The primary language in Singapore is English. For most Singaporeans, that means that English is their first language. However, that doesn't mean that they actually SPEAK English; they speak Singlish (English with a Singaporean twist). And, sometimes, Singlish is absolutely unintelligible for us American English Speakers.
We have recently been having problems with our air conditioner. The head of the maintenance crew they sent began explain to me what the problem was and what they were doing to fix it. I stood there, completely dazed. I knew that the words he was using were English words, but somehow, I couldn't understand anything he was saying! Try as he might and concentrate as I might, I never did figure out what he meant. Singlish at it's worst!
Thankfully, Singaporeans have a sense of humor and know that their English is "unique." Those two qualities combined result in some very funny Singlish jokes.
On our walk last night, we passed this new advertisement and had a good chuckle. Kudos to those of you who can actually decipher what the first guy is trying to say!