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Old 11-01-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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Default Foreigner: Something is terribly wrong with Singapore

Yes, I agree with this FT issue despite being a foreigner.
Too many unacceptable foreigners are ruining Singapore for
locals and foreigners of high quality alike. I feel so sorry to
see how the Singapore of 2003 has ended up into a chaotic
city of 2010. I visited Singapore last September for days.
I was surprised to see a few things.

1. MRTs were so crowded and for the first time, I saw people
not being in queue and it was like a fight to enter.
I never saw this from 2003 to 2008. Dont even talk about Little India.
There is no place to stand there.

2. Everywhere I went, cinema counter, hotdog shop,
asia travel tourist bus ó itís all foreigners.
And, the bus driver knew not a word of English.

3. In the hotel where I stayed, most of the receptionists were foreigners.
And yet the porters who carried 20 kgs of luggage were 70 year old locals.
I was so embarrassed when the uncle insisted to carry my bag that I had
to tip him 10$. But that wonít change anything. A policy change is needed.
It was inhumane to treat elderly people like this. I saw a 80 year old man
cleaning plates at clementi food court. And no one cares. People are used to it.
But as asians, my wife and I felt very embarrassed.

4. Beneath all the gloss of Universal Studios and malls, there is something
terribly wrong with Singapore. There is total apathy for the less privileged
in the minds of the government and the well-off people, both locals and foreigners.
Singaporeans donít have much empathy for the less privileged too.

Being a foreigner, I do feel foreigners should get opportunities, but I agree
that the limit has been crossed. They are converting Singapore into a
third world city.

I donít know whether it is tough competition for flats, cars, foreign
education or what; but the human qualities are decreasing in Singapore
day by day. Compassion and empathy for the poor simply does not exist
anymore. It seems that people are so unsecured that they spend their
whole lives earning money by whatever means they can.
Itís no more a place of the middle to lower-middle class people.

I seriously hope that the government will reduce the number of foreigners
in Singapore and build policies to boost population and happiness of
locals and foreigners alike.

At the same time, I hope that Singaporeans learn from this experience of
what it means to struggle and treat the poorer foreigners like maids and
blue collar workers with more compassion and not exploit them.

Live and let liveÖ

.

DumDum

* This posting appeared in the thread, ďCivil servant bought Jurong resale
flat at nearly $500,000 out of fear of rising pricesĒ.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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Very weird, dun know why the gahmen let in so many kinds of internationals here to misunderstand each other.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:56 AM   #3
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should give the writer citizenship.
his empathy is resoundingly Singaporean.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:03 AM   #4
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should give the writer citizenship.
his empathy is resoundingly Singaporean.
Hahaha... Somehow I tend to sense tat behaviour has gone south aka his 3rd world country leh. I wanna migrate to ur homeland v soon, where price is still on par to 3rd world country.
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Hahaha... Somehow I tend to sense tat behaviour has gone south aka his 3rd world country leh. I wanna migrate to ur homeland v soon, where price is still on par to 3rd world country.
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i changing to pink ic soon & u changing to mycard
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liddat we exchange ICs easier
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:14 AM   #6
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i changing to pink ic soon & u changing to mycard
haizzzzzzzzz

liddat we exchange ICs easier
Lol... But, need to set up coy first. Not so easy.

See how lah, by then if got $$ drop fr sky then keep citizenship but stay there lor. 1U seems like a nice place. Or maybe some condo near the beach.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:18 AM   #7
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well , this guy seem know many little thing in SG .

btw good said for this writer .
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:17 AM   #8
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it's seems that not only Singaporeans are uncomfortable with the massive influx of FT but even the view of a foreigner states the same sentiments.

This leads me to think of 2 possibilties,it's either
no.1 ,the policy makers are really living in their ivory towers and losing touch on what's happening on the ground or

no.2 they know what's happening but chose to ignore it due to some hidden agenda
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should give the writer citizenship.
his empathy is resoundingly Singaporean.
I think this should put it on to the main page of the ST.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:56 AM   #10
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I think this should put it on to the main page of the ST.
Don't think so this will happen....unless the Editor is changing job soon....
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