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Old 07-10-2015, 03:48 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Man stands up for another who was being abused in MRT train | The Online Citizen

Hmm wonder what do you guys have to say about this incident.

 
Old 07-10-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Man stands up for another who was being abused in MRT train | The Online Citizen

Hmm wonder what do you guys have to say about this incident.
What did the t-shirt say?

just curious, is that a British accent on the old man? I cant tell the difference very well between British and Aussie.

Its weird to watch though, as I was just reading stuff on Washington DC trains where a man stabbed another man to death 30 times as he was high on drugs and wanted the guy's cellphone. Weird stuff like that is status-quo in the u.s., and an old person on any american train would avoid any even making eye contact let alone starting something.

A british/Aussie guy in singapore, apparently they feel quite comfortable that no one would f with them, even when they are being aggro-uppity.

This post is a bit weird though. Feels xenophobic, if an old uppity british man offended by a t-shirt rallies singaporean nationalism.

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Moderator cut: rude Must have had a few at the bars down on Boat Quay and couldn't keep his mouth shut. It's never a good idea to be rude when you're a guest in another country.

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:56 AM
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Typical drunken Aussie. Must have had a few at the bars down on Boat Quay and couldn't keep his mouth shut. It's never a good idea to be rude when you're a guest in another country.
That's what I was thinking. What an ignoramus.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Typical drunken Aussie. Must have had a few at the bars down on Boat Quay and couldn't keep his mouth shut. It's never a good idea to be rude when you're a guest in another country.
With that business type shirt, he could be living/working there...not to excuse the behavior, but not all white people in Asia are tourists/guests.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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What did the t-shirt say?
According to the article, the t-shirt said "I'm F--king Special". And the bully wanted to pick a fight because he didn't like the wording of a t-shirt? He must have had a few brews earlier.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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If this was in Thailand the Aussie would be in the hospital by now... if he's lucky.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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He would have been beaten if he did that in Beijing.
Chinese people are usually indifferent in public, but when a foreigner is involved they can be very aggressive.
 
Old 07-10-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: singapore
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The response from you guys on this forum board is a little different from what my fellow countrymen comment on social media.

Rather than focusing on the white man bad behavior, most Singaporeans comments on Facebook were rather praises abt the guy who stood up and confronted the bully .. Hailing him sort of a hero.

He is remarkable I must admit .. His guts to stand up when he sees something not right is jiang
 
Old 07-10-2015, 09:32 PM
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The response from you guys on this forum board is a little different from what my fellow countrymen comment on social media.

Rather than focusing on the white man bad behavior, most Singaporeans comments on Facebook were rather praises abt the guy who stood up and confronted the bully .. Hailing him sort of a hero.

He is remarkable I must admit .. His guts to stand up when he sees something not right is jiang
I view it as normal and desirable behavior to help the weaker person from being bullied. I know plenty of people that have done that including myself. I don't see his deed as being anything special, if no-one had stepped in I would have though what is wrong with those people.
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