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The Bukit Timah Monkey Man Of Singapore

Lord Lucan

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As my wife and I visit Singapore on a regular basis, I keep informed of what's happening there on a number of different forums and websites.
Today whilst browsing https://www.reddit.com/r/singapore/ I came across this post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/singapore/comments/fv9a3p
Which then leads to a Wikipedia entry on the alleged 'Monkey Man' hominid that inhabits the Bukit Timah region of Singapore. Singapore, while both small in area and densely populated remains a very green city with areas that still contain dense tropical jungle. Bukit Timah is one such area.

It appears that an expedition will take place later this year to see if this reported creature is more flesh and blood rather than local superstitious legend:

Several expeditions have been conducted by the NUS department of animal science since 1972. However, the existence of the species have not been proven. A new expedition to capture the animal will be launched in April 2020 which will be funded by private donors and will be led by famed primatologist, Wang Huibing who will document and publish the journals in her group whatsappchat. In her statement to the media, she informed that the expedition would benefit humanity in general as it would not gain her any more wealth and fame.

Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bukit_Timah_Monkey_Man
 

Lord Lucan

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He's made another appearance:

An intriguing photo that popped up on social media earlier this week may show a legendary Bigfoot-like cryptid said to reside in Singapore. Reportedly posted on the Facebook page The NightRaiders, which is a group of individuals who explore locations in Singapore during the overnight hours, the image in question was said to have been taken at a nature preserve known as Drongo Trail. According to the post featuring the picture, their equipment specialist was testing some new devices in the jungle location when they spotted something rather strange and snapped a quick photograph.
https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/legendary-cryptid-spotted-in-singapore/
 

blessmycottonsocks

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Hmmm.... a quick Google reveals that the chief representative of the order primates on Singapore is the Macaque.
I've seen large Macaques standing bipedally (on Gibraltar - 2nd photo below) and, if the Bukit Timah photo isn't a hoax (a distinct possibility with a thrill-seeking group calling themselves The Nightraiders), turn the brightness down on the first macaque photo and it could conceivably be a match:

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kamalktk

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I lived there for a year in the 90's and still have friends there. While Singapore definitely has some dense jungle, I can't believe in any way there is a flesh and blood unidentified primate of that size there. Not enough uninhabited land, you can't be more than 1/2 a mile from human occupied land at the location of the sighting.

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There is simply not enough forested land on that small island to support a colony of large apes that have not been formally identified and classified.
 

Kondoru

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If a moggy can become a big cat...

...Then surely a monkey can become a wildman?
 

Lord Lucan

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Hmmm.... a quick Google reveals that the chief representative of the order primates on Singapore is the Macaque.
I've seen large Macaques standing bipedally (on Gibraltar - 2nd photo below) and, if the Bukit Timah photo isn't a hoax (a distinct possibility with a thrill-seeking group calling themselves The Nightraiders), turn the brightness down on the first macaque photo and it could conceivably be a match:

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Sign that macaque up to the WWE!
 
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