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May 27, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
SINGAPORE: During the "Circuit breaker" period, when all were urged to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, three men allegedly kayaked from Pasir Ris Park to Pulau Ubin where they hung up hammocks, fished and camped.

The three men were charged with multiple offences on Monday and intend to plead guilty next month.

According to charge sheets, the three men left their respective homes in Buangkok and Tampines on the evening of Apr 13 to go kayaking, fishing and camping.

Between 7pm on Apr 13 and 10am on Apr 14, the three men camped in the Chek Jawa Wetlands Park without permits in areas not designated for camping, court documents said.

Rizani spoke on behalf of the three men and told the court that they intend to plead guilty to all the charges and asked for leniency.