A man navigating the flooded streets of a Chinese city managed to keep dry by strapping plastic stools to his feet.

A video recorded during the weekend in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, shows the man rising above his water-logged compatriots by using stilts made of plastic stools to stay over the water.

The scene earns laughter from onlookers.

"We all had the same nine-year compulsory education. What made him so outstanding?" a man says in the video.