Pokemon Go is the big thing in the world these past 2 weeks. Thousands have joined the hunt for these little digital creatures all around the world.
Thankfully, it isn’t available in Singapore yet. And that’s a good thing for now…
Even before the game arrived in Singapore, we’ve already had a case of an Australian saying Singapore is a “piece of fucking shit country” because we don’t have Pokemon Go. Fortunately for Mr Sonny Truyen, he will get to play Pokemon Go after returning home.
After all, he’s been fired by his firm 99.co for his remarks. That’s especially after he commented that he’s here because Singapore has a “lack of local talent” and “locals cant even read”. Perhaps, he can go read about how even Europe hasn’t gotten the game yet.
And beyond our shores, Pokemon Go is gaining popularity and even notoriety in some areas.
Just today, the O’Fallon, Missouri Police Department issued a press release that Pokemon Go has been used to lure people to specific locations before being robbed at gun point.They warned players to be cautious when “alerting strangers of your future location”.
In another case from Wyoming, USA, a woman stumbled upon a dead boy while playing Pokemon Go. She was looking for a Pokemon near a “natural water source” when she noticed “something in the water” and it turned out to be a body. The Sheriff’s Office stated the death was possibly the result of a drowning and appeared to be accidental.
And in yet another posting from the Northern Territory Police of Australia, they’ve asked that players not enter the Darwin Police Station. According to trainers, a certain pokemon Sandshrew is available in the police station and people have been attempting to go in.
But I can’t wait…
Still, I can’t wait for the launch of Pokemon Go in Singapore. While it appears that it’s gonna take a few more days, let’s just hope nothing extraordinary happens here when it finally launches.