S’pore Tourism Board pokes back at Criminal Minds’ inaccurate portrayal of S’pore in a “shiok” way
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has come up with a sassy response to the Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders fiasco.
In case you haven’t heard, the episode Cinderella and the Dragon featured inaccuracies in its portrayal of Singapore – such as a non-existent ‘Singaporean Chinese’ proverb, calling Geylang an ‘overcrowded slum with a thriving underworld’, and misidentifying Gluttons by the Bay as Geylang.
The mistakes were slammed by netizens, and even spawned a 2-part response by local blogger Mr Brown.
Now even STB has stepped in to poke them back:
If you can’t see the embedded post above, we feature some of the photos below:
We also say this view very shiok.
This shophouse along Lorong Bachok in Geylang is definitely ‘overcrowded’ with animals.
Gluttons by the Bay, not Geylang hor.
Kampong Glam – thriving with Malay culture – not just a foodie paradise.
Definitely a dark side of Singapore we want to see.
In a statement to Marketing magazine, STB’s director of digital and content Terence Voon stated that STB strives to be ‘agile and creative’ in order to connect with fans.
Creative indeed – thumbs up!
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Top photo via Visit Singapore Facebook page.