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Should I move to Singapore?

Post by BimalP » Wed, 12 Jan 2005 2:48 am

Hi all,

I have been reading through your post in this forum. I have been a offered a fantastic opportunity to move to Singapore. I am a single 26 year old, originally from London-England, but I am currently a Expat in Amsterdam-Netherlands.
I am still considering the offer, and I was hoping some people out there can share their experiences?
I am looking to know the following:
*Where is the best place to live for a young single guy?
*How is the socialising scope in Singapore (ie are the local's generally OK with foreigners) ?
*How is the living cost like, or what is the average salary there?

I hope you can share what your general perception of life in Singapore is like!

Regards

Guest

Post by Guest » Thu, 13 Jan 2005 2:00 am

Christ at your age, you don't know what your missing!!!

There is plenty of fine looking talent here, and the locals are fine, just show them the respect they deserve.

None of the yanky doodle dandy, we rule the world kind of stuff! Christ they make you puke!!! No wonder the worlds in a mess!

Sick of US bagging!

Friend to all...

Post by Sick of US bagging! » Thu, 13 Jan 2005 6:32 am

I'm sick of hearing the insults that are thrown at the Americans! I am infact an Australian, so I have nothing to gain here!

Through my personal experiences, I have usually found American's to be down to earth, yes you may find some bad eggs... but want nationality doesn't have them!

I'm sick of this forum being used to slag off any nationality, whether American or Singaporean.

It's people with attitudes like "guests", that cause the mess in the world!

thanks!

Re: Friend to all...

Post by thanks! » Thu, 13 Jan 2005 9:41 am

Sick of US bagging! wrote:I'm sick of hearing the insults that are thrown at the Americans! I am infact an Australian, so I have nothing to gain here!

Through my personal experiences, I have usually found American's to be down to earth, yes you may find some bad eggs... but want nationality doesn't have them!

I'm sick of this forum being used to slag off any nationality, whether American or Singaporean.

It's people with attitudes like "guests", that cause the mess in the world!
Thanks -- it's nice to know that some people from other countries notice and disapprove of the (sometimes) constant bagging on the US and Americans. :)

argh

wot?!

Post by argh » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 12:32 pm

Tired of reading angry tirades from uneducated, drunk American males? Bored of their lack of understanding and confused views on the rest of the world? Somewhat amused but ultimately saddened by the fact they are totally unaware of the dogma with which they have been smacked silly since they were farted out of their slack mother’s womb? Send me an email now and I will curse their belligerent, misguided ways, their porcine, oleaginous faces, their overbearing, imperious manner and their vulgar, vociferous, blaring voices. Send me an email request and I will grab the nearest yank and discuss with them their bogus idea of cultural imperialism and tell him in no uncertain terms that it is really tied up with phantasmagorical notions of ‘choice’ and ‘freedom’. I will shout; "Freedom of speech?" "Freedom of choice?" then explain that it is hiding under a mire of politically enforced dogma. They are stuck in this vortex of their own shit doctrine they’ve created to rob and con each other whilst smiling ‘have a nice freak day’. All you freak yanks ever talk about is your (admittedly confused idea of) freedom and freedom of speech when all you really want to do is bully people into silence. They are a nation built upon ignorance and maintained by blind consumption. Everything you stuff into your fat super-sized faces is manufactured in impoverished countries you don’t even know exist.... let alone have visited. You are the most superficially religious country on the face of this planet but your lives are the very antithesis to the Christian ethos. The world’s police? Do you have love for the people living in artificial economic depression forced upon them by trade embargoes established by your corrupt government for their own political ends? The world is riddled with pollution.... global warming is a REALITY.... the USA REFUSES TO SIGN THE KYOTO TREATY. The USA is aggressively employing a policy of international imperialism. Cultural diversity is nearly a thing of the past with your support for the invasion of militarily inferior countries with resources you can usurp. You are creating a horrid, merciless and futureless world of hate and intolerance. For £5 I will give them a Chinese burn and run away.

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Re: wot?!

Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 1:03 pm

argh wrote:Tired of reading angry tirades from uneducated, drunk American males?
No, I'm tired of cultural and nationalistic snobbery. Your broadbrush smear of all Americans smacks of the same sort of bigotry inherent in the 'isms'... sexism, racism... that your intellectually effete self no doubt abhors. Have you yourself been hitting the sauce to excess prior to posting?

What purpose does your pathetic effluvia serve, other than perhaps as a release of your misdirected anger towards the world?

It might be wise for you to wake up and consider evaluating each individual on his or her own merits. I'm an American and I judge that Bush will go down in history as the worst president ever elected. I am fortunate that except for a small minority (who come from all races and nationalities), I am not condemed personally because my country is being led by a president that I did not elect.

The point is that there is a vast difference between the actions of a government and the people that live in the country. Might I point out that it was Tony Blair that gave Bush the cover of a "coalition"? Does this say anything meaningful about individual Brits? Not that I can see.

I do hope you'll do something about that anger and bigotry.

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Re: wot?!

Post by PhantomX » Sat, 15 Jan 2005 10:11 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
argh wrote:Tired of reading angry tirades from uneducated, drunk American males?
No, I'm tired of cultural and nationalistic snobbery. Your broadbrush smear of all Americans smacks of the same sort of bigotry inherent in the 'isms'... sexism, racism... that your intellectually effete self no doubt abhors. Have you yourself been hitting the sauce to excess prior to posting?

What purpose does your pathetic effluvia serve, other than perhaps as a release of your misdirected anger towards the world?

It might be wise for you to wake up and consider evaluating each individual on his or her own merits. I'm an American and I judge that Bush will go down in history as the worst president ever elected. I am fortunate that except for a small minority (who come from all races and nationalities), I am not condemed personally because my country is being led by a president that I did not elect.

The point is that there is a vast difference between the actions of a government and the people that live in the country. Might I point out that it was Tony Blair that gave Bush the cover of a "coalition"? Does this say anything meaningful about individual Brits? Not that I can see.

I do hope you'll do something about that anger and bigotry.

Precisely my sentiments! He is as bad as he makes you guys out to be.
This slagging has to stop. We don't make others look bad no matter how badly we feel about them by practising the very 'skills' that we accuse them of. Its syllogism turned on its head. It may vent the spleen but is very very bad for the brain :!: It's basically moronic

Guest

Post by Guest » Sun, 16 Jan 2005 10:48 pm

F...ing hell is all I can say about 'arghs' post. Don't go there folks, don't go there. I know a fanatic when I see one. All as bad as each other. Don't fuel this persons hatred.
Not a local by the way, and allowed to comment on my countryman's rubbish diatribe.

Global Citizen

Re: wot?!

Post by Global Citizen » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:15 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
argh wrote:Tired of reading angry tirades from uneducated, drunk American males?
The point is that there is a vast difference between the actions of a government and the people that live in the country. Might I point out that it was Tony Blair that gave Bush the cover of a "coalition"? Does this say anything meaningful about individual Brits? Not that I can see.

I do hope you'll do something about that anger and bigotry.

Good points, Strong Eagle and no I'm not American.

"argh" seems to be suffering from a case of the pot calling the kettle black!

Still Tired of It

Post by Still Tired of It » Wed, 30 Mar 2005 1:10 pm

Well, we don't have to be so specific to the US in our slagging. Aussies, Brits, Kiwis...wherever you come from.... Whenever you travel anywhere that has a different culture/lifestyle to what you are used to, you need to make some ccultural compromises and allowances. You cannot expect everyone else to change for you.

If you really cannot make the compromise or are altogether unhappy, then why bother staying? You always have the option to leave.

So...some of you westerners find Singaporeans rude. What a load of boll**ks. I find it more rude to get racial abuse shouted at you whilst walking down the street, or stones thrown at you cos you are not white. So, some of you might have experienced some racial indifference towards you in SG, eh? So what? Is that all? Not very nice when you are on the receiving end of racial "unpleasantries", however slight. But get realistic about what you have got, and what foreigners get in yur home countries.

Gary Numan

Post by Gary Numan » Sat, 02 Apr 2005 10:41 am

I get the feeling that the angry tirade against Americans was aware that it was generalising. Anyone intelligent enough to point out such obvious flaws of the American system must surely be aware that it would not precisely sum up all Americans.

However, if it is arguing against the political structure and the current president then seeing as the majority of the country voted him back in they must be held accountable for his leadership.

There was a level of humour in the rant which I would hope at least shows a certain tongue-in-cheek idiom used.

Nevertheless, I do agree that not all Americans are accurately described in the above anti-American, emotional outburst. However, I do think it wise to see some level of truth in these, admittedly over-generalising words.

Guest

Re: wot?!

Post by Guest » Mon, 04 Apr 2005 11:35 am

argh wrote:Tired of reading angry tirades from uneducated, drunk American males? Bored of their lack of understanding and confused views on the rest of the world? Somewhat amused but ultimately saddened by the fact they are totally unaware of the dogma with which they have been smacked silly since they were farted out of their slack mother’s womb? Send me an email now and I will curse their belligerent, misguided ways, their porcine, oleaginous faces, their overbearing, imperious manner and their vulgar, vociferous, blaring voices. Send me an email request and I will grab the nearest yank and discuss with them their bogus idea of cultural imperialism and tell him in no uncertain terms that it is really tied up with phantasmagorical notions of ‘choice’ and ‘freedom’. I will shout; "Freedom of speech?" "Freedom of choice?" then explain that it is hiding under a mire of politically enforced dogma. They are stuck in this vortex of their own shit doctrine they’ve created to rob and con each other whilst smiling ‘have a nice freak day’. All you freak yanks ever talk about is your (admittedly confused idea of) freedom and freedom of speech when all you really want to do is bully people into silence. They are a nation built upon ignorance and maintained by blind consumption. Everything you stuff into your fat super-sized faces is manufactured in impoverished countries you don’t even know exist.... let alone have visited. You are the most superficially religious country on the face of this planet but your lives are the very antithesis to the Christian ethos. The world’s police? Do you have love for the people living in artificial economic depression forced upon them by trade embargoes established by your corrupt government for their own political ends? The world is riddled with pollution.... global warming is a REALITY.... the USA REFUSES TO SIGN THE KYOTO TREATY. The USA is aggressively employing a policy of international imperialism. Cultural diversity is nearly a thing of the past with your support for the invasion of militarily inferior countries with resources you can usurp. You are creating a horrid, merciless and futureless world of hate and intolerance. For £5 I will give them a Chinese burn and run away.

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Hahahahaha - brilliant and very 'in-your-face'. Funny, with loads of accurate views - albeit portrayed in an aggro manner. :P

Love it.

Clever man/woman who wrote this piece.


Now - the OP asked some questions and my only reply would be:

Try it. At your age, what have you got to lose? :)


Everything you stuff into your fat super-sized faces is manufactured in impoverished countries you don’t even know exist....


Hahahahaha - brilliant. A nice giggle on a miserable day. To the others: lighten up a bit and read the last sentence:
For £5 I will give them a Chinese burn and run away.


Hahaha 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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missing the point

Post by guest11113 » Wed, 13 Apr 2005 7:19 pm

The poor guy just wanted to know what you thought about him moving to Singapore, not about how much everyone hated americans...

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Post by Wham » Mon, 18 Apr 2005 2:23 pm

BimalP,
Don't let all of these long winded answers disuade you into thinking that there are a bunch of ego maniacs wasting a lot of time sitting around over here debating the future of the world - because there are not. However, there are a lot of guys having the TIME OF THEIR LIVES because this is an excellent place to work and live - and words cannot describe the amount of fun any reasonably respectful young man can have here. I came here for the first time when i was 27 and it took me 13 years to find a way to come back. I promise - you WILL like it here.
OH - and the bone head with the polital gripes near the top of the page - - prob just got dumped for the 10th time for being a miserable complainer and he will be unhappy no matter where he lives.

rosie

Post by rosie » Mon, 18 Apr 2005 6:20 pm

BimaIP,

As Wham said, you'd like this place. Locals are bascially very friendly and helpful. You will be surprised that there are many many foriegners living in this country. You won't be alone.

A young man like your age, I think you'd like to live close to the city such as Orchard area. About the average salary, it's difficult to give any idea. About the living cost, if you compare to Europe, I believe here is much cheaper (not including a car). If you compare to Hongkong, I think here is a bit expensive (except for housing).

If you like travelling in Asia to see the other parts of the world and to enjoy tropical style vacations, this is the place for you. Singapore is so close to Thai, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam etc. If you want more excitments besides a tropical style vacation, you can take a short trip to Hongkong, Macau and China's big cities such as Shanghai and Beijing.
You will save a lot. Recently, the prices of air tickets in these areas are very competitive.

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