S'pore 'superheroes' challenge to see who can do more good

S'pore 'superheroes' challenge to see who can do more good

SINGAPORE - He's a mystery man who has become a minor star on YouTube. He stands for courtesy and good manners. But just how much of a do-gooder is local "superhero" Justice?

I challenged the crimson-clad crusader to see who could do more good deeds within an hour.

He was more than willing, as long as I didn't reveal his secret identity.

That was the least of my concerns. He may be the expert, but I was determined not to lose to a costumed character.

To match his tight-fitting get-up, I got my own fancy disguise.

Okay, so a party mask and a black T-shirt doesn't exactly scream "superhero" - but I was told it was close to what Superboy wore.

So I, or 'Kid TNP', was ready to challenge Justice - who works as an adult educator when he's not battling the 'evil' of apathy.

11.40am

We're finally out of the building. This is the bit that other superheroes in the movies don't seem to experience - the many bewildered stares from members of the public. I resist the urge to tear off my mask and run back to the office. Justice takes it in his stride and strolls on confidently. I realise just how much courage it takes to do this.

Noon

We board SBS bus 232. The bus driver looks close to having a heart attack upon seeing us. The passengers shrink into their seats.

But that doesn't stop Justice. He approaches the passengers and chats with them. The best I can muster is small talk with a nine-year-old boy. Justice starts do-gooding even before the challenge begins - by helping to carry a pram off the bus. Good manners doesn't keep to a time limit.

12.10pm

We arrive at Toa Payoh Central. More stares, more sniggers. How does Justice do it? Sure, he wears a mask, but I'm not sure I'll get through this without dying of embarrassment.





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