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Postby Merc4ever » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 8:14 pm

Tja Swiss Compatriot

I too am Singaporean and I know Europeam people who have lived there who gave me a positive feedback on their stay in Singapore. You might feel this way because you might have met lots of negative people, and I do feel for you! But there are lots of good and honest Singaporeans out there as well! :)

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Swiss Compatriot wrote:Servus Marc, to judge by the name you might b a Swiss compatriot, arent you? So am I. Concerning your experience here in Singapore you are quite right.
But why on earth do you waste time with elaborating whether and why locals laugh or giggle at white people?
WHO CARES? We cant look that funny after all its them who go for plastic surgery to look like us. Really, stop wasting time dwelling upon this issue. Have great fun in Singapore and the Girls! A Bientot!
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Postby Merc4ever » Tue, 01 Aug 2006 8:20 pm

Some people with a negative mindset again? :P

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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Postby alin_tong » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 2:46 pm

Hi,

Hv u read the papers that foreigners are always on priority basis and greeting with smile whereas compared to singaporean.

don't u agreed......

cheer

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 4:20 pm

alin_tong wrote:Hv u read the papers that foreigners are always on priority basis and greeting with smile whereas compared to singaporean.
don't u agreed......

Yeah, and we can form grammatically correct sentences too!
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Postby Yang Pertama dan Utama » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 6:18 pm

I do agree with that, but we as foreigners are also on priority basis and greeted with a smile in European Countries as well, apart from some negative people of course! And quite a lot of them very positive and helpful to us as well, apart from neonazis which are all over Europe, who do nothing apart from drinking and fighting everyday, just to give Singaporeans the benefit of a doubt. :cool:

Go to France, Germany, Nederlands etc and you'll know what I mean. Even though there're lotsa nice Singaporeans out there ie. nice to foreigners, I still believe that people with negative mindsets about foreigners (both in Asia and Europe) should change their thinking through more education ie going overseas and staying there fo a while.

I believe Singaporeans are doing very well already, as far as foreigners are concerned. And we should give ourselves a pat on the back for doing so.

alin_tong wrote:Hi,

Hv u read the papers that foreigners are always on priority basis and greeting with smile whereas compared to singaporean.

don't u agreed......

cheer
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Postby Yang Pertama dan Utama » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 6:23 pm

Most people can form sentences that are grammatically correct son. You make yourself sound more stupid by saying this. :P Get educated and change your thinking, or make yourself more unwelcomed by being more and more negative. :cool:

jpatokal wrote:
alin_tong wrote:Hv u read the papers that foreigners are always on priority basis and greeting with smile whereas compared to singaporean.
don't u agreed......

Yeah, and we can form grammatically correct sentences too!

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Re: Singaporeans and Caucasians

Postby kitty.pau » Sun, 03 Sep 2006 8:21 pm

Hello Marc, I read your stuff one year ago and dismissed it as crap.Since a couple of weeks Ive got a angmoh boyfriend - what I observed is quite in line of what you describe.Scary lah how fast the perception of the world changes once you change your perspective.












marc wrote:welcome to everybody,

lots of friends reinforced my impression that an increasing number of Singaporean
try to make you feel uncomfortable in the
public by laughing once they see a
caucasian. They try hard to irritate you whenever possible...
Is that a false perception or did you make similar experiences?

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Postby vjsimon » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 1:01 pm

Hi all,

The best part of this whole thing is not to generalize all as being such when you only encountered a few unpleasant incidents. Take time to know the people here and try to feel at home. Negative thinking brings about negative actions. Do not let your sour experiences spoil the general good opinions of Asians. Get to know more Asians or Singaporeans and you will start to realize that they are not so bad after all. :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 2:04 pm

vjsimon wrote:Hi all,

The best part of this whole thing is not to generalize all as being such when you only encountered a few unpleasant incidents. Take time to know the people here and try to feel at home. Negative thinking brings about negative actions. Do not let your sour experiences spoil the general good opinions of Asians. Get to know more Asians or Singaporeans and you will start to realize that they are not so bad after all. :D


Gotta love your niativity! :wink:

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Postby vjsimon » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 2:08 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
vjsimon wrote:Hi all,

The best part of this whole thing is not to generalize all as being such when you only encountered a few unpleasant incidents. Take time to know the people here and try to feel at home. Negative thinking brings about negative actions. Do not let your sour experiences spoil the general good opinions of Asians. Get to know more Asians or Singaporeans and you will start to realize that they are not so bad after all. :D


Gotta love your niativity! :wink:


Hey, I don't think I am being naive here but I really think that there are some Asians who are really nice to be with.

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Postby kitty.pau » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 4:47 pm

Hello, no question about it. I am Singaporean myself and quite nice girl hehe. But since I got my caucasian boyfriend I can confirm Marc impression and observation. Its a pitty. When he asked me I told him its coz we are not so used to westeners.which of course is crap when walking along Orchard and thats what we did the first time we went out. Feel sorry for him.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:11 pm

vjsimon wrote:Do not let your sour experiences spoil the general good opinions of Asians. :D


This is what I meant by being naive: Do you think that the average person coming to this country for any length of time has a "general good opinion" of "Singaporeans"?

If they did, then there would not be so many stereotypes about the "Fine" City, Kiasuism, the Buffet Syndrom, Phone habits in theaters & classical music recitals, etc, etc, ad nauseum........Not counting the gripe by Marc in the beginning. Sure, I agree the majority are not like that and I know this for fact. I've been here 24+ years and am married to a local for 23 of them. I'm an HDB dweller as well so I am probably in just as good of position to judge as you are. Stereotypes are created not by the majority, but by having a minority that is higher than the norms in other places. It is said it only takes one rotten apple to spoil the barrel. When you have 3 rotten apples in the barrel, then they say all apples in this orchard are rotten (not true - but stereotypes tend to stick).

So I still think your are being a bit naive. :wink:

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Postby EADG » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 11:40 pm

this dopey thread is still active?!

right on, SMS, couldn't have said it better
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Postby vjsimon » Thu, 14 Sep 2006 8:25 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
vjsimon wrote:Do not let your sour experiences spoil the general good opinions of Asians. :D


This is what I meant by being naive: Do you think that the average person coming to this country for any length of time has a "general good opinion" of "Singaporeans"?

If they did, then there would not be so many stereotypes about the "Fine" City, Kiasuism, the Buffet Syndrom, Phone habits in theaters & classical music recitals, etc, etc, ad nauseum........Not counting the gripe by Marc in the beginning. Sure, I agree the majority are not like that and I know this for fact. I've been here 24+ years and am married to a local for 23 of them. I'm an HDB dweller as well so I am probably in just as good of position to judge as you are. Stereotypes are created not by the majority, but by having a minority that is higher than the norms in other places. It is said it only takes one rotten apple to spoil the barrel. When you have 3 rotten apples in the barrel, then they say all apples in this orchard are rotten (not true - but stereotypes tend to stick).

So I still think your are being a bit naive. :wink:


I gotta agree with you on that one bro. Especially the part where you mentioned that it only takes one rotten apple to spoil the barrel.

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Postby misome » Fri, 15 Sep 2006 2:36 pm

Yes, some Singaporeans do behave in this childish way. I get the same reaction from a Chinese family living in the apartment next to mine. I'm not even caucasian or a foreigner, I'm Eurasian and local. I just think they're insecure or have a fear of anything different, and laughing at me and my family (hubby's Japanese) when we're outside the apt just masks their inferiority complex. Just ignore the silly monkeys!


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