Yesterday (27 Aug), National Geographic UK put up a picture of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and their post has gone viral because of their caption for the picture. Their caption read, “From the Archive: A family from India walks through the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, Malaysia.”
Their post has garnered over 10,000 reactions on Facebook. Drawing more than 12,000 shares and over 5,500 comments, the post was trolled by many commenters.
The Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares (250 acres) in the Central Region of Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden (in Marina South), Bay East Garden (in Marina East) and Bay Central Garden (in Downtown Core and Kallang). The largest of the gardens is the Bay South Garden at 54 hectares (130 acres) designed by Grant Associates. Its Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world.
Singapore became a part of Malaysia which was formed on 16 September 1963 by the merger of the Federation of Malaya with the other former British colonies of North Borneo and Sarawak. But Singapore has been independent since 9 August 1965.
Tourism Malaysia were one of the first to point out that Malaysia is different from Singapore.
Other blue-ticked Facebook users were equally quick in trolling the National Geographic UK.
The verified blue badge on a Page means that Facebook has confirmed that the profile does, in fact, belong to a particular public figure, creator, or brand — rather than a fan or impersonator.
Other Facebook users were also ‘merciless’ in trolling National Geographic UK.
National Geographic is a British pay television channel that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. It features some programming similar to that on the Discovery Channel such as nature and science documentaries.
“National Geographic is one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world,” says National Geographic on their website.