Time to step up hotel security

After gunmen attacked a tourist town in Tunisia, isn't it time for our top hotels to beef up their security ("Deadly attacks across 3 continents"; last Saturday)?

At hotels in places such as Indonesia and India, the undercarriages of vehicles are checked upon entry.

Bags are also checked, and visitors entering the hotel lobby have to walk through X-ray scanners.

We need to step up security in Singapore, given the increasing insecurity around the world.

Ong Tiong Meng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2015, with the headline 'Time to step up hotel security'. Print Edition | Subscribe