Watch people in LA struggle to find Singapore on a map (Video)

One guy missing Singapore during the holidays ventured out to quiz randos in Los Angeles about their knowledge of the city.

Singapore YouTuber Wilson Lim Setiawan rewarded those he encountered who could point out Singapore on a world map with US$20 (S$27). The majority were clueless, but some got their geography right. 

“A little homesick during winter break so went around Los Angeles and gave $100 to anyone that could point out where Singapore is on a map,” the caption of the video posted yesterday read.

Some said they knew Singapore from the annual Formula 1 racing event, the film Crazy Rich Asians and landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay, but only four out of 14 groups managed to stick the post-it correctly onto the printed map. 

One man even thought the city was in Europe.

Lim said he was “quite surprised” that people knew where Singapore was on the map and would not have guessed other countries right if the tables were turned. 

According to his website, Lim is a sophomore studying computer science at the University of Southern California.

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