Refrain from activities like 'The Purge' prank: Singapore police

Nurul Azliah Aripin
Nurul Azliah Aripin
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[UPDATE Tuesday 28 October 2014, 3:45pm: Added police advisory on "The Purge" prank in Singapore]

The Singapore police advises the public to avoid engaging in pranks similar to the ones conducted by a video crew called MerlionTV.

The police posted an advisory on their Facebook page after receiving several reports lodged about a video produced by the prankster crew.

"We have since advised the producer on the possible consequences of staging such pranks, which may generate unnecessary alarm, fear and panic in the community," they said.

The video, which was posted on their YouTube channel on 20 October, is a compilation of pranks inspired by the movie thriller "The Purge".

The prank was pulled on several people in Singapore - at void decks and construction sites - by terrifying them with a huge parang.

If you're not familiar with the movie, The Purge is a thriller that depicts a country's effort to cleanse the population’s lower class by letting its own people kill each other.

The government officiates an annual event called ‘The Purge’ where crimes, including murder are legal for 12 hours Among the many criminals participating in The Purge are a group of masked men who terrorise the city by searching for victims to kill.

The team from MerlionTV, which appears to be a newly formed video crew, decided to bring The Purge to Singapore’s streets, with actors donning similar masks as the ones worn in the movie while looking for ‘victims’.

The two-minute video has garnered over 150,000 views as of Tuesday.

They definitely terrified them all right.

Watch the funny fright video to see for yourself.