Said the STOMPer:
“The monk on the right is often seen at Clark Quay and Boat Quay approaching unsuspecting tourists seeking donations and selling their ‘religious’ stuff.
“I was quite stunned to see him again but in his civilian clothes (on the right).
“Lately, there is an increasing number of such ‘monks’ there.”
The STOMPer said the ‘monk’ he saw would approach tourists, and some of them had given him money.
The monk even approached the STOMPer once when he was photographing in the area, but when he realised that the STOMPer was not a tourist, but a Singaporean, he went away.
The STOMPer added:
“If they are indeed ‘fakes’, it is giving Singapore a bad impression for tourists.
“Hope tourists reading this will ignore them when approached and hope the relevant authorities will do something about it.”