Singaporeans love traveling, but they try to squeeze everything into a short period of time.... hence the title:
The Singapore Refugee runs from attraction to attraction, spending less than 10 mins at the Eiffel Tower, another 10 mins at the Berlin Wall, and he is off again!
Stopping longer at the toilet breaks than in the valley within Yosemite, all he wants is to take that standard obligatory shot in the right spot, where countless other tourist await their turn.
Taking the same pose at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then spending the rest of the time inside the souvenir shop, or mouthing down burgers at Macs, instead of trying local food. Worse yet, the Singapore Refugee looks for rice in the middle of Europe, and brings a whole stash of Maggi Noodles, so that he can avoid trying local food.
The same refugee prides himself on stashing away half the buns from breakfast, so he can save on lunch, or swipes the entire collection of toiletries, even the sanitary pads, which HE will never use in his entire life and since He has no girlfriend will be quite unlikely to have a female to share them with either....
Waiting in line for the half price buns at closing time, instead of enjoying the sunset, rushing in at closing time at museums when it is free, instead of wandering in and busking in the history for the whole day, every penny he spend is compare to local prices, and he winces, baulks and whines about everything under the sun whilst on holiday.
Since time is a premium, he only goes to the designated touristy sites, never sitting down to listen to the cacophony of the city around him, absorbing the noises, smells, and even stopping to chat with the locals. There is little interaction with the people, the surroundings and stepping off the well trod path is just a wild dream...
Are you the Singapore Refugee?