailboxes

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    Newbie of Now and Forever wwenze's Avatar
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    Welcome to Singapore

    But Inkman? That's... seriously lame.

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    right in front of people right behind me
    An apology? Whatever for?

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    boat people metaknecht's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Over there loh...

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    West Area midniteguy's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    the one outside bukit batok MRT also kena
    dunno is by singpost or not.
    kena sprayed WE ARE THE WORLD
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