your "definition"...not minex9200 wrote:I typically associate this term with skilled or semi-skilled foreigners and their families. There is no race nor country of origin factor in it. Comparing to other migrant workers the economical factor is also present but indirectly. The line goes probably over the point where one moves to a foreign country to address her/his basic living needs (have enough money for basic living) and those who do it based on further improvements of their financial situation or career or just because they chose so.
Did you ever wonder why the National War Memorial (next to the Padang) has four pillars representing Singapore's main races, not three?TryingTBBMom wrote:and correct me if I am wrong, Singapore is a country made up of Chinese, Malay and Indian. Basically when Singapore became a country these are the 3 sub nationalities that made up the majority. Now if Singaporeans want to duke it out on who was here first than feel free and if I am wrong I sincerely apologies for my ignorance.
Wd40 wrote:Like I said in my 1st reply in this thread, the
global definition of expat is not valid in Singapore. Here we have different terms:
What you call expat in the global context, are just refered to as "blardy foreigners" here
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