Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: Funny map of Singapore and the world

  1. #1

    Default Funny map of Singapore and the world

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonanamary/231354631/

    The atlas map of the Tory (some political party in UK)/

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Its a very racist image imho...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Pablo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Blue/Green Planet
    Posts
    1,854

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    It never ceases to amaze me what some people find funny
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

  4. #4

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    This is low level but still funny !


    SG the size of Australia !
    Even if I do not agree with you, I will always fight for you to have your say.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    CCK
    Posts
    1,051

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    A bit of tongue in cheek and self deprecation also lah. It is funny when seen in that light.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Quote Originally Posted by dkw View Post
    A bit of tongue in cheek and self deprecation also lah. It is funny when seen in that light.
    you're right.. something we shd not take things so seriously...... kinda of like the feeling that singapore is really that big... hai but it will be fantasy...

  7. #7
    Senior Member Sion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    新天地
    Posts
    4,768

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupisk View Post
    SG the size of Australia !
    If Singapore keeps buying land in Australia. That will happen one day.

    It's a logical expansion as North and South are no go lands.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    KFC
    Posts
    1,776

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    If Singapore keeps buying land in Australia. That will happen one day.

    It's a logical expansion as North and South are no go lands.
    can explain more?? when & why did singapore buy a lot of land in australia?
    09 Oct 09 officially marks the date I become a canon convert.

  9. #9
    Senior Member glennyong's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,587

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    hmm... i think can form a story why singapore is there. no offence to all my aussie and nz friends !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    once upon a donkey time. Singapore garmen decided that we should have more land. and was thinking of buying a place where it would have alots and tons of place to expand since theres now lots and lots of foreigners coming to singapore.

    buy option malaysia: nice to have, cheaper water. but soon indonesia n the middle east and the russians will come help msia to make it more expensive.

    buy option Indonesia: best to have. comes with so many little islands free, and can develop into many small IRs.

    and later.... someone came in and say.... why not we invade Aus and push their citizens all to NZ ? Aus gt free koala bears, got sydney theatre, got desert got so many long beaches, nice weather etc etc...

    good idea.... so one day. singapore sold off this small island to msia for cash. and all migrated to aus !! and when we thought life would get better... things got worst and it didnt come with hdb housing, singapore zoo, and night safari, no bird park and no IR.

    and its a buying intend gone bad.... and now singapore have to restart all over again.

    morale: do not buy land without aasking your family members and friends.... OR never believe someone so easily..

  10. #10
    Senior Member glennyong's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,587

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    If Singapore keeps buying land in Australia. That will happen one day.

    It's a logical expansion as North and South are no go lands.
    Moon also.... singaporeans are buying Moon Land....

    soon we will have 40% of moon's land belong to singapore.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    This was published in the early 80s by Spitting Image, a political satire which used big foam puppets, was very popular. This was a long time before political correctness and there is no way that a map like that would ever be published by a tv programme now. The programme was quite daring in that it had puppets of all major political figures from UK and around the world (they loved to take the mickey out of Ronald Reagan in particular) and also the Royal Family.

    At the time, the Tory Party was in control of the country and the leader was Margaret Thatcher. They were seen as quite right-wing and hence the racist overtones in the map. Just look at the size of the Falkland Islands - gives a good indication that this was definitely early 80s.
    Last edited by eastwest; 24th June 2007 at 08:26 AM.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Take it easy guys.....i noticed that stereotyping jokes is usually seen in negative light in singapore, some (NOT ALL) western countries take the jokes lightly...so take it easy if they are making fun of other races just for friendly rapport jokes.



    http://youtube.com/watch?v=BhDUJVf6IcY
    this joke is in Canada...pacific mall is where chinese people hang out.
    Last edited by blowblue; 24th June 2007 at 03:04 PM. Reason: change youtube address

  13. #13

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Exactly!

    Quote Originally Posted by dkw View Post
    A bit of tongue in cheek and self deprecation also lah. It is funny when seen in that light.
    Even if I do not agree with you, I will always fight for you to have your say.

  14. #14

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    No wonder so many folks like to settle down in Australia -- they feel at home there!

  15. #15

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    how come singapore so large? nv knew singapore was well-known enough to be placed in a global joke.

  16. #16

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    thats very British humour for you! great work! And BTW Borat is a British thingy too ... :-)

    And that Singapore thingy: it is not that we are so big, but more a dig at the Aussies, that they are insignificant, like Singapore is ....

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Outside the Dry Box.
    Posts
    16,268

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    Quote Originally Posted by espion View Post
    thats very British humour for you! great work! And BTW Borat is a British thingy too ... :-)

    And that Singapore thingy: it is not that we are so big, but more a dig at the Aussies, that they are insignificant, like Singapore is ....
    well, another interpretation will be, Sg somehow owns quite a number of assets (considering some say the 'age' of this picture) of the Australia companies and properties... and well, if updated, maybe even the whole SEA included...
    Logging Off. "You have 2,631 messages stored, of a total 400 allowed." don't PM me.

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    end of there
    Posts
    230

    Default Re: Funny map of Singapore and the world

    I used to have a T-shirt labelled "Down-Under No Longer"..
    it shows the world map upside-down with Australia on top..
    Think my Aussie cousin got it for me yonks ago..

    Dun worry about the pommie comments, mates!
    Cheers!

  19. #19

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •