Twitter user Haikal Latiff spotted a blatant act of racism along Joo Chiat Road, where the upcoming Marine Parade MRT station is under construction.
On the hoarding, the word "TERRORIST" was scrawled over a cartoon image of a lady wearing a hijab:
Flagrant act of vandalism, spotted on the hoarding around the upcoming Bayshore station last night. pic.twitter.com/WRWSIbFjnT
— Haikal Latiff (@hkltf) June 2, 2017
In case you can't see it, here's a screenshot:
In an interview with Channel NewsAsia, Haikal, who is Muslim, shared:
"I was kind of shocked that ... a cartoon would invite a remark like that," he said. "It made me think about how Islamophobia is taking shape, even in Singapore. We hear about it in news stories about foreign countries, and it feels very far away. But when you witness something like that happening in Singapore, it really hits home."
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) confirmed that the contractor overseeing the station's construction work has made a police report.
Top image from here.