5 Urban Legends Believed by Singaporeans
Like many other places, Singapore has a handful of urban legends.
The $1 Coin Bagua
When the MRT Singaporeans use was being constructed, Feng shui masters warned that there would be a disruption on the feng shui of Singapore if the tunnels were completed. Lee Kuan Yew was said to be advised about this. They said that Singaporeans should carry an 8-sided symbol known as a bagua to balance the disruption of feng shui. Since it was difficult due to the many races and religions, the $1 coin was designed with 8 sides.
The Sheares Bridge
The Sheares bridge was constructed in the 70s and during construction there was a rumor that a dog-headed kidnapper was responsible for taking children and that the foundation of the bridge was built with heads of the missing children.
Satay Club Gravy
An old Satay Club at Esplanade was famous for its satay. However, there were rumors stating that what made the gravy delicious was because of soiled sanitary napkins being used as an ingredient.
Don’t worry though, frequent checks were done by the National Environment Agency to debunk this.
This is a cliche of a stepmother hating and getting jealous of her stepdaughter due to the father’s attention.
In her plot to take the step daughter out of the picture, she had Radin Mas married off with the stepmother’s nephew, Tengku Bagus. Tengku threatened to murder Radin’s father if she declined. However, the plot was found out and in Tengku’s attempt at stabbing the father, Radin was stabbed in his place.
Bukit Timah Monkey Man
There are rumors of a being said to be a monkey and a man at Bukit Timah Rainforest. He is said to be 1-2 meters tall, grey fur and a bipedal gait. Last sighting was in 2007. Try to find him if you dare, just know that there are several species of monkey there and it might as well be them.