Confessions of a beach patrol officer: It's babe and Baywatch

Confessions of a beach patrol officer: It's babe and Baywatch

Maintaining a buff bod is also part of the deal. After all, keeping fit is key to getting to a drowning person on time to save him, he says.

He has to be on the alert, not only for swimmers in trouble but also for sunbathers headed for trouble by going topless.

Confessions of a beach patrol officer

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    Maintaining a buff bod is also part of the deal. After all, keeping fit is key to getting to a drowning person on time to save him, he sas. He has to be on the alert, not only for swimmers in trouble but also for sunbathers headed for trouble by going topless.

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    Mr Muhammad Yamin Yusof’s duty as one of Sentosa’s beach patrol officers is to tell the women to cover up. It is usually an awkward exchange, but he tries to be 'professional', says the 24-year-old with a laugh.

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    He has also had to step in when couples get hot and heavy at the beach. These awkward moments don’t get under his skin much. Indeed, he breaks out into a cheeky grin when this reporter remarks how it cannot possibly be hard looking out for 'troublesome' sunbathing women all day.

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    The job, which he took up about two years ago, entails braving Singapore’s sweltering heat from 8.30am to 7pm five days a week. For his efforts, he makes about $1,700 a month.

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    Maintaining an awesome physique has other advantages: Sometimes he gets asked by women for his phone number.

Mr Muhammad Yamin Yusof's duty as one of Sentosa's beach patrol officers is to tell the women to cover up.

It is usually an awkward exchange, but he tries to be "professional", says the 24-year-old with a laugh.

"I just approach them, say 'hi, excuse me, in Singapore... It's not a nude beach here. You cannot... If you don't mind, can cover up?," he says, demonstrating his standard script to this reporter.

He gets a mix of reactions from the women, he confesses.

"Some of them spot us approaching from a distance and start covering up, while others simply flip over after we tell them it's not allowed," he says.

He has also had to step in when couples get hot and heavy at the beach.

"There was a pair on a grass patch really getting into things, and I had to go over and tell them to stop what they were doing, because it's a public place," he says with a chuckle.

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