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Expats, are you treated by locals acceptably in Singapore?

Post by sajeewaw » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 6:33 pm

Or do u feel discriminated by others being an expat? I would like to know your honest feedback.

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Post by QRM » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:45 pm

Why do you want to know?

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Post by sajeewaw » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:50 pm

QRM wrote:Why do you want to know?
Hey Its sharing experiences and thoughts ... :D

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Post by QRM » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 8:59 pm

Ok, whats your view on it then?

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Post by sajeewaw » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 9:08 pm

QRM wrote:Ok, whats your view on it then?
I wish there is no discrimination and everybody is living peacfully and happily. Because I am willing to relocate by 2nd week of April. :roll:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 9:12 pm

sajeewaw wrote:
QRM wrote:Why do you want to know?
Hey Its sharing experiences and thoughts ... :D
So what are your experiences then? Share. :-|
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:27 pm

Singapore is a harmonious country where all races, colours and creeds alive peacefully and equally among one another. . .











( . . . compared to Malaysia)
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Post by durain » Sat, 28 Mar 2009 12:18 am

yeah, they discriminated me. so you still gonna come to singapore?

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Post by JimH5 » Sat, 28 Mar 2009 3:04 pm

I don't feel that the locals discriminate against me. I guess they save that for immigrant maids and tiger prawn consumers.

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Post by Hithnar » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 1:10 am

Yes, I do feel some discrimination going on. It's not something that strikes you, but you can feel it now and then. (i.e. when a price of renting an apartment goes 50% up upon the agent recognizing you are an expat). If you are Caucasian, the price rising and expecting that you have some uber-fat salary is the most atrocious one.

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Post by Mat Salleh » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:03 am

I am living in an area at the edge of town in the west where are hardly any expats except me. I am treated normally by the locals when I do my shoppings or eat at the hawker. The people are absolutely open and talk to me on the street from time to time. I cannot recall any bad experiences. Regarding the rent "rip-offs": I am still not sure about that. The rents can go up and down extremely during a short time. Maybe this fact sometimes creates the impression.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 1:39 pm

If you are a caucasian, try shopping by yourself in Tekka or any other wet market and then stop and compare prices after leaving with some of the other local shoppers who bought the same things. (Or for that matter, any store that does not display prices). Caveat Emptor.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Addadude » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 8:54 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If you are a caucasian, try shopping by yourself in Tekka or any other wet market and then stop and compare prices after leaving with some of the other local shoppers who bought the same things. (Or for that matter, any store that does not display prices). Caveat Emptor.

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Post by pakjohn » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 7:31 pm

I cannot believe the amount of respect with which Singapore treats legal aliens.
Lived here long? :P
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