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Surprised

Postby Surprised » Tue, 30 Sep 2003 3:55 pm

Dear Ringo

I am surprised that this has happened to your son.
Those who have done it have been very unthinking and unbecoming.
They seem like delinquent elements rather normal members of civic society and I join you in denouncing such acts.
However I don't think this represents mainstream Singapore and would be very disappointed if your view is that it does.
I apologise on behalf of my countrymen if this has indeed happened to your son and hope that all those who have anything to do with these kinds of acts in Singapore will grow up and see the stupidity of it all.
It would be good if you can tell them when you see this happening as this will serve to tell the effect of their behaviour on others. Sincerely hope that this is an isolated incident and does not recur. :oops:

Ringo

Postby Ringo » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 10:51 am

Well, unfortunately I gotta say a shocking number of people dont seem to mind to humiliate a disabled person just due to his race (caucasian)... a day without my disabled son being exposed to humiliation is not possible . My wife has to witness it on a daily basis. Thats the reality...

Unbelievable

Postby Unbelievable » Wed, 01 Oct 2003 1:14 pm

It beggars belief that large numbers of Singaporeans will go out of their way to humiliate a disabled person based on their race..
If this is indeed the case, I would be surprised that you would sit passively and endure it without bringing it up to the attention of the authorities or even the press.

ringo

Postby ringo » Sun, 05 Oct 2003 12:47 pm

What are the authorities supposed to do about it...am i supposed to keep these people who engage in this kind of disgusting behaviour until the police arrives. After all people do know exactly what they are doing. I will repatriate with my family - I do owe this to my children.
May God enlighten these people being full of resentment. Its frightening considering the large number of people who draw satisfaction from humiliation rather than display feelings of symphathy for disabled people.
Thank you for your mental support...

expat99

Postby expat99 » Mon, 13 Oct 2003 12:08 pm

I heard a similar stories - unfortunately there is nothing which you can do about it: repatriating seems to be the best solution.

Best of Luck for you and your family!

ricky4

Postby ricky4 » Sun, 02 Nov 2003 11:14 am

This problem should be tackled by the Singapore Government. Local people seem to have wrong perceptions over here. Bias and jealousy combine in a very unfortunate way.

ALAN

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xpat

Postby xpat » Sun, 16 Nov 2003 8:27 am

Marc,
I lived in Singapore a long time and never had that experience. Are you sure it isn't just you? To be honest there are some Ang Mo types that I see around Singapore that really stick out and make me want to laugh. The grossly overweight man/woman walking down Orchard Road in beach wear. The 65 year old guy holding hands with an Asian girl in her 20's. It isn't nice to stare or laugh, but some people really do draw attention to themselves.
xpat

alfonso

Postby alfonso » Sun, 16 Nov 2003 10:22 am

hi expat,
I suppose we are not talking about these type of exceptions, but of ordinary westeners. Fine that you are not exposed to the above described behaviour. Based on my experience and that of my peers its a widespread phenomenon. Maybe its really maybe directed to the younger generation.

Cheerios

arthur

Postby arthur » Thu, 20 Nov 2003 7:15 pm

Its common place for maids to be abused verbally if not physically. Now, those minority of Sporean who need to put other people down in order to prop up their self-esteem obviously cannot do that with caucasians. What better way is there than to try to humiliate westeners by laughing about them. The trouble is that it does not work in fact they ridicule themselves...except you Marc...so dont take it serious its a cry for help (self-esteem) not more and not less.

xpaddy

Postby xpaddy » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 8:27 pm

Gd daay Marc,
thats an old stuff. three strategies:

1 ignore
2 return the laughter
3 flatten your nose with your thumb and smile

take care man! :D

cheng

Postby cheng » Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:58 pm

You gotta disregard it Marc if you wanna stay here in the long run. Resentment might change once the economy is turning around and people get more relaxed...now it seems a bread and butter issue for quite a number of people as they see you caucasians as an unwelcomed competition.however there are also regular ´guys´ out there. Stick with the confident and self assured Singaporeans. We see you as part of this society. How boring if only Chinese like me would be around hehe.
Inferior people with a deficient self image tend to resent foreigners. I think thats commonplace all over the world not only in Spore.

Hear Hear

Postby Hear Hear » Sat, 22 Nov 2003 11:13 pm

Can't agree more! :D
Just ignore the noise and focus on what matters, getting the job done and mixing with the right crowd and having a great time in Singapore! So many are doing it, you shouldn't miss it 8)

Branded

agree

Postby Branded » Sun, 23 Nov 2003 9:26 am

cheng wrote:You gotta disregard it Marc if you wanna stay here in the long run. Resentment might change once the economy is turning around and people get more relaxed...now it seems a bread and butter issue for quite a number of people as they see you caucasians as an unwelcomed competition.however there are also regular ´guys´ out there. Stick with the confident and self assured Singaporeans. We see you as part of this society. How boring if only Chinese like me would be around hehe.
Inferior people with a deficient self image tend to resent foreigners. I think thats commonplace all over the world not only in Spore.



Couldn't agree more. So long as you disregard it, life in Singapore would be more relaxed and easy- going for you.

mic

Postby mic » Fri, 28 Nov 2003 3:37 pm

Hi guys,
I heard about that issue before theres apparently some truth to it. Currently considering to take up a job in Singapore but frankly speaking I dont feel like mixing around with this kind of people. Thats silly!! Anyway my girlfriend is deadly against it. She has been in SP with her ex boyfriend before and what she had to tell was anything than compelling.
Lets see...Cheers and keep the faith down there in Singapore.


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