Singapore Expats

"Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
Post Reply
lot286
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 154
Joined: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:56 pm

"Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by lot286 » Thu, 25 May 2023 8:20 am

She says: "It's very hard for me to live in Singapore because the govt allows HDB people to take jobs in private residential areas"

SINGAPORE: In an outrageously elitist post, a LinkedIn user has suggested that the Government should not allow those who live in public housing to work in private residences like condominiums.

The netizen, Satwant Kaur, said that it is very hard for her to live in Singapore because the Government allows this and that she needs to limit contact with HDB dwellers, lest she loses her unique identity “as most of them have.”

In a post published on Monday afternoon (May 22), Kaur wrote: “It’s very hard for me to live in Singapore because the govt allows HDB people to take jobs in private residential areas. Which means they don’t just visit, they remain for about 6-8hours a day. And that’s a lot.

“So it is necessary to limit contact with them less [sic] I lose #uniqueidentity as most of them have. But they did it by choice, most of them.”

Kaur went on to assert that Singaporeans need to accept that, for the most part, “HDB people and private residence people are very different because of our outlook on community building.”

The next two paragraphs of her post revealed how poorly she views HDB dwellers. Opining that private residence dwellers live in the now instead of waiting to live life, Kaur said that those who live in HDBs simply “sit and wait” for the rules the government gives them.

She wrote: “Private residence, we build according to values and mindset, we ignore race, language and religion and prioritise mental acuity and emotional stability. We don’t wait to live life, we live now. We show our values and our humanity in how we work, play and hire.

“In HDB, it is simply about networks and rules that the govt can give them, and they sit and wait for those, and until then they group according to age, race and marital status. It tells us nothing of their values nor their humanity. They are about money, not values.”

She ended her post on a cryptic note, stating, “Happiness is not about humanity. Humanity is about humanity.”



Kaur appears to be Singaporean. Her public profile shows that she studied at Anderson Secondary School, before moving to National Junior College. She now works as a freelance communications professional and also runs her own business selling plus-size bikinis.

It is also possible that she could be linked to grassroots activities, as she said in one post: “When Americans in Singapore who work for the US govt tell me that I must work for the Singapore govt since I am not afraid of them … I want to laugh and say ….err.. what lies were you told in the briefing? Why don’t you speak to my MP and see how much I work ‘for’ the Singapore govt.”

This may not be the first tone-deaf post Kaur has made on LinkedIn. She posts rather frequently and in one post, published hours after the one about HDB dwellers, she said: “I kicked away digital frameworks ages ago because I will not tolerate Sexism nor Racism, and I will not give up unique identity, and I favour Productivity, Being Rich and Wealth but abhor, poverty and malaise.”

https://theindependent.sg/condo-owner-s ... in-condos/

lot286
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 154
Joined: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:56 pm

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by lot286 » Thu, 25 May 2023 8:30 am

https://sg.linkedin.com/in/sheilakaur

aaah....she's gone private

jalanjalan
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 387
Joined: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 12:46 pm
Answers: 2

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by jalanjalan » Thu, 25 May 2023 11:02 am

hehe.. makes us sound like the zombie apocalypse - the HDB People are coming!

MOCHS
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 905
Joined: Thu, 01 Aug 2019 8:43 pm
Answers: 2

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by MOCHS » Thu, 25 May 2023 2:50 pm

That’s some damn good sh!t she’s drinking.

User avatar
Addadude
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 884
Joined: Fri, 26 May 2006 12:37 pm
Answers: 1
Location: Darkest Telok Blangah

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by Addadude » Thu, 25 May 2023 6:07 pm

Going by the wording, I suspect this lady has some issues and I think it's best that she be left alone to resolve them without being 'doxed' by 'internet sleuths' living in the Singapore equivalent of their mom's basement.
"Both politicians and nappies need to be changed regularly, and for the same reasons."

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6244
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 25 May 2023 6:27 pm

lot286 wrote:
Thu, 25 May 2023 8:20 am
She says: "It's very hard for me to live in Singapore because the govt allows HDB people to take jobs in private residential areas"

SINGAPORE: In an outrageously elitist post, a LinkedIn user has suggested that the Government should not allow those who live in public housing to work in private residences like condominiums.

The netizen, Satwant Kaur, said that it is very hard for her to live in Singapore because the Government allows this and that she needs to limit contact with HDB dwellers, lest she loses her unique identity “as most of them have.”

In a post published on Monday afternoon (May 22), Kaur wrote: “It’s very hard for me to live in Singapore because the govt allows HDB people to take jobs in private residential areas. Which means they don’t just visit, they remain for about 6-8hours a day. And that’s a lot.

“So it is necessary to limit contact with them less [sic] I lose #uniqueidentity as most of them have. But they did it by choice, most of them.”

Kaur went on to assert that Singaporeans need to accept that, for the most part, “HDB people and private residence people are very different because of our outlook on community building.”

The next two paragraphs of her post revealed how poorly she views HDB dwellers. Opining that private residence dwellers live in the now instead of waiting to live life, Kaur said that those who live in HDBs simply “sit and wait” for the rules the government gives them.

She wrote: “Private residence, we build according to values and mindset, we ignore race, language and religion and prioritise mental acuity and emotional stability. We don’t wait to live life, we live now. We show our values and our humanity in how we work, play and hire.

“In HDB, it is simply about networks and rules that the govt can give them, and they sit and wait for those, and until then they group according to age, race and marital status. It tells us nothing of their values nor their humanity. They are about money, not values.”

She ended her post on a cryptic note, stating, “Happiness is not about humanity. Humanity is about humanity.”



Kaur appears to be Singaporean. Her public profile shows that she studied at Anderson Secondary School, before moving to National Junior College. She now works as a freelance communications professional and also runs her own business selling plus-size bikinis.

It is also possible that she could be linked to grassroots activities, as she said in one post: “When Americans in Singapore who work for the US govt tell me that I must work for the Singapore govt since I am not afraid of them … I want to laugh and say ….err.. what lies were you told in the briefing? Why don’t you speak to my MP and see how much I work ‘for’ the Singapore govt.”

This may not be the first tone-deaf post Kaur has made on LinkedIn. She posts rather frequently and in one post, published hours after the one about HDB dwellers, she said: “I kicked away digital frameworks ages ago because I will not tolerate Sexism nor Racism, and I will not give up unique identity, and I favour Productivity, Being Rich and Wealth but abhor, poverty and malaise.”

https://theindependent.sg/condo-owner-s ... in-condos/
Very problematic.

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6244
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 25 May 2023 6:28 pm

Addadude wrote:
Thu, 25 May 2023 6:07 pm
Going by the wording, I suspect this lady has some issues and I think it's best that she be left alone to resolve them without being 'doxed' by 'internet sleuths' living in the Singapore equivalent of their mom's basement.
Not sure what possessed her to speak this way, but it certainly seems like she's going through some stuff.

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6244
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 25 May 2023 6:29 pm

lot286 wrote:
Thu, 25 May 2023 8:30 am
https://sg.linkedin.com/in/sheilakaur

aaah....she's gone private
That's what everybody does, they say whatever they want and then they can't take the heat.

User avatar
PNGMK
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9089
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Sinkapore

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 25 May 2023 8:41 pm

There is some validity - although poorly phrased to her concerns. I agree that HDB is an idea that has run it's time. To have 80% of a country living in subsidized housing is nuts and DOES rely on the better off being taxed. Singapore should be called the "Socialist Republic of Singapore". HDB should be privatised into a public listed company. I'm sick to death as a taxpayer of subsidizing HDB dwellers some of whom hate me.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6244
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 25 May 2023 8:45 pm

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 25 May 2023 8:41 pm
There is some validity - although poorly phrased to her concerns. I agree that HDB is an idea that has run it's time. To have 80% of a country living in subsidized housing is nuts and DOES rely on the better off being taxed. Singapore should be called the "Socialist Republic of Singapore". HDB should be privatised into a public listed company. I'm sick to death as a taxpayer of subsidizing HDB dwellers some of whom hate me.
That may be true, but it's still inappropriate to claim that those staying in HDBs and those staying in private properties are fundamentally different people when the type of housing one resides in comes down to affordability.

User avatar
PNGMK
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9089
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Sinkapore

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 25 May 2023 9:06 pm

Agreed Lisa. My argument is around the economic burden HDB causes.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6244
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 26 May 2023 12:48 am

PNGMK wrote:
Thu, 25 May 2023 9:06 pm
Agreed Lisa. My argument is around the economic burden HDB causes.
Agree! Housing prices are absolutely bonkers.

lot286
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 154
Joined: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:56 pm

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by lot286 » Fri, 26 May 2023 4:37 pm

"I applaud your sense of greatness but i have zero interest in knowing you"

https://mothership.sg/2023/05/linkedin- ... ampaign=MS

x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 10073
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 4:06 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by x9200 » Fri, 26 May 2023 6:19 pm

Her views are probably common for many condo dwellers who just think they are better because they have more money. Singapore is a money focused culture. You are worth as much as you earn and posses. What is new and indicates more serious issues is that she wants the government to step in to solve it :)

Lisafuller
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6244
Joined: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:45 pm
Answers: 3

Re: "Satwant Kaur" suggests Govt should not allow HDB residents to work in condo

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 26 May 2023 9:18 pm

lot286 wrote:
Fri, 26 May 2023 4:37 pm
"I applaud your sense of greatness but i have zero interest in knowing you"

https://mothership.sg/2023/05/linkedin- ... ampaign=MS
My daughter went to school with the lady the comment is addressed to. Excellent response on her end!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests