He is officially the only person in Singapore to have done a pull-up to save a life.
Singapore is set to rename Changi Airport as Subramanian Shanmuganathan Airport in honour of the heroic foreign worker who did a pull-up to save a toddler’s life.
The foreign worker was caught on camera effortlessly hauling himself up onto a second floor ledge to assist a small child who was dangling from a railing outside of the HDB flat in distress.
Singaporeans from all walks of life who have never realised the importance of pull-ups even though Singaporean men used to do it all the time as part of their annual IPPT tests, said having the airport named after Subramanian Shanmuganathan befits the man’s contribution to Singapore, which is unique and something even locals have not been able to do.
La Shan Qu, a Singaporean man, said: “Singapore has carefully considered all the different ways we can honour the foreign worker for his deed. And naming an airport after him is appropriate as he is not just anybody, but somebody who can do a pull-up to save a life.”
“Over the past few decades, we have seen countless NS men do pull-ups without much payoff, wondering when on earth will this physical fitness skill ever be put to good use, such as protecting the nation or rescuing someone.”
“And along came Subramanian Shanmuganathan, who basically did what all Singaporean men have failed to accomplish since Day One: Do a pull-up to save a life.”
“For this achievement, we should name more things after him, if possible.”
IPPT is important only if you put the skills to good use: