howing why it’s always important to be polite when asking for directions in an unfamiliar place, a Singaporean guy has described why he decided to send one Chinese visitor off in the wrong direction.
In a Twitter post, Timothy Bon says that he was approached by a Chinese woman at the train station asking directions to 海湾舫. Unfamiliar with the Chinese names of Singapore’s MRT stations, Timothy asked the woman to clarify.
To this, the woman snapped back: “You are Chinese but you can’t speak Chinese, aren’t you embarrassed?”
In response, Timothy pointed the way towards Tuak Link, a station located on the opposite end of Singapore.
pls understand my C6 in Chinese ass was genuinely trying to help and she got mad because I took too long. GURL BYE.
— timothy bon (@Timothy_Bon) March 12, 2019
On Twitter, Timothy’s post has received thousands of likes and retweets with many fellow Singaporeans applauding him, saying that he did the right thing.
hopefully she went across the highway to Malaysia
— leia de hun (@travelwithliya) March 12, 2019
If possible should have sent her to Tuas via bus. MRTs have toilets. Go via bus to Tuas no female toilet.
— スヌスヌ@猫神さま待機中 (@ShinJiwon) March 13, 2019
Way to go. I faced this so many times when I was working in Orchard Road where we don’t even know the so-called Chinese names of buildings there!
— Island Diva (@syzzlyn) March 13, 2019
You’re god sent pic.twitter.com/QEQVQKBOMP
— JESSICΛ. (@ridenteen) March 13, 2019
However, the attention that the tweet has generated has obviously caught Timothy a bit off guard. A few days later, he tweeted out a clarification that he wasn’t against Chinese tourists, just rude people.
ok before this turns into a bigger mess, i’d like to clarify
1) this isn’t an attack on China tourists or wtv. the bitch was rude and got what she deserved. had a local auntie done the same thing, i would’ve sent her ass to tuas link
2) I was just rANTING ABOUT COMMUTING ™️ OMG
— timothy bon (@Timothy_Bon) March 14, 2019