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Old 04-22-2014, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Usually it is only a gathering with foods and a short program ( dance, sing ), also some parlour games.. That's all. It is not like the 4th July celebration that has parade and fire works.
Yeah it's not like a huge parade going down Orchard Road is it? Sounds pretty low-key. I mean on Sundays you often see a lot of Filipino maids in Orchard Road anyway. Lucky Plaza is like Little Manila.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:08 AM
 
Location: singapore
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The point of choosing that time was to cause conflict and possibly heckle people participating in the parade. Who knows, it could get ugly? Are we going to start to see angry Singaporeans targeting Filipinos and other foreigners now?
Well if that helps in making potential immigrants who are considering to come to Singapore think twice It would be good.

Honestly foreign communities in Singapore should lie low till the anti immigrant sentiment eases ..

But it has taken away some of the heat and backlash and attention from the PRCs and Indians recently
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:12 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Yeah it's not like a huge parade going down Orchard Road is it? Sounds pretty low-key. I mean on Sundays you often see a lot of Filipino maids in Orchard Road anyway. Lucky Plaza is like Little Manila.
There was posters made publicising the event etc so it isn't exactly low key. Especially now with all the big hoo ha it has become
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well if that helps in making potential immigrants who are considering to come to Singapore think twice It would be good.

Honestly foreign communities in Singapore should lie low till the anti immigrant sentiment eases ..

But it has taken away some of the heat and backlash and attention from the PRCs and Indians recently
So you're saying hate and intimidation is the right way to discourage immigration and fix the problem?
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Lucky Plaza, Little Manila | tourist in my own land
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:12 AM
 
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Well if that helps in making potential immigrants who are considering to come to Singapore think twice It would be good.

Honestly foreign communities in Singapore should lie low till the anti immigrant sentiment eases ..

But it has taken away some of the heat and backlash and attention from the PRCs and Indians recently
And when will any anti-immigrant sentiment ease then? It's just a celebration and even Singapore's PM was surprised on why people are so harsh for something so minor and against people who had done nothing wrong. The backlash from the PRCs came from the Ferrari crashing a taxi and they are the ones who actually are buying so many properties in Singapore. The backlash from Indians came from the bus riots last year. Now, Singaporeans are targeting Filipinos just for planning an event for a national day celebration that is to occur two months after? Why is that a threat to Singaporeans? Yeah, your Filipino maid or your Filipino programmer are there on Orchard Road on a Sunday celebrating something you don't care about, how is that even comparable to any of the other two incidents?
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:34 AM
 
Location: singapore
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And when will any anti-immigrant sentiment ease then? It's just a celebration and even Singapore's PM was surprised on why people are so harsh for something so minor and against people who had done nothing wrong. The backlash from the PRCs came from the Ferrari crashing a taxi and they are the ones who actually are buying so many properties in Singapore. The backlash from Indians came from the bus riots last year. Now, Singaporeans are targeting Filipinos just for planning an event for a national day celebration that is to occur two months after? Why is that a threat to Singaporeans? Yeah, your Filipino maid or your Filipino programmer are there on Orchard Road on a Sunday celebrating something you don't care about, how is that even comparable to any of the other two incidents?
Our PM is surprised cos he is out of touch with Singaporeans, and we Singaporeans are not surprised he is surprised...
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:43 AM
 
Location: singapore
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So you're saying hate and intimidation is the right way to discourage immigration and fix the problem?
We tried the soft approach speaking up but it didn't work, the government refused to listen.

If we do not take more drastic measures, we are just awaiting more suffering and hardship. We are past caring whether it is right or wrong cos is there any better way to put it across ?
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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No To Philippines Independence Day At Ngee Ann City, Yes If Its Held In Public Parks | The Real Singapore
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:50 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Strong anti Phillipines Sentiment over Singapore lately-capture24.jpg

Well said by a foreigner in Singapore !!
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