| VISIT KLANG OR DIE|
by TV Smith
Oh those sweet Klangites. They prefer brutal advertising, it seems.
On a busy junction in town, a not-so-subtle banner explains the consequence of untreated pimples and constipation through one simple reminder. I wish our road safety messages are just as direct. A billboard that goes "Ride Safely Or Die" would have been more effective. Don't you think?
In the US, they have cruisin' with the hood and drive-by shootings. In Klang we have crusin' with the Ah Beng-hood and drive-by kicking. Don't underestimate those tattooed pale-as-Hainanese steamed-chicken legs. They are just as lethal. One random kick on a healthy pedestrian and he or she will soon join the un-detoxed masses.
Remember guys. Stay clear.
I was safely three cars away and yet I was subjected to a blast of the rap version of local Hokkien hit song "Na Si Gua Wu Chit Pak Bun" (If Only I Have One Million Ringgit)...
Maybe I read one too many Sinbad stories when I was young. I was photographing this Ramadan Bazaar in Klang when an unidentified flying object (UFO) whizzed by in mid-air. My first thought was that the flying mat must be the newly launched low-cost, budget version of the flying carpet service.
As it turned out, it was a Pak Chik discarding rubbish. I approached him to find out what was going on but he was so swift in changing the subject. He pre-empted me by asking sheepishly: "Cat kereta ni original atau respray?" WTF? We became friends after that. Hahaha
Klang is one weird town and definitely worth a closer look.
So visit Klang or...
See also: SIGN LANGUAGE | THE HOKKIENS | PROTON AH BENG GEN 3
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