Bizarre but True
The Malaysian man’s missing house and other amusing tales from around Asia
Dude, where's my house?
House robberies are common enough, but have you heard of the one where the thieves made off with the house itself?
A Malaysian man recently made his usual trip to his property to collect rent from the tenants - only to find that he could no longer find his house.
The thieves had dismantled the structure and taken it all away, along with the furniture, cutlery and refrigerator. All they left were 24 concrete pillar holders, some pieces of wood and a damaged television set.
No sex and nudity please, we’re Singaporean!
A migrant worker and his girlfriend, both Thais, have each been fined S$1,000 (US$ 790) for having sex in a public park in Singapore. The two were caught by a policeman who heard some noises coming from a bush. The couple could have also been jailed for three months for the offence.
In April 2009, a Swedish man and a Singaporean woman were each fined S$ 2,000 for walking stark naked in Holland Village, a neighbourhood popular with expatriates. The Swede, an activist for safe sex, said he did not know public nudity is an offence in the city state.
The poor little old rich lady
We've all heard about the email scams claiming that you have inherited or won hundreds of thousands of dollars. They ask you to email your bank account details to them so they can send the windfall to you.
Those are now old hat. More recent versions offer you a reward for helping with some worthy cause. One that has been making the rounds supposedly comes from an old lady in Hongkong who has millions to give to the poor and needy.
In case you’ve not seen it, here it is:
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:08:55 +0100
Good Day, My name is Mrs. Zhang Xing, I am 73 yrs old and I am dying. I am from Hong Kong; Today I have decided to donate what I have to the poor. I am diagnosed with esophageal cancer for about 2 years ago and now I have few months to live, according to medical experts. I want you to help me donate from what I have inherited from my late father to the poor and needy.
I want this to be the good work I did on earth before I die. I have decided to WILL/donate the sum of Nine million, five hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($9,500,000.00) which I have with a bank abroad to you to help the poor and needy. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives are around me, they have squandered the funds I gave them for this same purpose before and because of my health status also.
I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware of it. I wish you all the best and may you be blessed abundantly for this purpose. Please use the funds judiciously and always extend the good work to others. 20% of the funds you shall keep for yourself for a work well done and for your effort and time. I want you to contact my lawyer Barrister Adam Gibson with the email email email@example.com and he will instruct you on what step to take.
I hope you find peace and joy in your endeavors.
Thanks and God bless.
Regards, Mrs. Zhang Xing
The killer tit-bit
This one’s not from Asia, and it’s been widely reported, but it’s such a good one that we feel we must include it.
Orit Fox is an Israeli model known for her ample bosom. Recently, she was filmed fondling, licking and generally teasing a rather formidable-looking snake. The snake was not amused and it suddenly bit her on her breast.
Fox was immediately rushed to the hospital. She survived the bite, but the snake did not. It was poisoned by the silicone in Fox's implants.
Watch the clip here.
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