“I irritated Minister Ong with puns” — Video of Mr Ong being interviewed by host with a lot of puns will get over 180,000 views

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It’s not daily one hears a “You might be very corny, leh,” from Singapore Minister for Well being Ong Ye Kung. Nonetheless, in a video made by an internet native information to Singapore, TheSmartLocal.com, and the neighborhood web page of Sembawang GRC, a younger host was seen “annoying” Mr Ong with completely different puns for 5 minutes straight.

“Proper now, we’re at Bukit Canberra. It’s going to be a chill day,” stated the host. “Mr Ong goes to tour me round this new place, and I simply hope that issues end up effectively. (It’s) my first time internet hosting a Minister.”

The producer’s voice was then heard within the background saying, “To rejoice your first time internet hosting a Minister, you need to annoy him with puns.”

Mr Ong then launched himself because the Minster of Well being in addition to a Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC. “Immediately is a big day. It’s the opening of Bukit Canberra, one thing that residents have been ready for a very long time,” he stated.

Mr Ong and the host then went on a tour across the built-in hub. Upon their entry into the Butterfly Backyard, Mr Ong stated, “No butterflies but, I believe,” to which the host replied, “‘Cos the Ya Kun by no means open, is it? The butter not flying?”

When the 2 got here by what could be a library sooner or later, the host continued along with his pun mission “It’s a library proper? And (it’s going to be a) bit tall proper? A variety of…tales concerned?”

Mr Ong responded calmly, saying “Yeah, I suppose so.”

When the 2 obtained to the Hawker Centre, the host made one other play on phrases, saying, “I assume you actually wish to preserve issues below wraps.”

Mr Ong then replied saying “Not below wraps…it’s no secret that this will probably be a hawker centre, proper? So it’s fairly in style.” He then talked a bit concerning the centre. “I believe it’s (44) stalls. 600 over hawkers have utilized for the stalls, so it’s a significant choice course of. That is fairly good… I like the truth that the hawker centre is surrounded by a lot greenery… I hope it will open hopefully by the top of the yr.”

Whereas the 2 walked, the host requested one other query, persevering with along with his puns. “Is a constructing when it’s completed referred to as a constructing? Or is it nonetheless constructing as a constructing?” he requested.

“Eh… it’s each a noun and a verb.”

On the finish of the video, Mr Ong invited residents and non-residents alike to go to Bukit Canberra.


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