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Are Singaporeans Materialistic?

Post by stephaniechaunte » Fri, 28 Feb 2014 9:09 pm

Hi! I am conducting an online questionnaire to study materialistic behaviour in Singapore. It will be a huge favour if you could spare me 3 minutes to complete this survey!

The link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQ93H2H

Thank you so much!

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Post by pisceangirl » Fri, 28 Feb 2014 9:15 pm

I looked at your survey questions- AND you expect to find a representative sample on an "Expats" forum? :lol:

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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 28 Feb 2014 9:22 pm

Ofcourse yes, Singaporeans are materialistic and spend too much attention on how they look. Have a read at the beauty section on the number of people who want to go to South Korea(which I think is another materialistic country) to do Plastic Surgery to look beautiful. In America only a Michael Jackson would do it, that gives you an idea how materialistic Singaporeans are :lol:

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Post by pisceangirl » Fri, 28 Feb 2014 9:56 pm

Hahaha @ Mods for moving this to a "relevant" sub forum!

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Post by PNGMK » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:39 am

Yes.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 1:15 am

Buy me a motorcycle and then I'll think about your survey.
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Post by BillyB » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:05 am

This could be fun....

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 10:27 am

I ain't gonna touch this one with a barge-pole unless somebody buys me an new Omega! :cool:
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Post by nutnut » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 2:31 pm

The answer is more one of ethnicity than one of nationality.

I find Chinese Singaporeans to be materialistic, I don't see that of Indian and Malay Singaporeans so much.

Likewise, if you go to China, materialism is very typical.
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Post by Wd40 » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 2:58 pm

I heard someone on television who travelled to China say, that Chinese dont believe in God, the only thing they believe in is money.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 8:00 pm

nutnut wrote:The answer is more one of ethnicity than one of nationality.

I find Chinese Singaporeans to be materialistic, I don't see that of Indian and Malay Singaporeans so much.

Likewise, if you go to China, materialism is very typical.
idk man! Dangle some gold in front of an Indian and watch them drool, my countrymen are greedy and they want it all..
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Post by nakatago » Sun, 02 Mar 2014 8:23 am

nutnut wrote:The answer is more one of ethnicity than one of nationality.

I find Chinese Singaporeans to be materialistic, I don't see that of Indian and Malay Singaporeans so much.

Likewise, if you go to China, materialism is very typical.
Haven't you heard? Singapore is in China; so by extension.....

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Post by nutnut » Sun, 02 Mar 2014 3:31 pm

being greedy for gold and being materialistic (i.e. judging others and your success by possessions) is not really the same thing.

Ah, yes, Singapore part of PRC.
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Post by pisceangirl » Sun, 02 Mar 2014 9:59 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I ain't gonna touch this one with a barge-pole unless somebody buys me an new Omega! :cool:
Headline News: Online survey attempts indicate Expats are more materialistic than Singaporeans. Singaporeans will queue up for a survey when offered a free scoop of ice cream but these expats want new Omegas! :twisted:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 02 Mar 2014 10:16 pm

Yeah, but they will get into fist fights (doctors & lawyers) in McD's and break down the glass doors in Micky D's just to get the free Hello Kitty dolls (these are guys, mind you!). I'd patiently wait for quite a which for a free Omega. See, I'm not that materialistic, I didn't ask for a Lolex! And I bought an HDB without COV. :lol:

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