Whoever painted this road marking at Nicoll Highway just made an ass of himself

A road marking along Sims Way has certainly gotten a lot of attention from motorists recently -- but not because of its intended purpose.

Read as "Nicoll U'pass", the marking indicated the direction of a new vehicle underpass linking the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) to Nicoll Highway.

However, the apostrophe as well as the space separating the letters "U" and "P" were relatively small -- leading people to see the marking as "up ass" instead.

On Apr 7, the The Monitor SG Facebook page posted a picture of the unfortunate road sign and said, "Nicoll sure has an interesting fetish. Tsk tsk tsk."

They also shared a link to an article on their website with the headline, "Nicoll is a naughty girl."

This led to netizens cracking even more jokes about the marking, proving that Singapore is not an anal uptight country.

One user commented, "Going in through the exit, maybe?" to which Monitor SG replied, "Enter from the back."

According to The Straits Times, the road marking has since been painted over to read "Nicoll H'way" instead.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said these were temporary markings that have been updated and replaced with new ones, as motorists have become more familiar with the new road network.