Singapore is a geat place to visit and a great place to leave, it's a hub, an out station, for many, and I guess it all depends on one's tolerance levels, and motivations in life, but after several years here, I still prefer the European climate. although I am not from Asian descent.Superglide wrote:As said Gekko,
go to your beloved Singapore and live there for at least 5 years and then do your analysis.
Europe falling apart is of course nonsense.
When asking an Amsterdam person about his city compared to Rotterdam, he or she will of course favour Amsterdam (or move to Rotterdam).
When asking a person fomr a certain neighbourhood about his or her preferences in the city of Amsterdam, he or she will favour the own neighbourhood.
When asking Europeans whether or not they feel European, I bet the vast majority does so. Nevertheless, the idea of being European still has to settle down and as people are: One will allways find a reason for complaining, when needing reasons.
But let me ask you:
What exactly makes you say Singapore is your heaven?
I love Singapore for many other reasons, it is a place of vast change, and importance in the world, unlike my own Country, people have to be motivated to survive, or suffer as the weakest link, so it is a healthy encouragement to be a part of change, compared to a dwindling welfare state, with no initiative, in improving working class standards, eventually the UK may well be the place of investment, because of cheap labour and good standards, but how does that improve the working class wealth benefits and quality of life.
That Countries like Germany, Denmark, Holland, Norway and Sweden have, without having liberal democracy?
I think small is good, and if one looks at Scotland, since gaining a certain political independence, it shows that people can have influence, for a Country that cares about its people.
Singapore on the other hand is used by all, and it's up to the locals to see these opportunities, to take a piece of the cake on offer, with a mass of export opportunities.
Many Countries are simply to large to be compared, with Countries like Singapore and don't have the strategic attraction, as a global player, and are limited to major Cities...outside of the active regions, communities have no idea what is going on in the world..
It really doesn't matter where one lives, providing one can cope in a positive manner, there are many beautiful places in the world, to enjoy,
Back home in my own City, was just far to backward to be productive, and was a City, of insignificance, in terms of internationalisation, with local Council members, with no experience whatsoever, of the world outside. So living life for me, would be not settling down, until, i felt the need to, and that is difficult, if you have been a globe trotter, although one does tend to hate the travelling.
Asia V's Europe is not the case at all, they are all linked to the same destination, of wealth creation, of which is easier in Asia to gain for many, than in Europe, because of taxation.
The benefits of pensions can be better exploited, if one has the ability to manage finance and save.
With a minimum wage of 5 pound in UK, it's a disaster for more than 50% of the population, with a state pension of 80 pound a week. Running after benefits doesn't help!