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Old 05-11-2014, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Empire State of Philly
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I think there's anti-foreigners hostility everywhere. I traveled a lot and yes, whether you are in Europe or in North America, some places are very anti-foreigners. But you can't generalize and apply it to an entire nation.

Now, what is going on in Singapore is that most nationals are afraid of "foreigners" trying to "steal" their jobs because they have better qualifications. That's the reason why there is a strong bias towards foreigners and expats.

I have some friends who went to Singapore and found people there to be very welcoming. I can only assume the lady who posted these two comments is one of those people who dislike foreigners, hence her comment. I'll choose whatever country I please. I'm not intending on becoming a permanent resident, so you're cool.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:48 AM
 
Location: singapore
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I think there's anti-foreigners hostility everywhere. I traveled a lot and yes, whether you are in Europe or in North America, some places are very anti-foreigners. But you can't generalize and apply it to an entire nation.

Now, what is going on in Singapore is that most nationals are afraid of "foreigners" trying to "steal" their jobs because they have better qualifications. That's the reason why there is a strong bias towards foreigners and expats.

I have some friends who went to Singapore and found people there to be very welcoming. I can only assume the lady who posted these two comments is one of those people who dislike foreigners, hence her comment. I'll choose whatever country I please. I'm not intending on becoming a permanent resident, so you're cool.
We will not be nasty or hostile to foreigners including Chinese or even Indians as long as they do not behave badly..

It is true that most whte expats live ok.. 99% of them.. 2 cases on recent times where white expats have gotten and irritated SIngaporeans..just be careful
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: singapore
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I think a minority are like that. I think most Singaporeans would be quite pleasant and welcoming to a foreign worker in a professional field.
So are you also thinking of coming to work In Singapore ??
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:22 AM
 
Location: singapore
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I think there's anti-foreigners hostility everywhere. I traveled a lot and yes, whether you are in Europe or in North America, some places are very anti-foreigners. But you can't generalize and apply it to an entire nation.

Now, what is going on in Singapore is that most nationals are afraid of "foreigners" trying to "steal" their jobs because they have better qualifications. That's the reason why there is a strong bias towards foreigners and expats.

I have some friends who went to Singapore and found people there to be very welcoming. I can only assume the lady who posted these two comments is one of those people who dislike foreigners, hence her comment. I'll choose whatever country I please. I'm not intending on becoming a permanent resident, so you're cool.
Anyway if and when you do come to Singapore for work, if you want to maybe we can meet up for a coffee or a chat..

I guess the same applies no matter where you to , as a 'guest' in a foreign country, the following applies

Do not complain about locals
Do not criticise
Do not be arrogant
Do not do uncivilised acts
Do not talk loudly wherever you go
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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So are you also thinking of coming to work In Singapore ??
Not in the short-term, but it's possibility in the future for maybe 2-3 years. Do you think the fact I was a Singaporean citizen who renounced his citizenship will be looked upon negatively?
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I would consider elsewhere. Singapore is a remarkably dull place with remarkably dull people.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Empire State of Philly
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I would consider elsewhere. Singapore is a remarkably dull place with remarkably dull people.
Really?
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:00 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Really?
If you have not even visited Singapore before , I would suggest you visit and see if you like the place before putting yourself into a longer commitment ..
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Not in the short-term, but it's possibility in the future for maybe 2-3 years. Do you think the fact I was a Singaporean citizen who renounced his citizenship will be looked upon negatively?
I can't say for sure but i doubt the citizenship issue would be important .

But first of all, do not complain about SIngaporeans in Singapore,
And do not criticise the way we do things , our policies whatever..

Even if you do not like the smell of or public transport , keep it to yourself
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Anyway, the hospitality that you may receive as a foreigner can be pretty customary , superficial . Of course there are still cases of real friendliness ..
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