t Double Yellow's Musings: Buying over Malaysia
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Buying over Malaysia

Some of you may have you noticed this ad in the local papers every other week. Every time I see it, it makes me wonder how many Singaporeans out there respond to this kinda stuff



Here IS a DUDE who CLAIMS that HE has PURCHASED twelve MALAYSIAN properties IN three YEARS. And YET the BEST he CAN do IS to PUT out AN ad THAT reads LIKE…er, this sentence :) What happened to that gorgeous supermodel or skimpily-clad celebrity who poses in front of his properties?

What’s more, he wants to share his secrets wif you. Yeah, he wants to tell you how to buy twelve Malaysian properties in three years. But what he does not tell you (at least in the ad) is what he stands to gain by telling you all these *whispers* secrets. The best part comes at the end....

I would like to personally invite you to this specially arranged meeting with me. It’s FREE but as I have only very limited space, you need to SMS now so that I may reserve a place for you. SMS NOW before all the seats are taken up. Your seat is confirmed once I receive your SMS.

Wah lau.... where got like this one? You have limited space yet once you receive my SMS, my seat is confirmed? And why must only SMS hor? So that you can get my handphone number and hound me later issit? If 3 million Singaporeans respond to his call and actually get 12 properties every 3 years, I think we might be able to buy over all of Malaysia in a few decades :)

4 Comments:

Blogger mooiness said...

They call them "spruikers" here in Oz. And these weren't "nice" ones like this S'porean one either - they actually charge up to AUD$2000 for a "educational seminar". :P

A few of them went bust and got arrested when the government got wind of it.

Basically if it's too good to be true, it probably is - but there's a sucker born every minute.

2:18 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

$2000 for such a seminar.. goodness! i guess the best way to get Singaporeans to go for such things is to make it FREE... through in a lobster or two and you will hv a full house :)

there's a sucker born every minute...

... i wonder whether Singapore can claim to holding a world record for this? :p

2:35 AM  
Blogger Beng said...

Hey, we might be looking at a secret plot to really buy over Malaysia!

8:49 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

haha beng, possible also :) the best to way to encroach into neighbor territory is by building a Singaporean ghetto :p

4:01 PM  

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