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Is it true that most of talented Asians who get Singapore PR

Postby askmeagain » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 12:02 pm

Is it true that most of talented Asians who get Singapore PR run away to some other countries?

Recently I come to know that most of talented or skilled people who move from other countries and go to Singapore, after getting Singapore PR they move to Australia, New Zealand and some other countries. If yes, why is that?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 1:34 pm

You can't even figure out that one? Crap, guess we'll have to lead you by the hand.

Singapore is noted for it's penchant for trying to hire the best and also has relatively stringent entry criteria or at least it used to. Once you ARE in then you look good to Western Countries who figure that Singapore has already vetted you pretty good. It then makes sense to let the cream rise to the top. Can't say that I blame them either.

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Postby renter » Mon, 18 Jun 2007 2:12 pm

It is the natural choice, I think.
Singaporeans tend to lament about this, but well, they also migrate to other countries, Australia being their favorite followed by US and UK. So what's the matter with foreigners who leave again? after all, they didn't belong here at the first place.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:46 pm

renter wrote:after all, they didn't belong here at the first place.


OK... so call me confused. I don't "belong" here?

I am a guy (and wife) who made a conscious decision to break out of a very suburban life style and go try something new, to risk. I don't belong here?

We work hard to become part of the place, the people, even with the bigotry of some who refuse to see me as anything other than a foreigner. I don't belong here?

I've created a company. It hires locals and foreigners. It pays taxes. It is part of the local economy. I don't belong here?

I pay taxes. I am part of local organizations, indeed, lead some. I don't belong here?

I am a human being, much like all the locals and non locals who live here. I am honest. I am ethical. I am generous. I think. Why don't I belong here?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:59 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Why don't I belong here?


Strong Eagle wrote:I am a human being, ................ I am honest. I am ethical. I am generous. I think.


Hey SE...... :mrgreen:

Rhetorical question? You already answered it. :lol:

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 19 Jun 2007 4:11 am

I think Renter is referring to people's cultural origins (i.e. their country of birth and subsequent nationality) which for the vast majority of people is one place.

Moving to another country, setting up a business, working for a company are certainly part of the environmental scene and in so doing one or more persons contribute to the economy. However, that does not make you Chinese for instance anymore than my living in Japan would make me Japanese no matter how long I was to live there.


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