SINGAPORE WITHDRAWS TOURISM VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE

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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s tourism board has been forced to remove a YouTube video designed to promote the city-state to the Philippine market, after it was derided as “so bad it will go viral.” The three-minute clip depicts a young Filipino couple displaying astonishment as they visit various Singapore sights, including the iconic Marina Bay Sands casino and the Gardens by the Bay. At the end, the woman presents the man with a gift box—which turns out to contain a positive pregnancy test. “I knew Singapore always had a surprise waiting for me!” her husband exclaims. “Happy anniversary, honey,” she replies, as cheesy music plays in the background. The video was withdrawn from YouTube on Monday after it drew a wave of derision in Singapore, but duplicates have been widely re-posted on social media.

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