We've been hearing about how many Singaporeans are panic buying food and toiletries after local authorities raised the alert level for the recent coronavirus outbreak.
The Singapore government upped the ‘Disease Outbreak Response System Condition’ (DORSCON) to level orange and this sparked the rush to empty supermarket shelves in the country and across the border in Johor Bahru.
The selfish act has been condemned by many online.
Memes have also been popping up online poking fun at the kiasu behaviour.
Poking fun at themselves
One standout post is from a Singaporean TikToker who poked fun at Singaporeans for panic-buying in supermarkets by showing fully-stocked shelves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
According to a report by Mothership, Tawfik Daud was seen dancing and twirling to Justin Bieber's "Yummy" while showing off well-stocked shelves filled with instant noodles, rice, and chips.
The captions in the video include "KL so calm", "If not enough, come to KL", and "Don't worry still got stock".
The 12-second video got over 276,000 views with many saying that they loved his humour.
We love it too but the underlying message here is... Don't la
hoard. Don't la
panic buy. Don't be selfish!