The local Singaporean is about the least malice inclined Asian you can find if you don't poke into his private space that isNBB wrote:fymk,
I can sympathise. I had a lot of Asian mates back in London. Caucs can be so vicious without any provocation whatsover. It scared me and I'm a white dude.
I'm sure that if the majority of Asians realised how awful some of their brothers and sisters were slagged off in their face while they're in the West, we Expats would be copping a motherlode of crap instead of all the hospitality we're now enoying in the East.
But let's hope the majority of the abuse is just ignorance and boredom, as opposed to real malice.
I dont experience that at all - ever. I think in all the years I spent in Singapore one local guy hurled a "fcuk you" at me. And that was in Sim Lim after declining to buy his gizmo.gaston wrote:The racism might take milder forms in Spore (laughing, giggling, poking fun at caucs). But the sheer number of Sporean who get involved in that form of racism on a daily basis is shameful. There is hardly a day without Sporean grinning silly at you, giggling about you or laughing at you.
Its silly and at some point it just gets on your nerves.
In France racism against Asians might result in verbal and physical abuse - but that are rather isolated cases. In Spore a huge number of people commit these mild form of racism day in day out. Its a daily experience we caucs face.
It is a small world, yesTo NBB wrote: To NBB:
Read somewhere that you're from Curacao originally and it piqued my curiousity as I presently live in the Caribbean myself-- Jamaica. Did a short stint in Barbados several years ago as well. Gosh its a small world after all when you go on an expat board from Singapore and meet someone posting whose roots are in the Caribbean!
Z wrote:to RPO - good info. good rant. i understand being pissed at such ignorance. don't let ignorant buggers get you down. after all, they have to live in their own petty little fiefdoms...
It is a small world, yes
I spent my first 7 years in Curaçao, fond memories. Both Singapore and Curaçao are sun-kissed islands. And that's where all similarities end, hahaha!!
Strangely enough, I'm more at ease in Singapore that the West Indies - much less edgy when it comes to racial stuff. Way safer too in terms of crime. Although I spent some time in Antigua and found the locals very mellow there, no racial baggage to speak of, very laid-back mon 8)
Oh, and my landlady in London was from Jamaica. She was the sweetest woman. And, wow, could she ever cook!
What do you do? Will you be back in Singapore?
Anyway, keep in touch.
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