Tiger Lim

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Lim Han Hu
PseudonymTiger Lim
Birth nameLim Han Hu
BornSeptember 5, 1974
Kuala Belait
Years active2007-present
Genres Broken-English
Notable works and rolesAuntie Driver Parking Fail (original) [1]
Website http://tigerlim.com

Tiger Lim, (born Lim Han Hu on September 5, 1974 in Kuala Belait) [2] [3] is Brunei's self-proclaimed No. 1 broken-English blogger and a YouTube comedian who shares his videos under the username tigerlim7673. [4] He is also a freelance sound engineer whose blog garners an average of 2000 viewers daily.

Kuala Belait Municipality and village in Belait, Brunei

Kuala Belait, officially known in Malay as Pekan Kuala Belait, is a town located in the westernmost part of Brunei, in Belait District. It is the second largest settlement in the country after Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei, and functions as the capital for the district. Kuala Belait is officially a municipality, as well as a village-level subdivision under the mukim or subdistrict of the same name. The postcode for Kuala Belait subdivision is KA1131.

Brunei Southeast Asian coastal sovereign state

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 423,196 in 2016.

YouTube Video-sharing service owned by Google

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Tiger Lim derived his nickname from his year of birth, the Year of the Tiger. [5] His video entitled Auntie Driver Parking Fail (original) [6] was amongst one of his first narrated videos, which subsequently received 10 different translations. As comedic as he is, Tiger Lim has also sparked controversial when he posted a bully video on his personal blog. The YouTube Chinese comedian has been interview by The Brunei Times, citing that he "talks about English, seriously."

The Brunei Times was an independent English-language daily compact broadsheet newspaper published in Brunei Darussalam from 2006 to 2016. It was owned by Brunei Times PLC.

tigerlim7673 channel

The first video posted on tigerlim7673 was "japan tv show", [7] on May 8, 2007. Tiger Lim started posting videos of himself narrating in a comedy style since 6 July 2009. His first narrated comedy video was Auntie Driver Parking Fail (original), [8] where he pokes fun at a lady's attempt at reversing into a parking space behind Ripas hospital. [9] The video has spread to different countries as far as Taiwan and Australia with more than 10 different versions uploaded by other YouTube users. [10] [11] [12] [13]

Taiwan Country in East Asia

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.7 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

He also recreated a subtitled version of Zek's minta maaf (my apology) video, a YouTube video of a young man named Zek from Brunei pleading forgiveness to his girlfriend. [14] Tiger re-edited the video and shortened it to 6 minutes, adding an English translation since many of the lines were delivered in Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language). [15]

Malay language Austronesian language

Malay is an Austronesian language spoken in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as parts of Thailand. A language of the Malays, it is spoken by 290 million people across the Strait of Malacca, including the coasts of the Malay Peninsula of Malaysia and the eastern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia and has been established as a native language of part of western coastal Sarawak and West Kalimantan in Borneo. It is also used as a trading language in the southern Philippines, including the southern parts of the Zamboanga Peninsula, the Sulu Archipelago and the southern predominantly Muslim-inhabited municipalities of Bataraza and Balabac in Palawan.


Tiger Lim stirred up a controversial story about a controversial video that he has posted on his popular blog. [16] The video was about a student bullying other students in a toilet. His chat box was then flooded with comments from public, mostly with mixed feelings. Tiger has his reasons for posting the video but came at a huge risk. The boy, RJ, was expelled. However, the management said that it was not based on the video or evidence (posted by Tiger Lim) but based on his poor disciplinary record in CHMS. [17]

In February 2011, David Deterding, [18] an Associate Professor at University Brunei Darussalam questioned and raised some linguistic questions [19] after reading some entries posted on his blog. He claimed that Tiger's use of informal, non-standard English was deliberate and he wonders how natural it was.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam national university in Brunei

Universiti Brunei Darussalam is the first university in Brunei. It was established in 1985 and has since become the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered.

Tiger Lim has stirred quite a number controversies in his own social media page, in November 2013 during his visit to Philippine, he took a picture of himself with number of Filipinos in the back and posted in Instagram that he'll be bringing Filipinos maid back. Hence stereotyping majority Filipinos as maid. As a result, a boycott page has been set up targeted Tiger Lim. [20] Tiger Lim also being continuously hit by public on some of his insensitive post.

YouTube Videos

Source: [21]

#Video TitleUniform Resource Locator (URL)Release date
1"Crazy Man In Brunei!!!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHf1UCJe3Oo June 27, 2009
2"Brunei 1st Yamaha Bikes Day" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8OJT6Y8Ews July 7, 2009
3"Brunei Fast And Furious Bus Driver" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9A4LipGnA August 7, 2009
4~ You Are So Beautiful~"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoAQsKrrsmk"September 12, 2009
5"Mosquito Bite My Baby!!!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_0GQY3qXOg September 19, 2009
6"JAM JAM JAM JAMMMMM.m4v" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hnA8MhWTWI January 20, 2010
7"Balls.m4v" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4gL45uw0ZQ February 2, 2010
8"DarKie To Darlie.m4v" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNKZGrBnYI8 February 8, 2010

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  12. Lim, Tiger (March 15, 2010). "REMIX Auntie Driver Parking Fail by DJ AvO (BravO)". bra13vo. Retrieved April 18, 2011.
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