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to know local people

Post by ploclelapin » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 6:20 am

hi,

i'll be soon in SG (next week)

is it easy to speak with singaporean people ? to have singaporean friend ?

i have heard they are very open, but not easy to have deeper relation ships with them ....

wrong or not ?

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Post by marj_kee » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 10:12 am

come find out for yourself :)

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Post by hillview2006 » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:01 am

ploclelapin wrote:hi,

i'll be soon in SG (next week)

is it easy to speak with singaporean people ? to have singaporean friend ?

i have heard they are very open, but not easy to have deeper relation ships with them ....

wrong or not ?
[/quote]I'm not sure! still questioning and also still trying he he..

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Post by ksl » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 10:56 pm

I think they are pretty easy going, my daughter goes to local childcare, and starts primary 1 in January, all the locals I meet appear to be very friendly, it's actually what effort you put in yourself, to integrate in the local community, that matters. I have met some very nice people of all races and backgrounds, and often they have given me a lift, if they see me waiting at the bus stop.

So yes it all depends on your self confidence to approach new races of the community, respect is the key word, and if you are unsure of the culture difference, then ask.

Funny thing happend monday in Raffles place, this young Indian guy was on a two day trip from Malaysia for the first time, and he was looking for Raffles place, I ended up showing him around Singapore for the rest of the day, and treated him to the famous Singapore Gin Sling at Raffles Hotel, it was also my first taste of the drink too, So we had a great time, chatting about the history, he was simply over the moon, that i took him to Raffles and said that he wouldn't have gone in there alone.

I guess the contrast between simple frugal living and the likes of Raffles Hotel is quite a leap forward in his selfconfidence, it seemed to have been the highlight of his holiday, which was kind of rewarding to see his appreciation. So yes it's very easy making friends, if your very open like myself, and you can always sense the response (good/bad vibes) and take it from there!

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Post by ploclelapin » Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:08 pm

hi,

so i'll go in the street and just speak .... i'll see what happend !!

thanks !

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Nice

Post by ria3n » Fri, 01 Dec 2006 2:30 pm

locals are ok , so if your lost and keen to know more ,can pm me then. :)

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Post by jereal » Sun, 03 Dec 2006 9:06 am

ploclelapin wrote:hi,

i'll be soon in SG (next week)

is it easy to speak with singaporean people ? to have singaporean friend ?

i have heard they are very open, but not easy to have deeper relation ships with them ....

wrong or not ?
speaking is fine, just get ready for some strange cultures like when you see a packet of tissue on a table in the business district ...it means the seat has been reserved...go find yourself another table! :o The food is great..but it's always the hunt for seats in hawker centres that puts u off! :mad:
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Re: to know local people

Post by local lad » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 5:51 pm

ploclelapin wrote:hi,

i'll be soon in SG (next week)

is it easy to speak with singaporean people ? to have singaporean friend ?

i have heard they are very open, but not easy to have deeper relation ships with them ....

wrong or not ?
Being a Singaporean myself, what you say is what we are, most of the time. However, I am not quite sure on the liberal thinking of the masses. How 'open' you want the local to be? :)

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Post by ./. » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 8:57 pm

ksl wrote:I think they are pretty easy going, my daughter goes to local childcare, and starts primary 1 in January, all the locals I meet appear to be very friendly, it's actually what effort you put in yourself, to integrate in the local community, that matters. I have met some very nice people of all races and backgrounds, and often they have given me a lift, if they see me waiting at the bus stop.

So yes it all depends on your self confidence to approach new races of the community, respect is the key word, and if you are unsure of the culture difference, then ask.

Funny thing happend monday in Raffles place, this young Indian guy was on a two day trip from Malaysia for the first time, and he was looking for Raffles place, I ended up showing him around Singapore for the rest of the day, and treated him to the famous Singapore Gin Sling at Raffles Hotel, it was also my first taste of the drink too, So we had a great time, chatting about the history, he was simply over the moon, that i took him to Raffles and said that he wouldn't have gone in there alone.

I guess the contrast between simple frugal living and the likes of Raffles Hotel is quite a leap forward in his selfconfidence, it seemed to have been the highlight of his holiday, which was kind of rewarding to see his appreciation. So yes it's very easy making friends, if your very open like myself, and you can always sense the response (good/bad vibes) and take it from there!
Ah, but he was Malaysian! :D

OP there's enough to love here! And enough to hate. Uniquely Singapore. Come along, join the party.

edit: Looking at the date, i guess you've figured it out.

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Post by ria3n » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 10:15 pm

wowww..

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Post by ploclelapin » Sun, 10 Dec 2006 1:09 pm

hi,

my english is very bad ... so for me "open" means only "ready to integrate foreigner in his goup a friend !! " Nothing else !!

sorry for misunderstanding ...
where is the snow ??

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Post by adven7 » Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:13 am

You'll be surprise that there arn't many locals left in the country. However, Singapore is a melting pot for SEasia, you will realise there are many Malaysian, Indian, Thai, Indo and Fillipinos. The only time you can witness the local is in the morning in the wet market, dress in their pajamas at the suburban part of the country.

Good luck to your mixing with the locals.

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Post by ksl » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 2:37 am

./. wrote:
ksl wrote:I think they are pretty easy going, my daughter goes to local childcare, and starts primary 1 in January, all the locals I meet appear to be very friendly, it's actually what effort you put in yourself, to integrate in the local community, that matters. I have met some very nice people of all races and backgrounds, and often they have given me a lift, if they see me waiting at the bus stop.

So yes it all depends on your self confidence to approach new races of the community, respect is the key word, and if you are unsure of the culture difference, then ask.

Funny thing happend monday in Raffles place, this young Indian guy was on a two day trip from Malaysia for the first time, and he was looking for Raffles place, I ended up showing him around Singapore for the rest of the day, and treated him to the famous Singapore Gin Sling at Raffles Hotel, it was also my first taste of the drink too, So we had a great time, chatting about the history, he was simply over the moon, that i took him to Raffles and said that he wouldn't have gone in there alone.

I guess the contrast between simple frugal living and the likes of Raffles Hotel is quite a leap forward in his selfconfidence, it seemed to have been the highlight of his holiday, which was kind of rewarding to see his appreciation. So yes it's very easy making friends, if your very open like myself, and you can always sense the response (good/bad vibes) and take it from there!
Ah, but he was Malaysian! :D

OP there's enough to love here! And enough to hate. Uniquely Singapore. Come along, join the party.

edit: Looking at the date, i guess you've figured it out.
Ah, but he was Malaysian!


No he was an Indian expat, working in Malaysia :D

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Post by ksl » Mon, 18 Dec 2006 2:40 am

adven7 wrote:You'll be surprise that there arn't many locals left in the country. However, Singapore is a melting pot for SEasia, you will realise there are many Malaysian, Indian, Thai, Indo and Fillipinos. The only time you can witness the local is in the morning in the wet market, dress in their pajamas at the suburban part of the country.

Good luck to your mixing with the locals.
Are you for real? Why don't you do the job properly and leave a link to the statistics, instead of making wild guesses, you may get a surprise.

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