A TikTok video of an Indian man quarrelling with three Chinese men on an MRT has gone viral. It is unclear how the quarrel started or what it is about, but the video has garnered 1.5 million views since yesterday (4 May).
@seehaveseedonthave Singapore Gagster. But why the 3 Chinese want disturb 1 Indian. Anyone know what the 3 fat Chinese said that make the Indian guy so Angry?♬ original sound – Soon Soon
The Indian man can be heard arguing in the train without a mask and at one point said, “don’t disturb other people language”. Halfway through the quarrel, he puts on a mask. When one of the Chinese men told him to report the matter to the police, the Indian man can be heard speaking in fluent Hokkien. The Indian man said that he will not go to the Police because he is a “Singapore Pai Kia” (local gangster). He added that he has been to prison a few times.
The three men then challenged the Indian man and all of them got off from the train at the Chinese Garden station. The Indian man walked ahead of the three men and got out at the ticketing counter before them. This was when the three men can be heard shouting, “call Police, call Police”, and the Indian man can be seen running away from them.
@seehaveseedonthaveSingapore Gagster. But why the 3 Chinese want disturb 1 Indian. Anyone know what the 3 fat Chinese said that make the Indian guy so Angry?♬ original sound – Soon Soon
Most TikTok users who responded to the videos appreciated the Indian man for his bravery in standing up to the three men. Some speculated that the three men insulted the Indian man’s race and his language, which led to the quarrel.
Others also appreciated the fluent Hokkien the Indian man spoke, without any accents.
“His hokkien damn solid sia. Don’t have the Indian accent at all. Respect my brother”
One TikTok user suggested that the Indian man ran away on reaching the MRT station when the three men started shouting, “call Police! call Police”, because he has some pending cases and so wanted to avoid police screening.