S'pore blogger's post about $23,000 SIA Suites Class goes viral -- but gets called out for plagiarism

2 October 2014 / 2 years 3 weeks ago

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Over the past few days, you would have probably frothed, salivated, grew jealous and then cursed under your breath over blogger Derek Low’s review of a luxurious $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class trip he flew on from Singapore to New York.

If I ever had to pay that much for a plane, it better have a stopover in heaven.

The story was basking in glorious social media limelight but is now burning online for all the wrong reasons.

Why? Derek apparently plagiarised parts of his review from various sources and the original writers have sniffed him out for it.

Hell hath no fury like the online anti-plagarism brigade released. They tore his story down to shreds and found entire chunks where content was obviously taken from other blogs with no mention of where Derek got it from

Maybe he was bankrupt with words after the pricey trip. Some of the sentences matched word for word (see gallery).

It doesn’t end there.  When the social media mob unleashed their thoughts, pointing out the discrepancies on his website and Facebook page, he apparently deleted their comments and blocked some users.

Yes, the original author called him out and had his comments deleted. The original author was also blocked from accessing the page.

According to Dailyjambo.com, some of the photos in Derek's blog post were grabbed from other sources and authors too.

Derek has not apologised or responded to the incident.

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