20 photos of S’pore otters in completely identifiable work scenarios for World Otter Day

Do we really need a reason to show you 20 photos of otters?

By Zhangxin Zheng | June 1, 2017

It has been roughly three years since we discovered otters in Singapore, and in that time, we have enjoyed many otterly cute encounters with them and their various growing families in our Lion City.

Here are 20 moments of our smooth-coated friends captured living completely Singaporean lives in scenarios we can identify perfectly with, in celebration of World Otter Day on May 31:

1. When you’re woken up for work and it’s raining cats and dogs outside:

Photo Courtesy of OtterWatch

2. Must… snooze… just… five… minutes.

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3. Fish, the breakfast of champions. Especially good if it’s sashimi, and best if you enjoy it while your hungry colleagues eye you up enviously:

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Teo

4. When your makeup and hair game strong:

Photo Courtesy of OtterWatch

5. When you think you’ve got a good handle over your workload…

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6. …until you’re saddled with another 4754097439 tasks at one shot:

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7. When you have a full day of back-to-back meetings, with no time for lunch:

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8. And when you get paired up with a slacker colleague on a tough project:

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9. That’s when you need a friend at work you can trust, and also complain to about said sh*tty situation:

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10. Of course, there is always the time you and your fellow snacker-in-crime (possibly also the above-mentioned friend)
decide to kope the last two Cup Noodles for tea… but get caught red-handed:

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Sad.

11. And this is the smug expression of the childish pautoh kia:

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12. When you finally spot an empty table to occupy at the hawker centre during lunch hour:

Photo Courtesy of Max Khoo

13. But, as it turns out, you’re not the only one — or the nearest — to see it:

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Teo

14. When you’ve had too much rice for lunch and you simply can’t stay alert no matter how much water you splash on your face:

Photo Courtesy of OtterWatch

15. But 15 minutes later, you’re strategising the best way to filch a handful of Kettle chips without anyone noticing:

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Teo

16. And despite your best efforts, still get caught in the act anyway:

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Teo

17. Finally, we get to the end of a day — 6pm, the golden (but very dangerous) hour to leopard-crawl the no-man’s land between your desk and the front door, keeping a cautious and hyper-careful eye for any bosses who might cast you last-minute arrows. No one will be safe if spotted.

Photo Courtesy of OtterWatch

Two possible scenarios here:

18. One — Escape mission: Success! The sun is still up! The sweet, sweet taste of freedom!

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19. Two — juuuuuust as you finish tying your last shoelace, you hear your boss’s voice calling your name.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Teo

GG no re.

20. And if you have the misfortune of being in scenario two, this will be you by the time you finally manage to get home:

Photo Courtesy of Max Khoo

(If you’re wondering why this otter is lying among litter, read this.)

Otterly relatable.

Top photo collage from OtterWatch and Jeff Teo

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About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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