Oops! Error at 'Crazy Rich Asians' premiere turns Singapore into 'Sincapore'

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  • Saturday, 11 Aug 2018

Sincaporean ... sorry, Singaporean actor Pierre Png at the Hollywood premiere of 'Crazy Rich Asians'. Photo: AFP

As Singaporean actors made their glamorous debut on the Hollywood red carpet for upcoming movie Crazy Rich Asians earlier this week, something marred the event: Errors in Singapore’s tourism logo on the backdrop.

In photos that have now circulated around the world, it is evident that there are at least two errors on the board situated just behind where the stars stop to pose for pictures.

Singapore on the sign looks like it is spelt with a C - thus reading “Sincapore” - while the word “possible” in the Lion City’s tourism tagline Passion Made Possible is missing an “i”.

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said it had inspected the logos ahead of the red carpet. “Prior to the official start of the premiere, STB had inspected and ensured the accuracy of our Passion Made Possible logo on the numerous event backdrop panels. In line with the protocol of movie premieres, the working team was then asked to clear the red carpet prior to the arrival of the cast,” it said.

“It is most unfortunate that some time during the red carpet, part of the lettering of our logo on one of the panels must have fallen off. As Warner Brothers is our partner in this matter, STB has reached out to them for comments and is awaiting a reply from them.” - The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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