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Operation Snip Snip

A man having his hair cut at a barber stall near the immigration checkpoint in Woodlands on Jan 9, 1972. More than 500 people with long hair were said to have been told to get a haircut before entering Singapore since "Operation Snip Snip" started.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 06, 2019, with the headline 'Operation Snip Snip'. Print Edition | Subscribe