trishaw ah pek bullied - now on UK's Daily Mail!


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garou12

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And a local tabloid The New Paper splashed the story on the front page with two pages inside, showing the laughing faces of the mocking Brits goading the rickshaw rider.

least they got their facts straight :bsmilie:
 

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craps. i've been reading tabloid everyday. :bsmile:
 

garou12

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craps. i've been reading tabloid everyday. :bsmile:
what to do. They claim that they're a legitimate paper but all they are is a rag. False advertising in my book :bsmilie:
 

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the uncle very forgiving.

“I'm not going to worry about them any more,” he said. “I am sure they are now sorry they did this to me.”

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the uncle very forgiving.

“I'm not going to worry about them any more,” he said. “I am sure they are now sorry they did this to me.”

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karma dude. karma. Its very refreshing to see someone with that kind of attitude.
 

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Sad to see the uncle when I saw the youtube. I always saw this uncle along Central fixing his trishaw. He does look so "Ci Xiang" whenever I walked past him. To think, the 3 'nice' guys insulted over the youtube. Foreign talent huh.
 

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that's the thing...are they foreign talent working here or just tourists?
 

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Well, it goes to show that there is retribution. Whatever goes around, comes around.

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quote from UK Daily Mail...

The trio also ran off without paying the £5 fare he requested and escaped in a taxi yelling expletives which were heard on YouTube as they filmed themselves leaving the scene at Clarke Quay, popular nightspot.
it should print SGD5 instead of £5. if there are dumbasses in the world reading this, they may think the victim is charging a ridiculously high fare for a 10-min ride.

man... the Daily Mail should be more carefull in this.
 

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quote from UK Daily Mail...



it should print SGD5 instead of £5. if there are dumbasses in the world reading this, they may think the victim is charging a ridiculously high fare for a 10-min ride.

man... the Daily Mail should be more carefull in this.
send them the info lor.
 

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Uh of course TNP is a tabloid. Piece of trash reporting. ST is also 3/4 that way too.
 

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S'pore Netizen fury over YouTube video

It all started with a British tourist posting online a video he took while on holiday in Singapore about three months ago.

What the Englishman and two of his fellow tourists thought would make a funny video now have them labelled as bullies.

The original video posted up by tourist Mr Bo Davis, 26, was titled "The Slowest Taxi in Southeast Asia" has provoked fiery responses from Netizens.

In the 3 minutes 51 seconds video, the three medium-built guys are seen squeezing onto a trishaw ridden by an elderly man.

Clearly struggling under their weight, the trishaw uncle pedals at a snail's pace, while his passengers taunt him for going so slowly.

According to The New Paper, the trishaw uncle is 67-year-old, Mr Lee Shee Lam, who has been riding for 15 years now.

Mr Lee told The New Paper that the three tourists had originally agreed to pay him $15 for the ride, but after the ride they got off and left in a taxi.

Leaving Mr Lee without paying a single cent.

The original video has been removed by Mr Bo, but someone else has since re-posted it on YouTube and retitled it: "B*****ds bullying Singapore senior citizen…"

At last check, the video has been viewed over 31,000 times and commented on over one thousand times.

Mr Lee, who does not understand English, says that he was not aware that the three Englishmen were making fun of him or that they were filming the trip.

He has since brushed the incident off as bad luck, saying this was the first time his passengers refused to pay, and that there was nothing he could have done about it.

The New Paper also managed to contact Mr Bo Davis, who said he did not feel they were being bullies at all.

On comments that the three of them had bullied Mr Lee, he said: "Looking back, I think we were insensitive. But bullies, no."

Mr Bo Davis also believes that the incident's magnitude has to do with nationality.

He said: "If it were three Asian guys and not three white guys. Would it have got the same reaction?'
 

xtemujin

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It was total S$15 for three persons therefore it is £5.

quote from UK Daily Mail...

it should print SGD5 instead of £5. if there are dumbasses in the world reading this, they may think the victim is charging a ridiculously high fare for a 10-min ride.

man... the Daily Mail should be more carefull in this.
 

xtemujin

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We Singaporeans have been accused here of only being able to complain to the authorities and do nothing after that.

This incident shows that Singaporeans do not just complain but also takes action.:thumbsup:
 

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wahhh see already angryyy man... but welll, we shld not make it a stereotype of Brits, there are the good and the bad ones ard :)

hmm they nv pay for the ride and run off cannot be prosecuted?
 

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