S’pore Men Get Into Shouting Match On Bus, Passenger Steps In To Break It Up

Passenger Films Two Men Shouting At Each Other On Bus

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous version of this story wrote that the ruckus happened recently. This is inaccurate. The article has been updated to reflect that the incident occurred in 2021, and the footage was recently reposted to TikTok on 25 May 2023.

While on public transport, most of us just hope to get from one place to another without a hitch.

In 2021, some commuters aboard a bus in Singapore were inconvenienced by two men who decided to have a shouting match.

Even though this happened over two years ago, a video of the incident was recently reposted on TikTok and went viral.

@sgkakinang Uncle Kaypoh not happy that Mr. Righteous asked other passengers to mask up… #singapore #sgtiktok #tiktoksg ♬ original sound – SG Kaki Nang

In raised voices, the aggrieved men argued for close to three minutes.

To prevent any further delays in their commute, the bystander stepped in to ease the tense situation.

Men get into shouting match on bus over trivial matter

The TikTok clip documented a heated exchange between two men aboard a bus.

Based on the footage, the incident occurred on the upper deck of a bus that appeared to be stationary in Dakota.

Straight off the bat, an agitated man yelled “What is your problem?” while gesturing to someone near the rear of the bus.

Source: TikTok

The subject of his anger was a younger man who had apparently asked other passengers on the bus to “mask up”.

As it turns out, this rubbed the older man the wrong way and triggered the ensuing argument.

The two men continued their verbal assault on each other, to the point that the bus driver came up to oversee the situation.

Source: TikTok

However, things soon got heated when the men started getting too close for comfort.

Source: TikTok

At that point, the OP intervened — urging the older man to “relax” and for one of them to move “downstairs”.

He and others could be heard saying that they had to go on with their day.

The bus captain then presumably ushers the older man downstairs, ending the verbal match.

Passenger steps in to deescalate situation

A number of TikTok users who watched the videos commended the passenger for his quick intervention.

Source: TikTok

One user saluted his actions, and rightfully so, as he was the only passenger who seemingly stepped in during the fight.

While another commenter echoed the sentiments, they also suggested that perhaps the OP was just tired of the fighting.

Source: TikTok

Indeed, at one point in the clip, the OP could be heard muttering that he “also wants to go already”.

Another netizen voiced the thoughts of the other passengers on the bus, assuming that everyone — not just the OP — wanted the situation to be over.

Source: TikTok

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