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Help for trend story

Post by yanwennn » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:39 pm

Hi,

I am currently a second-year undergraduate from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information,NTU. I am working on a trend story assignment now and would like to explore the trend of more foreigners becoming integrated into the Singaporean neighbourhood and lifestyle.

Can any kind soul here allow me to interview them this week? I'm looking for foreigners from culturally significantly different places (such as from Europe,USA,Africa etc),who stay in HDB areas and are living more ot less the way Singaporeans do (such as going to hawker centres; visiting community libraries; supermarkets like Giant etc etc).

Thank you very much for the help!

Warm regards,
Yan Wen

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Re: Help for trend story

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:28 pm

yanwennn wrote:Hi,

I am currently a second-year undergraduate from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information,NTU. I am working on a trend story assignment now and would like to explore the trend of more foreigners becoming integrated into the Singaporean neighbourhood and lifestyle.

Can any kind soul here allow me to interview them this week? I'm looking for foreigners from culturally significantly different places (such as from Europe,USA,Africa etc),who stay in HDB areas and are living more ot less the way Singaporeans do (such as going to hawker centres; visiting community libraries; supermarkets like Giant etc etc).

Thank you very much for the help!

Warm regards,
Yan Wen
Yan Wen,

I think I would try to find a trend first. We have been doing that for many many years. There was Neil Humphrey, who was a journalist who recently left for australia after spending 10 years in an HDB Estate in Ang Mo Kio. He's wrote at least 2 books regarding same. I've been in an HDB Flat for over 8 years now and been living "locally" in Singapore for almost 20. It's not a trend but a fact of life. With Expat packages on the wane and housing prices on the rise it's more of a necessity rather than trend. (Trends tend to come and go). It's rather hard to walk into an NTUC today without seeing an Ang Mo somewhere. As for the rest of the Foreigners/expats, they sort of blend in don't they. Or are you forgetting that anybody working here on a work permit, "S" pass or EP is a foreigner/expat. That means the Bangladeshi working in the Estate maintaining the grounds, The maids, the construction workers, all are expats/foreigners. Not just those from western countries. You might do well to read the dictionary prior to starting your project. Or define your project a little more narrowly.

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