Footage of a group of men who claimed to be from the 108 Hai Lok San gang had resurfaced on Tiktok.
Arrived at a funeral wake to pay respects to the deceased
In the video, the men can be seen forming in line within their group to pay respects to the deceased.
A member of the gang who is most likely the headman of the group which came to pay their respects was seen holding joss sticks and offering prayers to the deceased, before he placed the joss sticks on the joss sticks holder.
The group then bowed to the deceased three times on command, before they walked off shouting their gang slogan ‘108! Hai Lok San!’.
Secret societies in Singapore
According to Wikipedia, most secret societies in Singapore had mostly been cleaned out but there are still certain groups around who try to copy the societies of the past.
Most members of such secret societies are usually people who are in their youths and growing up.
Laws regarding secret societies
Being a member of a secret society in Singapore is illegal and constitutes an offence.
Anyone who is a member of such a society, behaves as a member or participates in a meeting of an unlawful society would be guilty of an offence.
Upon conviction, the person can receive a fine of up to $5,000 and/or be given a jail term of up to three years.
Image and video source: Tiktok/@sgkakinang