Quite common for people to think that everything in their own country is best.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Most of us have. But the problem is that Singapore like to portray themselves as god's gift to the world..... China doesn't run around the world screaming "Tony, look at me, look at me Tony". This country gets tennis elbow from trying to pat itself on the back.dep wrote:lol interesting experiences you all have but when you've been to China and lived there for quite a while ,you will find Singapore much much much better lol
Unfortunately, it's a country with a 1st world infrastructure and 3rd world social habits. (And that's stretching it). It wouldn't be so bad but, as has been said umpteen times, people always point out other countries are just as bad (said in the defense of their bad habits) except for the fact that other countries haven't run 35 years of courtesy campaigns to educate the population with absolutely not discernible improvement in all those years.
So, yes, your expectations may be high and, yes, it could be better.
However, it really is a matter of perspective.
Dep did not have enough much's in front of the "better."
Agree with him that spending time in a place like Shanghai allows you to appreciate the courtesy and graciousness that does exist here.