Re: Singapore or Thailand?
When we crossed the border in 1962 (just after the Emergency had ended), we had to spend several hours waiting for the convoy to assemble, then we were escorted across by heavily armed troops and police. The Royal Malay Police used to get around in black Bedford trucks with Bren guns fore and aft. There was a sort of no-man's-land between leaving Malaya and entering Thailand and even when troops and police crossed the border they did so en masse and gunned up.
The Straits Times used to come out 3 times a week and it was a rare edition that didn't contain accounts of arrests and weapons seizures of the terrs.
The more things change, the more they remain the same on the border it seems.
"I'm not gonna spend any time looking up stuff."
"If you want specifics you'll have to look them up."
"To answer your particular question would require much more time than I am willing to commit at the moment..."
I refer you to the reply given in the matter of Arkell v. Pressdram.