S’porean Guy Allegedly Got Scolded By Chinese Tourist For Having Poor Mandarin When Trying To Help

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As a child, I grew up learning that should I ever need help, I should always be polite and courteous about it.

“That’s how you get their help, son,” my mum used to preach. “Or else they will just send your bitch ass towards Tuas Link. And trust me…

You don’t want that to happen.”

But that’s exactly what happened

Though not to me…

But this particular Chinese tourist over here.

Having asked a Singaporean for directions, she ended up criticising his command of language when he took a wee bit too long. 

Which was hardly the smartest move to take considering how she got her ass handed to her.

Or to be more specific, she got Tuas Link handed to her.

Image: Land Transport Guru

What happened?

On 12 March 2019, Twitter user Timothy Bon chronicled a rather interesting story on the social platform.

In his tweet, Timothy spoke of how a China lady had approached him at the train station, requesting for directions to “海湾舫” (which translates to Bayfront in English – bet you didn’t know as well, eh?).

Image: Land Transport Guru

Timothy, however, wasn’t sure whether it was Bayfront, as it could mean Harbourfront or Admiralty as well. Confused, he tried to clarify the matter with her, which evidently touched a nerve.

Trouble Brews

“华人不会讲话语,你好意思吗?” she asked. In England terms, the sentence rough translates to: “Chinese but don’t know how to speak Mandarin, aren’t you ashamed of yourself?” Well, this evidently touched another nerve, though this time it’s that of Timothy’s. Infuriated that his help was met with such needless criticism, he chose to do what anyone else (save for my friend Davis Sim, who possesses the patience of a God) would’ve probably done:

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