Singapore Customs / 2nd august: rude custom officers
2nd AUGUST 2014 while entering Singapore (Est. Time of Arrival 9PM:
First custom officer (Chinese male) at checkpoint on stamping passport:
I made a friendly chat with him about the price increase in
toll, and he just have me a quick blank look, no smile and continue doing his
Second officer (Malay male) checking the boot.
Looks a little friendlier and smiled but he didn't say anything when I wished him Selamat Hari Raya.
Third & Fourth officer (Chinese male tagged team with the Chinese short haired female) just after the boot check where they do a more thorough check.
(a) Male Chinese officer does his job to check which is fine (no problem) and asked me how long have I driven this car in a normal way. No problem.
(b) Chinese female officer with short hair (BIG PROBLEM):
First question to me was "Where are you going?", in a rude way as if I'm going to do some crime. I answered Clarke Quay and Overeasy Wine and Bar.
Next: "Open your boot!!!" In a rude way again. I got out ofthe car and got my phone out as well just so I can check my SMS and she tells me off saying "I didn't tell you that you can use your phone and you just stand here when we're checking your boot!!", condescendingly. So I had to tell her "Then you should have said it earlier".
Next, she asked me "What are you going to do in Clarke Quay?" in a rude way again... And I responded
"to party then go back JB lor". She responded "so you're going to drink and drive back?". I thought to myself, if I were going to drink and drive illegally, would I even tell you Ms. Custom Officer? So, I responded, "Of course not, have to wait till sober up first right?"
Then she asked me "Then why you tell me that you are going to drink and drive?"... I think if she had any common sense or even listened properly, I said "Go party then go back JB lor...". When did I even said I'm going to drink and drive? So I replied, "I have to wait sober up first if I'm drinking right?"
Next, while they are still checking the car, I thought I'd be nice and asked if she wanted me to park to the side where they have those sniffer dogs area so as to not hold up the traffic. And she told me off and said I don't need to tell her how to do her job. Hahahaha What a JOKE this Chinese Female officer with her short hair.
Few suggestions: Maybe she should reduce her ego, and also maybe try and learn to have a little bit of respect for other people. Please try and remember what your parents & school have taught you about manners (I hope they did or maybe she wasn't a good listener).
5th and Last Malay Male officer stamping passport (leaving singapore):
I gave up, so I just wished him Selamat Hari Raya. He just stared at me blankly. And I thought to myself... Thank god I don't go into Singapore that often and I'm not a Singaporean Custom Officer (maybe it's just the officers).