Samurai in the MRT?

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Samurai in the MRT?

Post by AngMoG » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 3:15 pm

Well, the weekend was calm, but it seems today Monday is a bit more eventful:

Just saw this in the "news": http://www.therealsingapore.com/content ... muters-mrt

Check Stomp for more pictures... he did have his sword unsheathed at some point.
A big-sized man was seen holding onto a sword when he boarded the train.

According to the person who tweeted the photos, the man was shouting and commuters were seen running to one side of the train in fear.
:shock:

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 3:21 pm

Best comment I've seen so far is about banning alcohol in Dhoby Ghaut as well.

BTW, if there's a rogue samurai about, ninjas can't be far behind. You can't see them though.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by AngMoG » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 3:23 pm

nakatago wrote:Best comment I've seen so far is about banning alcohol in Dhoby Ghaut as well.

BTW, if there's a rogue samurai about, ninjas can't be far behind. You can't see them though.
:shock:

Just make it a dry country :P

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Post by PNGMK » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 3:30 pm

Smells like guerrilla/viral marketing.

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Post by Sergei82 » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 3:48 pm

AngMoG wrote:
nakatago wrote:Best comment I've seen so far is about banning alcohol in Dhoby Ghaut as well.

BTW, if there's a rogue samurai about, ninjas can't be far behind. You can't see them though.
:shock:

Just make it a dry country :P
Cannot! Singaporeans will start sniffing glue.

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 4:06 pm

trashmaker wrote:Funniest part was the guy in the reserved seat on the train sleeping his ass off while there's a wannabe Samurai standing right next to him.
Or playing dead to save himself? :P :lol:

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Post by bgd » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 4:32 pm

the lynx wrote:
Or playing dead to save himself? :P :lol:
More likely pretending to be asleep so as not to give up his seat ;-)

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Post by AngMoG » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 5:04 pm

Apparently, they caught him, so if it was a prank / viral marketing, it was a really bad / stupid one...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 5:58 pm

Sergei82 wrote:
AngMoG wrote:
nakatago wrote:Best comment I've seen so far is about banning alcohol in Dhoby Ghaut as well.

BTW, if there's a rogue samurai about, ninjas can't be far behind. You can't see them though.
:shock:

Just make it a dry country :P
Cannot! Singaporeans will start sniffing glue.
That is already a big problem here. Been going on for years. Seriously.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Sergei82 » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:
AngMoG wrote: :shock:

Just make it a dry country :P
Cannot! Singaporeans will start sniffing glue.
That is already a big problem here. Been going on for years. Seriously.
I know. My (ex?)gf (Singaporean-born Malay) were counselling a 12 yo kid with this problem in school. The kid denied any addiction outright: "I can stop whenever I want!" I drew to her analogy with her trying to quit smoking, how she denied addiction and how hard it was, she yelled at me that I just don't understand what she is saying yadayadayada...

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 9:28 am

the lynx wrote:
trashmaker wrote:Funniest part was the guy in the reserved seat on the train sleeping his ass off while there's a wannabe Samurai standing right next to him.
Or playing dead to save himself? :P :lol:
^^ this .. I likes ..
AngMoG wrote:Apparently, they caught him, so if it was a prank / viral marketing, it was a really bad / stupid one...
+1

BTW, Singapore local law forbids even having any knife in possession, as a chef friend found out .. when he left work after work, he had forgotten to remove one of his fruit carving knife .. as he left work, he was stopped at a Random check, at CQ (before the long renovation years ago .. ) and was arrested, though he was released the next day .. the knife wasnt' even 4 inch long ...

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 9:49 am

ecureilx wrote:
BTW, Singapore local law forbids even having any knife in possession, as a chef friend found out .. when he left work after work, he had forgotten to remove one of his fruit carving knife .. as he left work, he was stopped at a Random check, at CQ (before the long renovation years ago .. ) and was arrested, though he was released the next day .. the knife wasnt' even 4 inch long ...
I remember reading something that you are allowed as long as it's justifiable that you have a knife with you. Maybe the chef didn't say that he was one?

I remember going to the Police headquarters and their metal detectors found my pocket knife (I forgot it was in my bag). They just had me sign a slip and told me to come back for it on my way out.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:01 am

nakatago wrote: I remember reading something that you are allowed as long as it's justifiable that you have a knife with you. Maybe the chef didn't say that he was one?

I remember going to the Police headquarters and their metal detectors found my pocket knife (I forgot it was in my bag). They just had me sign a slip and told me to come back for it on my way out.
well, those were the days, where there was Law and Order in Singapore .. where after 12 Midnight, the Robo Cops come out to patrol every nook and corner of BQ/CQ .. and tough they were ..

he was dressed in his Chef overalls .. when picked up

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Post by Allieee » Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:40 am

Haha, there were some funny posts on that incident on FB and Instagram. But most of my friends were like it's Asia and you see people dressed up all the time on the MRT. But I don't know how I would have reacted if I was actually on the train...

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