Anonymous wrote:I'm Singaporean btw and every singaporean male has to serve NS, like my nephew. If Singapore is ever attacked, there is a possibility it might if you have been reading the papers, its singaporean males like my nephew will be putting their lives on the line, defending the country.
Its singaporeans like my nephew who spent two and a half years of their precious life serving the nation for pittance.
Will the expats do the same? My comments were not meants to be derogatory but the fact to a reply from a posting that said 'why discuss about a stupid indian's story." What makes this chap think I'm indian? Does it mean everyone who shops at Mustafa is an indian?
I work in a firm with huge number of expats and I can certainly testify that they are certainly living it up here.
Whoooooa, there Bessy. Good for your nephew for doing his National Service. I did mine in my country and rubbish like yours would have embarassed me.
So, will expats do the same? Yes, many have, though not in Singapore.
Most of us are too old to do NS here, I don't think they are sending teens overseas as expats yet.
May I please join your company, as living it up is something I'd like to do as well.
As an expat in Australia I was earning far more than the average and went to dinner, away for the week-ends, had parties, a house with a pool, nice cars.
Oh goodness, gracious, I'm doing the same here.
Come to think of it . . . At home I was earning far more than the average, had a house with a pool, went to dinners, had parties and nice cars.
Difference? I don't have nice cars here . . .
Your definition of living it up is really just having a raised standard of living due to the fact that most expats are well into their careers and are above-average earners.
From your vast experience - working at a company with lots of expats (I'm guessing 30.000-40.000 or more as that would give a good indication of averages)
Please don't be jealous of us, and don't drag this into an expat-local thing. You posted a story to invite comments and didn't like them, derided the posters and now are backtracking.
sad, sad, sad