15 Jun '11, 10am

German TV show mocks Singaporean practices

Singaporeans: Strange human beings that enjoy smiling, getting their temperature checked and eating disgusting food. -- PHOTO: INTERNET/GALILEO SINGAPOREANS: Strange human beings that enjoy smiling, getting their temperature checked and eating disgusting food. That's what a popular German television show, Galileo, says in the introduction to a recent episode titled in German but translates to The Spiders In Singapore! and aired in early May. In that episode, the show's correspondent travels to Singapore to experience the country's 'oddities' for himself. First, he tries to enter a shopping complex but is stopped by a woman who wants to take his temperature before allowing him to enter the building. This health precaution against the threat of fever is mocked and ridiculed by the host who quips: 'Imagine if you had to be checked for a fever every time before you entered a s...

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