—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“destitute person” means —
any person found begging in a public place in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause annoyance to persons frequenting the place or otherwise to create a nuisance; or
any idle person found in a public place, whether or not he is begging, who has no visible means of subsistence or place of residence or is unable to give a satisfactory account of himself;
“Director” means the Director of Social Welfare appointed under section 2A(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act (Cap. 38) and includes any person who is authorised by him to perform any of the duties or exercise any of the powers of the Director under this Act or any rules made thereunder;
“public place” includes any place to which the public is admitted without payment or on payment;
“superintendent” means a person having the management or control of any welfare home established under the provisions of, and for the purposes of, this Act;
“welfare home” means any institution or part thereof for the reception, care and rehabilitation of destitute persons established under the provisions of, and for the purposes of, this Act.
(2) For the purposes of this Act, a person shall be deemed to be begging if his conduct is calculated to induce the giving of alms, whether or not there is any pretence of singing, playing, performing, offering anything for sale or otherwise.