I don't mean it in a literal sense. But I just feel, our value here is just not the same as it was before. We are not contributing or capable of contributing in the same way as before. We came here at a time before 2010 when foreigners were actively courted, we could get PR with just 1-2 years stays.malcontent wrote: ↑Mon, 23 Jan 2023 2:28 pmI would say that is a self-inflicted state of mind. The longer you stay, the more you are a part of the Singapore story… no matter what ANYONE says, thinks or does to the contrary.Wd40 wrote: ↑Mon, 23 Jan 2023 12:39 pmI recently heard the phrase "overstaying your welcome" and I kind of make the connection now that this phrase best describes the foreigners situation in Singapore. A lot of us came here during a different time/era/regime. It is not the same anymore.
There is no point in blaming the country, we have to just remember that we are guests here and we have probably overstayed our welcome.
How is that for a perspective?
You might perceive that you are no longer welcome based on rejections or comments online. But the rejections are not personal, it’s more about supply vs. demand than anything particular to you. The comments online are from the fringe of society (every country has) and don’t represent the mainstream.
That said, if such thinking prompts one to look for greener pastures, it might be to their benefit, even if it’s not true… better than waiting in vain for an approval that never comes. We all know is a land of scarcity, which means the prospect of losing out is a constant.
Foreigners could compete at the same level as locals in the housing market(No ABSD) and local schooling.
Things have incrementally changed and it is like the slow boiling frog syndrome. We kept adapting to the change as it was slow. But if we straight away flashback by 10 years, it is insane. It is just not the same. Either we continue in denial or we accept the fact. We are getting priced out in everyway, the rental market, the schooling etc. We just need one last push, the economy tanks and we get pushed out from the job market as well.
I am just asking people to get prepared.
BTW, we are definitely not part of the Singapore story. We are like present here, but we are like invisible. This thread is about foreigners but just look at the participation. It is almost 100% either PRs or like yourself who has ties with locals. That pretty much tells the story about foreigners.
This forum was very vibrant when I came here, look what it has become now. Just foreigners who managed to get PR are now participating. If that is not a giveaway what else is?