A Singaporean influencer had the fright of her life after her friend overpaid RM200 in toll fees when it actually only cost them RM4.
Forgot to bring TNG card
In a TikTok video by Nicole Chen, also known as Nicole Liel, she shared how she and the team from Straits Times Singapore got themselves into a sticky situation while travelling in Malaysia.
She started by saying that the group were driving and reached a toll booth when a horrifying realisation dawned on them – they had forgotten to take a Touch n’ Go card with them.
Luckily, Nicole came up with the idea to borrow Touch n’ Go card from the driver behind them to pay the toll fee.
RM200 toll fee?!
Satisfied with Nicole’s idea, one of the passengers went to the driver behind, borrowed the Touch n’ Go card, and returned it once she had scanned the card.
However, the friend also came back with a nasty surprise: she told Nicole that she had given the driver RM200.
Apparently, the kind Malaysian driver told Nicole’s friend that the balance amount in his Touch n’ Go card was RM200, but she misunderstood and thought that it was the toll fee.
This revelation clearly left Nicole in sheer disbelief, who tried making sense of it all.
In my head I was like, ‘Did we just pay RM200 for the Malaysian equivalent of an ERP?’
For those who don’t know, ERP (electronic road pricing) is the Singaporean equivalent of Malaysian tolls.
To illustrate how ridiculous the amount was, Nicole used the example of chicken farmers.
According to her, if Malaysian chicken farmers who export and import chickens to and from Singapore, they would have to pay RM1,000 per day in toll fees as they have to pass through five toll booths.
To add on to the existing confusion, another friend of Nicole claimed that the toll fee was probably RM50, which still left her dumbfounded.
Later she found out that her friend came up with this figure after seeing the existing balance of the car in front of theirs at the toll booth.
Pursued by driver
Upon realising their mistake, Nicole’s friend rushed out of the car and reclaimed RM150 from the driver.
Although Nicole said that the “math [was] not mathing”, the group continued their journey and eventually reached a pit stop.
To their surprise, the driver followed them the entire way just to return the remaining RM50.
He also told the group that the toll fee was actually just RM4 and refused to accept their payment for it.
Clearly exasperated by the entire incident, Nicole ending the clip by telling viewers what was the “moral of the story”.
The moral of this story is Malaysia really boleh, Singaporeans sometimes really damn bodoh.
Watch the clip here:
The TikTok video has since been played more than 410,000 times and racked up over 33,000 likes at the time of writing.
Some thought that it was a story of Singaporeans getting scammed in Malaysia but were glad to be proven wrong.
Others also shared of how they experienced kindness from Malaysians at toll booths.
One even thanked Nicole for praising the generosity of Malaysians and displaying the country in a positive manner.
That was one heck of a story! Do you have a similar story as well? Let us know in the comments!