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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 20 Feb 2008 12:52 pm

GordonGekko wrote: There is no such thing as a perfect country or society, but Singapore's close enough for me. How I wish I was there already! :love:


Your quest and determination to settle in a foreign and exotic (from Scandinavian point of view) land shows what a hopeless romantic you are. Reminds me a little bit of myself. I seriously hope it pan out for you. I think I know where you are coming from. You are seeking for a deeper kind of happiness/contentment which is not dependent upon tangible or material terms. It is all about what your heart feels. I think you have a great big heart. Hope it is also a healthy one :) .

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Postby cutiebutie » Wed, 20 Feb 2008 3:41 pm

I am sure a certain amount of cynicism will creep in after a while, but I agree with earthfriendly. Be a romantic and try something new.

Disregard those who seem to be a bitter about life and can't imagine anyone else being different from them.


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Re: A Caucasian Singaporean?

Postby ozchick » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 9:42 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:
And in advance, welcome to Singapore!


Yeah brilliant post and welcome back sweet girl ! You really are the best yet ! The very sight of those 4 letters WIMH gladdens the heart of the Ozchick ! :)
And I do try to eat at the Hawker centres but wish the food was a bit hotter temperature-wise. But they always treat me like I belong here and I like that a lot. I'm still stuck at LAH but will make an effort in this regard.
And when my plane lands in Singapore at the amazing Changi Airport- yep it's a great feeling to be 'home'. Singapore ? Not bad at all just quietly !
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:55 pm

Ozchick, what in the world are you drinking tonight? WIMH's post was made back in January! before she decided she could no longer handle a certain poster here so decided to take a break.

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Multicultural SIngapore

Postby dcglim » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 5:34 am

Why should we be having this discussion in the first place?

Why is being a caucasian singaporean an issue?

Afterall, isn't Singapore a "multi-cultural" country?

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Postby Jeppo » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 9:00 am

dcglim wrote:Afterall, isn't Singapore a "multi-cultural" country?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks...I haven't laughed that much in a long time.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:18 am

Jeppo wrote:
dcglim wrote:Afterall, isn't Singapore a "multi-cultural" country?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks...I haven't laughed that much in a long time.


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Re: A Caucasian Singaporean?

Postby ksl » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:24 am

ozchick wrote:
Wind In My Hair wrote:
And in advance, welcome to Singapore!


Yeah brilliant post and welcome back sweet girl ! You really are the best yet ! The very sight of those 4 letters WIMH gladdens the heart of the Ozchick ! :)
And I do try to eat at the Hawker centres but wish the food was a bit hotter temperature-wise. But they always treat me like I belong here and I like that a lot. I'm still stuck at LAH but will make an effort in this regard.
And when my plane lands in Singapore at the amazing Changi Airport- yep it's a great feeling to be 'home'. Singapore ? Not bad at all just quietly !
:lol: :lol: :lol: what's up Ozchick? Are you feeling ok, not dehydrated are you :) Or is it :in love: and I never thought you cared!

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Re: A Caucasian Singaporean?

Postby ozchick » Sun, 04 May 2008 1:15 pm

ksl wrote:
ozchick wrote:
Wind In My Hair wrote:
Are you feeling ok, not dehydrated are you :) Or is it :in love: and I never thought you cared!


:oops: Well sms and ksl I have no idea why I'm replying to an old post ! Just another case of old age creeping up on me ....or me too busy to concentrate on what I'm doing here !But, as a matter of interest, where did GG end up ? Is he here ? The rooster is also Swedish and wants to stay here. Doesn't have anything particularly bad to say about Sweden but has lots bad to say about Europe in general. Says they are shackled with 'history'. Coming from Oz I can't quite 'get' that....mm, now to find a more recent post ! Think THIS could be one now- ouch !
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Re: Multicultural SIngapore

Postby cutiebutie » Sun, 04 May 2008 3:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Jeppo wrote:
dcglim wrote:Afterall, isn't Singapore a "multi-cultural" country?


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks...I haven't laughed that much in a long time.


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 04 May 2008 9:24 pm

No more than the US is.

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Postby cutiebutie » Mon, 05 May 2008 12:52 pm

It's quite different, wouldn't you say?

And yes, I would classify the US as multi-cultural as well. :?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 May 2008 1:33 pm

Yeah, the only difference that I can see is the fact that Singapore has national holidays for the three major races as a sop for the discrimination they use in telling you where you are allowed to live or can not live based on your race or religion. Other than than they are pretty much the same. Most jobs on the East Coast in the US (in the retail sector) discriminate as well by requiring bilingualism now as well. There it is English and Spanish, here is is English and Mandarin. Without both of them, no job. Or, you are overlooked for a job (reverse discrimination) in a country where the language of government is English (in both countries).

The more they are different the more they are the same. Neither actually practices what they preach. :wink:

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Postby cutiebutie » Mon, 05 May 2008 1:58 pm

Ah, so then we have different interpretations of what multi-culturalism is.

But yes, I would say that Singapore is a multi-cultural country.

(Speaking of the HDB housing regulations, you should have a look at Malalysia, who have a certain similar system for housing purchases, but the races do not live together, rather in self-styled ghettos. Not nice.)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 05 May 2008 11:02 pm

cutiebutie wrote:Ah, so then we have different interpretations of what multi-culturalism is.

But yes, I would say that Singapore is a multi-cultural country.

(Speaking of the HDB housing regulations, you should have a look at Malalysia, who have a certain similar system for housing purchases, but the races do not live together, rather in self-styled ghettos. Not nice.)


It's multi-curtural on the surface only. All policies however are geared to keep the population ethnically at the same percentages. I don't call that multi-curtural. I call that tolerating the minorities only - but we must keep them in their place!

After being in the region for 25 years I am aware of Malaysia and her problems. However, it's not much different here in Singapore. No matter where I live if I live in HDB estates it's like living in an ethnic getto isn't it? when 78.8% of all the residents are of the same ethnic background it means everybody else is an interloper here in their little ghettos. Of course the government feels safer that way. Yes I would agree ghetto is a bit to strong of a term but I am sure, with your more than capable intellect, you know exactly what I'm saying. :wink:

This has been discussed here before so I will decline from entering the fray again. But, when you are a 2%'er you tend to see the underbelly of the government's policies here. It's just like years ago when I still lived in the US. As the majority there I never saw some of our policies in the 50's & 60's that way either. When you are the majority you don't feel the effect of discriminatory policies. Instead you "pragmatically" try to justify your reasons for doing so even though it doesn't make it any less "right". Pragmatic - the favourite word of all Singaporeans. It let's them justify any wrong or anti-social act or policy in their eyes. Unfortunately the rest see it for what it is. :wink:

To me, whether it works or not is not relevant. Call a rose by any other name but it's still a rose (or thorn).


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