Posted on 21 December 2016
They saw our interest in tanks lately and capitalised on it.
Singaporeans from all walks of life, who love to go shopping overseas, can look forward to a whole new shopping experience.
This after China opened a new departmental store, Tanks, to woo Singaporean shoppers.
One Chinese businessman, Tan Lui, said: “We heard Singaporeans like tanks a lot lately, so we decided to come up with a concept store called ‘Tanks’.”
“This is catered to our clientele from Singapore who love to buy and ship things from overseas to their own homes without hassle.”
Chinese businesses and courier services have promised to ship all purchased items to their desired destination overseas without delays or unnecessary holdups.
One Chinese local, Song Dong Xi, said: “Rest assured, we will fulfill all shipments on time.”
“There will be no seizures or checks done on purchases.”
“And if there are delays, rest assured, we will explain why.”
Posted on 20 December 2016
Three thoughts you must have had.
China has returned an underwater drone to the United States within a week it was taken from the South China Sea, after both countries engaged in friendly talks.
A Chinese naval ship took the drone that uses unclassified, commercially available technology to collect oceanographic data, on Thursday about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines.
By the following Tuesday, the drone was returned to its rightful owner.
China seized nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles from Singapore on Nov. 23, 2016, and has not returned them yet.
Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:
||“At least we got to say ‘the US kenna Terrexed’ for a few days. Also shiok.”
— Qiong Gong, 42-year-old teacher
||“Finally Singapore gets a taste of its own authoritarian medicine.”
— Jiak Yo, 66-year-old retired surgeon
||“China may take away our tanks, but they may never take away my Taobao items.”
— Mai Dong Xi, 17-year-old salesgirl
Posted on 11 December 2016
The military gives tanks this way.
Singaporeans from all walks of life, who can English, have learnt a new expression, “Tanks, but no tanks”.
This after China has been holding on to nine Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles since Nov. 23, without reason, rendering Singapore with tanks but no tanks.
One Singaporean, Jin Gao, said: “It is good we learn this big international relations terms, as it really helps us with our global politics lexicon.”
“Informing the world about this issue can be quite a tankless task, regardless.”
However, other locals said they do not understand at which point did Singapore tank in its relationship-building with China.
One local, An Zhua Kuan, said: “I think it is because Singapore always says she is tankful for other countries’ friendship.”
“Then China thinks we are full of tanks, so they take some from us without giving us back.”
“Really is tanks, but no tanks.”