Even funnier to see him being played by a Hong Kong actor famous for cool action movies when I was growing up.
Yes, I know that the movie is merely a figment of one's imagination, but it was still pretty surreal to see Hollywood's depiction of Singapore, albeit who knows how long ago.
A few things I learnt about Singapore from Pirates:
- Singapore looks like the Asian version of Venice.
- The pirate lord of Singapore speaks English in a distinctive Hong Kong accent.
- Singapore's actually such an important city it warrants its own pirate lord, as does Tokyo, Paris and what looks like Saudi Arabia or something like that.
- Singaporeans then wore corsets (ok, that was learnt from Pirates 1)