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Old 05-28-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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In an earlier post I asked how Filipino immigrants or "guest workers" are treated in the nations to which they migrate. I wonder if the OP's opinion reflects that of a majority of Singaporeans.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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New YOrk and NEw YOrkers are more gracious welcoming of immigrants so what ? We are SIngapore .. We are suffering from overcrowding and don't want any more immigrants at least that is what public sentiment is ..
You are suffering from overcrowding and New York City isn't? Even more specifically, Manhattan isn't?

Let's just be honest. Singapore is sort of a backwoods country. Opening up for economic liberalization doesn't mean that the people's mores have changed. It doesn't matter that the relative degree of affluence Singapore has in recent years has been the availability of cheap labor from neighboring countries and massive foreign direct investment from other countries--nah, don't be grateful for that.

Hopefully Thailand makes that canal and cuts Singapore out of the entrepot trade. Then with this rash of xenophobia driving out foreign laborers and talent, Singapore can finally have its foreigner-free populace.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: singapore
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You are suffering from overcrowding and New York City isn't? Even more specifically, Manhattan isn't?

Let's just be honest. Singapore is sort of a backwoods country. Opening up for economic liberalization doesn't mean that the people's mores have changed. It doesn't matter that the relative degree of affluence Singapore has in recent years has been the availability of cheap labor from neighboring countries and massive foreign direct investment from other countries--nah, don't be grateful for that.

Hopefully Thailand makes that canal and cuts Singapore out of the entrepot trade. Then with this rash of xenophobia driving out foreign laborers and talent, Singapore can finally have its foreigner-free populace.
Well, having less foreigners is what Singaporeans want and if the consequences are bad, it is our choice and we will just have to live with it and accept it..
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:11 PM
 
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Hope you don't take it the wrong way but..

GIRL, YOU SOUND LIKE A ONE MAN FOX NEWS CHANNEL.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: singapore
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Hope you don't take it the wrong way but..

GIRL, YOU SOUND LIKE A ONE MAN FOX NEWS CHANNEL.
If i were the only one not happy with the event, would it have been cancelled?

The organiser received ugly call from Singapore some members of the public till they had to not take calls for a day or two as they had no caller id and did not know where the calls were from..
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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New YOrk and NEw YOrkers are more gracious welcoming of immigrants so what ? We are SIngapore .. We are suffering from overcrowding and don't want any more immigrants at least that is what public sentiment is ..
It cannot be an exclusive city-state in a globalized world. SG is portrayed is a global city...right?
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:04 AM
 
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A backward trending global city? I hope not, we love our neighbor asean little brother but if this kind of mentality continues welcome to doomsday...
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:52 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Well, having less foreigners is what Singaporeans want and if the consequences are bad, it is our choice and we will just have to live with it and accept it..
And I totally acknowledge that. I'm just saying that for a country of little resources that it's hilarious so many want the kind of exclusivity that you're asking for.

You say Singapore is overcrowded, but compared to an actual world city like NYC, Singapore is not so dense at all (and compared to Manhattan, it's hilarious).

Yes, you say that fewer foreigners is what you want, but the basic fact is that starting from the 90s and possibly earlier, Singapore had nothing without cheap foreign labor from the surrounding countries and foreign direct investment from wealthier countries. Without that, Singapore has little and doing cowardly calls to these event organizers with anonymous threats (good for you, gutless masses!), then you will really have nothing to ride on when the neighboring countries get the low-hanging fruits Singapore itself has taken in the past decades. Sure, **** them off, and let yourselves be accountable for bad relations for the consequences. The only sad point is for the Chinese ancestry neighbors of countries around you who get to strike as another example of Chinese screwing over the natives.

Speaking of natives, there is so little to stand on for Singaporean Chinese, but rather than acknowledging that, go ahead and talk about nativism for Singapore and see how far that conversation goes for a mostly immigrant population where the majority is barely a century old if that.

Obviously this is all fine and Singapore can vote for this. Realize this has further ramifications is all I can say, and see where ignoring that goes for you guys. Might be great.

All in all, no one cares. Cut a canal through Thailand and what's the point of Singapore anymore?

Stay there. Don't even come to NYC and pollute the city with your small-minded bigotry. Keep it local! It's great!
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I don't know if this is a Singaporean newspaper, but this is interesting.

Singapore
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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I wonder what happens when those 100,000 Filipino domestic helpers leave Singapore ??? Will the Singaporean women be able to do the jobs of those Filipino domestic helpers ?
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