Car park warden warning system

I was very amused (and thankful) yesterday to discover that Mellben Seafood Restaurant has a “carpark warden warning system”.

When your friendly neighbourhood carpark warden turns up to issue fines at the HDB carpark, a designated staff member blows a long blast on a whistle that will get almost everyone startled and on their feet.

For the usually unperturbed like myself, the staff member then puts down the whistle and yells a more traditional, “MATA LAI LIAO, KA MEH KI PUNG KOO PON!”

Several diners are seen rushing to the car park, and some of those who waited to wipe their hands clean of chili and butter crab gravy get to their cars too late.

I made it (after cleaning my hands) and was very happy dinner didn’t cost $70 extra.

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6 responses to “Car park warden warning system”

  1. Linus  Avatar

    haha it's been in place since many years back … it's a hilarious sight trying to see someone from every table scrambling to their cars … it's like the start of the amazing race!

  2. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Hahaha! Amazing Race Asia should do that. Put Allan Wu in a Parking Uncle uniform and call the race. Confirm Singapore team win.

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  4. PillowofWrath Avatar

    Another variation I have heard “PARKING LAI LIAO!”

  5. Irene Tan Avatar

    literally a 'whistle blower'. a value-added service by the restaurant. not bad huh. 🙂

  6. Jane No Avatar
    Jane No

    wah if they run that fast to take vaccinations

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