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I understand, but

Post by thinkster » Wed, 29 Jun 2005 4:39 pm

I do mean, by and large... not some generalisation, any more than "Singaporeans by and large are Chinese" or "Singaporeans, by and large, love good food". I put it down to the fact that its usually so safe, you don't have to pay attention to where you are going... and therefore people are easily distracted here...

billybillybilly

racist singaporean website

Post by billybillybilly » Sun, 10 Jul 2005 10:15 am

I saw on a previous post about an anti-white hate group, called quality-nation.com and after looking at it, I was curious where the domain was registered so I did a whois lookup. And where was the racist anti-white website registered? America! After all, a Singaporean can't speak his mind in his own country...he has to travel to the "inferior society" of the white people in order to have the freedom of speech to complain about the "inferior society" of the white people. Ironic!

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Post by Guest » Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:33 am

i think most singaporeans feel resentful of white people here as a consequence of the injustices done to them by "the white masters" during the colonial period, as is the case with any other ex-colony. at least they're not killing and pillaging white-owned property and their white owners, which is what happened in sub-saharan africa after apartheid was abolished.

another reason is the socio-economic issue. many white expats here are on very good salary packages and enjoy high-falutin' lifestyles, and who belong to that marketing segment called "high-end", "luxury-class", and "high net worth individual". (of course i am aware that there are also many white expats on the equivalent of local pay as well but for the sake of discussion, we're only looking at the highly-paid white expats here.) Now in ANY society from the 1st world to the next, there will definitely be resentment towards the "haves" from the "have-nots". So singapore is no different from any ohter society.

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Post by lukn4babes » Mon, 11 Jul 2005 8:34 pm

couldnt we all just get along???? :P no two people are the same..... they may have diff belief's like's hobbies..... etc.... so we should just respect each others difference.... you see things like bombings in london , america.... its just sad we live in a period with such technological advancement but our society has remain unchanged predudice still is abundant in our society whether its against gender, race... educational background, physical attribute. i really hope someday (just like in star trek) we can live as one people :P

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Post by YourBehaviour » Tue, 12 Jul 2005 8:32 pm

No it is not the expat package or the high living, it is the attitude of the white expats that is making local resentful. We are asian expat from next door with good package too. And we are very welcome by locals here be it at work or outside work place. We live easily among them.

It is the attitude of the white that making most asians sick of them. Not the package you get arsehole.

local commoner

Post by local commoner » Wed, 13 Jul 2005 9:13 am

Agree with the previous post. It seems that asia expats are more in tune with the locals than the white expats.

reena

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Post by reena » Tue, 19 Jul 2005 2:40 pm

im sorry u foreigners have to go through immatured stuff...thats like really uncomfortable and depressing... :cry: especially when ure somewhere far from ure homeland...actually it happends everywhere..u meet all sorts of people some with rather peculiar behaviour...but heck them! :wink: im sure there are many nicer people around singapore with a more liberal mind..

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Post by Merlion » Tue, 19 Jul 2005 10:45 pm

Well you can feel free to go back to China as well chap. Singapore is much like the States as it was "settled" by foreigners. We caucs feel we have the right to settle in Singapore to better our children's futures, the same way your families did. Get used to it as America loses its way and China gains, many of us want our children to be able to work with the Chinese.
chiang wrote:Yeah Dear Caucasians.You are welcome to leave Singapore.As a you are better off and we are better off.We call that win win deal.

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Post by Guest » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 4:29 am

Hi!

I would like to suggest you very much to fight racism and nationalism as much as you can.

My origin is Bosnian and I didnt experience the Bosnian war as did my relatives who lived there but I can assure you that the war is something terrible.

It started with giggling and insulting of each other because they belonged to different nation or religion.

At the end we countd 250.000 dead people...

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Post by Ahmed_europe » Thu, 21 Jul 2005 4:41 am

Hi!

I would like to suggest you very much to fight racism and nationalism as much as you can.

My origin is Bosnian and I didnt experience the Bosnian war as did my relatives who lived there but I can assure you that the war is something terrible. When people died, they all had the same colour of blood. Red one. No matter of race, nation or religion.

It started with giggling and insulting of each other because they belonged to the other group. Coz they were different.

At the end we counted 250.000 dead people...
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KC2

inferiority

Post by KC2 » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:07 pm

Demonstrating emancipation - by make fun of foreigners. In fact they display their inferiority and lack of maturity which is still deep rooted - for some inexplicable reason. Pitifull.

Timothy

Lets put it in this way

Post by Timothy » Tue, 30 Aug 2005 3:45 pm

As long as foreigners and locals continue not to interact with each other and not mutually put in effort to understand each other better, there will always be conflicts like this.

I'm a S'porean, living in Singapore but unlike most, I had travelled overseas quite frequently over the last 5 years for holidays, work etc etc. I understand how the systems work overseas. I also have friends who are Americans, Europeans, chinese nationals etc.

So I've little resentment towards foreigners- because I make the effort to understand, and they, me as well.

But if foreigners don't treat locals with mutual respect and continue to display the 'colonial, racist' subtle attitudes to Singaporeans and S'poreans to foreigners, then we will continue to sling mud at each other- which only makes thing worse.

Don't you agree? But in any case, a lot of Singaporeans simply don't have money to travel overseas, so when they see foreigners, especially westerners, they get wrong ideas. That's why both foreigners and liberal Singaporeans constantly needs to reach out and make the effort.

Critising one's different culture is not gonna work, mate.

steven88

Post by steven88 » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 10:58 am

!!!

ronny3

Post by ronny3 » Sun, 11 Sep 2005 11:44 am

confirmed!

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Not that bad

Post by maddie_68 » Sun, 18 Sep 2005 12:56 pm

Hi marc

I think it's only a minority who display such emotions in public. I am a Singaporean and I feel that majority of us treats caucasians as just somebody else you meet when you are out.
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