Updated: 05/09/2013 03:07

'Sticker lady' Samantha Lo ordered to perform community service

Samantha Lo (© L)

Samantha Lo (L) with Anthony Chong (R) make their way to the Singapore Subordinate Courts. (photo: F

Samantha Lo, dubbed "sticker lady" for spray-painting Singlish phrases on several roads and affixing stickers on various public properties, has been ordered to perform 240 hours of community service which is the maximum number of hours which can be imposed within a year.

District Judge Christopher Goh issued 26-year-old Lo a Day Reporting Order for three months, where she has to report to a reporting centre for supervision and counselling.

Her accomplice, 30-year-old Anthony Chong, also has to serve 160 hours of community service within a year. 

He was also issued a Day Reporting Order for three months - where he has to report to a reporting centre for supervision and counselling. 

Lo, an online arts magazine founder, pleaded guilty last month to seven counts of mischief. 

The remaining eight charges were stood down. 

Lo spray-painted the words "MY GRANDFATHER ROAD" on several roads between March and May 2012 using a can of white spray-paint and a metal stencil. 

These roads included Old Tampines Road, Maxwell Road and Robinson Road. 

She also pasted a sticker with the words "SO KANCHEONG FOR WHAT" on a pedestrian sign along Robinson Road in the early hours of 17 May last year.

"Kancheong" is a Cantonese term for being anxious. 

Chong, who pleaded guilty to three counts of offences last month, acted as Lo's lookout while she spray-painted the roads on 17 May 2012. 

During mitigation, Chong's lawyer Kenneth Pereira described Chong as a talented artist who had made positive contributions to society, citing his art workshops at the Singapore Boys' Hostel as well as the training he provided to his juniors at the Nanyang Polytechnic. 

Both Lo and Chong are first-time offenders. 

They could have each been jailed for up to one year and fined. 

And if the loss or damage caused had exceeded S$500, they could be jailed for up to two years and fined.

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