British YouTubers Miniminter and Vikkstar123 from the YouTube group Sidemen, and Randolph, were having a conversation on the What’s Good podcast when they brought up the safety of Singapore.
They referenced a TikTok video posted by US TikToker Uptin Saiidi, who left his laptop unattended at a Starbucks outlet in Singapore before returning later in the day to find it still there, perfectly safe and sound.
The group talked about safe countries and Randolph asked “Singapore, is that the place that’s really safe?” as he cited Saiidi’s TikTok video.
Vikkstar then shared his experience from a previous visit to Singapore, saying that Singapore felt “really safe” to him.
he shared how he saw a drunk man passed out outside a club with his phone in his hand for hours, and nobody robbed him or stole his phone.
Miniminter then laughed at the incident, pointing out how nobody had robbed the man but at the same time, nobody helped him as well.
@whatsgoodcast Why Singapore is the safest country in the world! 😳 #WhatsGood #Travel #Facts #Vikkstar123 ♬ original sound – What’s Good Podcast
Video that they were talking about
A content creator from the US, Uptin Saiidi, did an experiment to test how safe Singapore was, by leaving his laptop unattended at a Starbucks outlet for one hour.
The multimedia journalist from CNBC who has 660,000 followers on TikTok and 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, shared his experiment on TikTok on 24 October.
He was seen in the video leaving his laptop at a random Starbucks outlet without “telling anyone to watch it”, before leaving to grab lunch elsewhere.
He then shared some tidbits about Singapore’s crime rates, saying that we went 250 days in a row without common crime last year.
Uptin then cited how honesty and fairness are a big part of Singapore’s culture, and that because “basic needs are met,” people don’t resort to crime.
He also added that “you will never see a homeless person here”.
he then added that another reason for the low crime rate in Singapore is surveillance, as there are cameras everywhere protecting against crimes, and cited the “crazy high” consequences for stealing.
In the later part of the video, he returned to the Starbucks outlet where he left his laptop an hour ago; lo and behold, his laptop was still sitting there, untouched.
@uptin ♬ original sound – Uptin