SINGAPORE: A Reddit user u/alexand3rl, having recently watched the Brad Pitt movie World War Z and the Korean TV series Kingdom, asked on r/askSingapore what people think would happen “in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse” in the country.
He went on to say that based on the Covid-19 pandemic, “we would have instantly had numerous people getting infected from the very first day.” He also wondered if the Government would “even have a plan for a Zombie outbreak scenario…considering we have so many black swan events happening around us recently (Russia/Ukraine, China/Taiwan, COVID, etc.).”
u/alexand3rl pointed out four things that are likely to influence the outcome:
1. We’re a pretty densely populated country
2. Numerous inbound/outbound flights
3. Shipping hub
4. Military is spread across the island rather than being concentrated (first people to activate are the regulars and NSFs)
Commenters had a lot of fun with answers that touched on their bosses still requiring them to work, how they imagined the government would respond, and how the weather would affect zombies.
However, “I would still continue to work because my boss expects me to,” was far and away the most popular comment.
The post author agreed to this, writing, “Ah yes, the ‘WFH’ because you’re still alive. I think my boss would want me to continue with my work too.”
“Manager: You’re still coming to work right?” chimed in a commenter.
Another imagined their parents’ response would be: “He became a zombie, you are also a zombie. Why is he stronger than you?”
One said that a “Multi Ministry Zombie Task Force,” while a Reddit user referenced the last GE, writing, “HSK will announce a ‘Zombie Coastal Plan’.”
“Maybe the zombies can be deployed to build HDBs. Free labour,” a commenter suggested.
A netizen wrote, “Everyone will just lock themselves into their flat. With how hot and humid the weather is, zombies aren’t going to last long enough to infect many people before they rot too much to move.”