Going viral TikTok between deliveries, Grab rider and comedian ‘Ar Ar’ charmed netizens with his broken tangerine. – Screenshot by TikTok @pakwerrangers405

By Jared Wee

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:08 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 – The life of a Grab pilot can be tedious at times.

Especially when you’re waiting for orders to arrive or hanging around outside restaurants to pick up orders.

A Sarawak cyclist found a solution: take humorous videos and post them on TikTok.

The rider, who is known as Khairul or ‘Ar Ar’, recently went viral when he spoke some supposedly Cantonese gibberish to an ignorant hawker uncle, and posted on his comedic account, Pakwe Rangers.

@pakwerangers405 itu tokey memang tidal dapat tido fikir apa dia cakap….#sarawaktiktok #fypシ #fyp #tiktokmalaysia#tiktok original sound – PAKWE_RANGERS405

Earlier, in another viral video, Khairul also spoke Bahasa rojak to a Chinese customer at a restaurant while laughing at his own jokes.

@pakwerangers405 bila aku cakap bahasa cina….org cina sendiri x faham apa aku cakap…#kuchingtiktok #fypシ #tiktoksarawak #fyp bunyi asal – pakwerangers405 – PAKWE_RANGERS405

“The two viral videos were made entirely spontaneously,” Khairul told Malay Mail.

“In Sarawak nobody really cares about race, we all speak a little bit of each other’s language, Chinese, Tamil and Malay.”

He usually hangs out with fans of his comedy group, Pakwe Rangers, and will somehow come up with random jokes and skits.

Inspiration struck when the rider was in the middle of a coffee break with a friend and saw a Chinese peddler stand vendor.

“I politely asked the uncle if I could film him in the cafe and he agreed, then I did my part.”

Online commenters were tickled by the Chinese uncle’s confusion, pointing out the ridiculousness of the spoken broken Cantonese.

“I don’t want to make fun of the Chinese language, it’s just what little I know,” the pilot said.

“I make stupid jokes to make people laugh online. It’s not that deep.”

When he’s not touring as a Grab food pilot, Khairul is emcee and does comedy for weddings, corporate events and product launches.

As a comedy duo, Pakwe Rangers, Khairul performed with his partner Mohammad Norazizul and won second place in the 2019 Bakat Kamek competition.