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.
On 12 March 2019, Twitter user Timothy Bon chronicled a rather interesting story on the social platform.
y’all so this china lady at the train station asked me for directions to “海湾舫” & i didn’t know if she meant bayfront, harbourfront or admiralty.
so while trying to clarify it w her, she snapped at me and said “华人不会讲话语，你好意思吗?”
i sent her bitchass towards tuas link
— timothy bon (@Timothy_Bon) March 12, 2019
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?).
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.