Singapore Superhero: Batman Bin Suparman

Posted on April 3, 2008

You should never judge a book by its cover, but what if that book turned out to be a comic? Batman Bin Suparman might not be a joke, but his name sure is.

In Singapore, English is the most widely used language and all names are translated or converted to English when their Birth Certificate is issued.

Singapore Superhero: Batman Bin Suparman picture

On May 13, 1990, this young man was blessed with being named after two superheroes: Batman and Superman.

Unfortunately we were unable to find the boy for comment, as no one seems to know his alter egos…

(Thx to WishBone)

Singapore Superhero: Batman Bin Suparman picture
Sun Tzu has spent about 7 years in Asia traveling through Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. A true fan of everything that is weird and strange, he decides in the end what is displayed and published on this site. Sun has previous experience writing for numerous print mags such as XLR8R, URB, and Movement Magazine.
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187 comments
Imani Murry
Imani Murry

his name is Batman Bin Suparman! ROFLCAKES!

Kraiee
Kraiee

ok seriously, this ID is not photoshop or whatsoever..Its a genuine ID..and this person is still living..Well, i know about it cause he's 1 of my friend..

Mr.xxx
Mr.xxx

marriage (fiancee іѕ Laotian), I wіll have а cоuѕіn named James Bond аnd George Bush. Of cоursе, if yоu call George Bush bу George Bush, hе will onlу stare at you. Black Friday Nikon D5100

P20 sun cream
P20 sun cream

LOL. This is hilarious and has made my morning.

TIM
TIM

Hi alls His name is so unique !! And his parent must be super heroes Big Fan.

Rakyat
Rakyat

What a coincidence - born on 13th May. A very deadful day in Malaysia's, Singapore's neighbour, history (In 1969, there were ethnic killings in Malaysia). If Batman and dad were around that day, he'd have saved the day

A Singaporean
A Singaporean

Guys, any of you who say it's photoshopped obviously haven't seen a Singaporean I/C before. Ignorants.

Asmara
Asmara

Super man or " Supar man" lolzzzzzzz

Serious Shepherd
Serious Shepherd

Photoshopped? I doubt it. Even the Jawi script spelling says it's Batman. Suparman is indeed a Javanese name. Wonder what are the names of Suparman's kids?

Ricky
Ricky

I was laughing for hours. OMG.

Damian
Damian

His son will be Robin bin Batman!

@Priestaza
@Priestaza

hey the last name, suparman, is one of javanese common name, and it's often used in indonesia

issactay
issactay

To those GENIUS out there who say that this IC is photoshopped, sorry but you are wrong. He is a REAL person and his IC was photographed when he finally completed his compulsory National Service in Singapore got back his IC (singapore kept your IC for 2 years during the service). So to celebrate his newfound freedom his campmates took a picture of his IC. I know this because my friend is one of his campmate. Sad to say, he currently works as a pizza hut delivery boy. The link below is the ORIGINAL photo taken. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2348914&...

Lovepoemsquotes
Lovepoemsquotes

Isn't that something......it's really weird but what ya gonna do!

lawyerdude666
lawyerdude666

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Kid applied for a name change. He CHOSE to forever be known as an uberdork. All ya have to do is Google it, folks. No Photoshopping involved, sorry to disappoint the "it's a fake" howlers.

logomotto
logomotto

My wife knows how to read jawi. She said it's the correct name.. Not photoshopped.

Arky
Arky

maybe he should continue the tradition by naming his future son, spaidarman lol

batman
batman

what a cruel parents!

Pwner_Hamid
Pwner_Hamid

"Bin" means "son of" in Arabic, which means his name is Batman son of Suparman... OMG!!! BATAMAN IS SUPERMAN'S SON!!!

zoon
zoon

I have a feeling that the pronounciation is probably "Baht-Mun bin Soo-Par-Mun"... But he might be worse off with taunts of "Butt Man"...

asdf
asdf

its his birthday today

maria agwanta
maria agwanta

i don't understand why some laugh at this? is this something funny? or do i have a small brain why i don't get what makes it funny? or........is it the people who makes this such a big deal are the one with small brain? "Son of who d'hell" or whatever, they don't deserve this .....humilation.

DiAmONd AzYaNnA
DiAmONd AzYaNnA

BoTh FaThEr n SoN's NaMe ReFLeCtS ThEiR PeRsOnALiTy.. ThAt Is UNIQUE !

Norbert
Norbert

When I was living in metropolitan jakarta, which i think is in java in indonesa. i felt so proud to have Suparman as my driver. Yes that was his name.

ass sandwich
ass sandwich

if you go off of the Arabic writing here, it should be Batman bin Sufarman, but maybe things are pronounced differently in Javanese...

Devita Victorina
Devita Victorina

Now you're all know that Javanesse is a very strong and powerful ethnic. So, beware of us! America ? They robbed Batman & Suparman from Javanesse!! Fly.....Fly.....Fly....Batman ! Fly.....Fly.....Fly....Superman ! Haa...ha...ha.....

TN
TN

Happy birthday, superhero super-mishmash!

Lappo
Lappo

This funny name also makes sense in Cantonese. It means something like: “Batman becomes Superman” or “Batman changes himself to be Superman”

seetow
seetow

HAHHAHAHA i just ran a search on friendster for this guy and there really is a profile! HAAHHAHAHHA

ricki
ricki

lol......wow....bin stands for "son of" so this guy is " BATMAN" SON OF "SUPERMAN" !....

Quiz on Facebook
Quiz on Facebook

That boy is probably the coolest cat at he has ever encountered someone call comissioner gourdon

shockwave
shockwave

It's a bat It's a plane It's Suparman

CBO
CBO

The arabic letters also say that the name is Batman son of Suparman.

ripa
ripa

I don't think it's fake. I have another copy of the image (with large resolution). And if someone is feeling uncomfortable about his ID card number not shown, I can actually see the last four digits in my copy.

Algo
Algo

Who do u think's the mama? Human genes prevail over Krypyonians...

sars
sars

I worked for a non profit org. that taught English as a second language, and we had a day care there so parents could learn and not be distracted. There was a little Thai boy we took care of named "Spiderman". When his mom was done for the day she would run in and start yelling for him "SPIDERMAN SPIIDERMMAN!!!!!!!!!!!" She did this everyday.

Megan
Megan

im guessing the next of kin is going to be... robin bin batman... wuhu!

michelle
michelle

I spotted this guy a couple of weeks ago. He's working at serangoon central mcdonalds night shift. :) i remember it clearly cause i was trying not to laugh at his "suparman" nametag

logan
logan

He must go through so much shit every time he goes through security. No one would believe him.

mario man
mario man

hahaha... 2 super heroes become 1 name... how can everybody call him??? hehehehe

Português
Português

Analfabeto, é piá... mas fudeu mesmo.

Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu

Yeah i removed the number because i was emailed some information that led me to believe the visible number could be tracked, even with the last 4 only. I like a good laugh but i am not going to publish someones personal identification numbers.