Singapore Tourism Board video taken down after it draws ridicule

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A video uploaded by the Singapore Tourism Board to its YouTube channel last month was taken down on Monday, hours after it received flak online.

The three-minute clip appears to be an advertisement to encourage people from the Philippines to visit the city-state.

Titled "See where the world is heading", it features a romantic couple travelling to Singapore to celebrate their anniversary. They walk around Marina Bay Sands and Gardens By The Bay, and at the luxury hotel's rooftop skypark, the woman gives her man a very surprising present.

The video, which was uploaded on 26 March, was taken down hours after news and lifestyle website Mothership.sg came out with a post Monday titled "This STB video is so bad it will go viral". The reactions on social media proved the site right.

Yahoo Singapore has contacted the Singapore Tourism Board for more information and their response to the criticism.

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