A video emerged online showing a huge crowd of people gathering and clustering under a tree to watch birds inside a tree.
The group of people were seen with their cameras on tripods facing the tree, trying to photograph the birds.
Lack of social distancing
Multiple groups of more than 2 people were seen clustering under the tree, with little to no evidence of social distancing.
Curious onlookers who were walking past could be seen watching the people who were watching the birds, much as we are watching them in the video watching the people who were watching the birds.
And if you are watching this video with someone beside you, they could be watching you watching this video watching the passers-by watching the people watching the birds.
It is unclear where the incident happened or what make the birds so special that so many people felt compelled to whip out their cameras to capture the birds.
First-time offenders who breach safe distancing measures are fined $300.
For non-compliance with safe management measures under the COVID-19 offenders may be jailed for up to six months, fined up to S$10,000, or both.
Bird-watching has been a recreational pastime that originated from the late 18th century and became increasingly prevalent in countries such as Britain during the Victorian Era.
It is essentially the observing of birds and listening to the sounds that they make for leisure.