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S’porean looking quaint reading physical copy of The Straits Times as if it’s 1996

Posted on 04 August 2016

What is he, a hipster?


A Singaporean man has attracted weird looks from strangers.

This after Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe the print industry is a sunset industry, looked at him curiously as he was reading a physical copy of The Straits Times.

Tak Poh Zhua, a local, said he couldn’t help but chuckle under his breath at that sight: “What year is this? 1996? What is he? A hipster?”

“Who still reads physical copies of newspapers in this day and age? Doesn’t he realise everything in there is rather obsolete, having already made the rounds online the day before?”

Other Singaporeans said the man, who they believe is in his late 30s or early 40s, looked rather quaint and cut a somewhat tragic figure.

Mei Qian Tu, another local, said: “In a highly globalised world where information is up-to-date by the minute, the man looked like he belonged to a bygone era.”

“But it was quite a nostalgic sight though. I remember my grandpa looking like this.”







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