Are Singaporeans the most ‘disgusting’ people?
Are Singaporeans the most "disgusting and "irritating" bunch of people around?
Well, users of one blog in Chinese seem to think so.
The blog 'Lion City Life', which is supposedly frequented by foreign nationals from China based in Singapore, had conducted a poll seeking feedback from respondents on the most "disgusting and "irritating" people.
Believed to be a poll starter, a person with the moniker of "sayangweiwei" had asked in Chinese, "Having been in Singapore, all must have met people from other countries. Which country's people are the most disgusting and irritating?"
Eight choices were provided, namely: Singaporean, Filipino, Malays, Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese (China), Korean and Indian.
According to socio-political website Temasek Review, the results as reflected on Thursday showed that Singaporeans were voted as the most "disgusting and irritating" people with 48.15 percent of the votes, followed by Filipinos and Malays who garnered 7.41 percent and 5.94 percent of the votes, respectively.
When Yahoo! Singapore tried to visit the site on Friday, the blog had been taken down.
This "poll" comes as a German TV variety show Galileo attracted attention here for tongue-in-cheek references to Singaporeans' way of life.
In an episode aired in early May this year, the show's host had said, "Singaporeans are not just crazy, they are tremendously crazy."