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Foreigners help S’poreans again, S’poreans never say ‘thank you’

Posted on 27 October 2013

Singaporeans want to complain about foreigners then must also be courteous when the time comes, right?


Singaporeans from all walks of life with varying courtesy levels, have forgotten to say “thank you” to foreigners — again.

One week ago, a group of Bangladeshi workers saved two elderly folk from their burning flat in Ang Mo Kio by coaxing them out of their second-storey apartment using a ladder.

This week, two Chinese nationals stopped the lorries they were driving at the site of a five-vehicle collision on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), and helped use their cranes attached to their vehicles to lift a tipper truck that had crashed on top of a taxi.

They were flagged by SCDF personnel while driving along the AYE due to the urgency of the situation.

One of the Chinese national lorry drivers said he couldn’t stop but think what would have happened if someone died, because his mother had died in a car accident seven years ago.

Together with three others who stopped to help, such as shovel out the wet cement that had fallen into the taxi with their hands, they were awarded the Public Spiritedness Awards from the SCDF.

One Singaporean, Wa Tng Lang, said: “When stupid ang mohs anyhow cycle bicycle on the road, everybody will suffer from righteous indignation, go online kao peh kao bu.”

“When foreigners help then must also highlight, right? Then fair, right?”


Read also:

Foreigners beat S’pore Civil Defence Force to Ang Mo Kio fire rescue

4 Bangladeshi cleaners awarded for Ang Mo Kio fire rescue effort





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