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Topics that should be avoided in Singapore.

Postby peter_pan » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 4:20 pm

Hi everyone, I'm new in this forum and Singapore. I will be working in a local company very soon. As I'm a very talkative person, I don't want to start a topic which might offended someone.

Thank you.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 4:32 pm

I highly recommend that you not openly advocate the overthrow of the Singapore government. You won't be here long if you do.

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Postby SunWuKong » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 6:32 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I highly recommend that you not openly advocate the overthrow of the Singapore government. You won't be here long if you do.


Au contraire, you'll be here longer than you expected... at the discretion of the state, and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Changi.
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Postby peter_pan » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:42 pm

Singapore is very much different from where I'm from. Working environment and hours also different in many ways. I don't every hear of any strike or riot here, which make it less fun and more working days. LOL. Btw, how is the workers union here? Is there any?

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 3:25 pm

peter_pan wrote: Btw, how is the workers union here? Is there any?


There's the NTUC (National Trade Union Congress). You can google them up. :)
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Postby littlegreenman » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 4:29 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:
peter_pan wrote: Btw, how is the workers union here? Is there any?


There's the NTUC (National Trade Union Congress). You can google them up. :)


Yeah, they will give you great advise on how to run super markets.

Striking here is against the law. I think also unions are very strongly regulated and thus barely existing. Remember, Singapore is very pro business and fortunately wants to avoid the dead weight in utility from strikes (see UK postal workers strike, train conductor strike etc. which paralyses a country)

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 5:12 pm

littlegreenman wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:
peter_pan wrote: Btw, how is the workers union here? Is there any?


There's the NTUC (National Trade Union Congress). You can google them up. :)


Yeah, they will give you great advise on how to run super markets.



Not only would they give you good advice on running supermarkets, they also would tell you how to run insurance companies and pre-schools. :lol:
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Postby simonL » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 9:41 pm

Plus, if you are a union member, u can accumulate link points to offset future purchases at NTUC supermarkets! 8-)

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Postby ksl » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:43 am

Asian_Geekette wrote:
littlegreenman wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:
peter_pan wrote: Btw, how is the workers union here? Is there any?


There's the NTUC (National Trade Union Congress). You can google them up. :)


Yeah, they will give you great advise on how to run super markets.



Not only would they give you good advice on running supermarkets, they also would tell you how to run insurance companies and pre-schools. :lol:
And also how to invest in profitable companies! Although when you purchase is your own risk! :lol: But it's advisable to buy at a low price :) :wink:

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Postby peter_pan » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:19 pm

littlegreenman wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:
peter_pan wrote: Btw, how is the workers union here? Is there any?


There's the NTUC (National Trade Union Congress). You can google them up. :)


Yeah, they will give you great advise on how to run super markets.

Striking here is against the law. I think also unions are very strongly regulated and thus barely existing. Remember, Singapore is very pro business and fortunately wants to avoid the dead weight in utility from strikes (see UK postal workers strike, train conductor strike etc. which paralyses a country)


So that means my voice is not heard by the government? We (from country I'm from) strike because we want to be treated better. I do a Google about NTUC, its part of the government. :( :X

I think i tanking too much about the government. :X I guess I have to start to get use to this country.

I better start a new topic. LOL. So beside the government what else that should be avoided?

By the way, website I found interesting website, censored

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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 1:50 pm

peter_pan wrote:I better start a new topic. LOL. So beside the government what else that should be avoided?

By the way, website I found interesting website, censored

You also need to avoid that website, because that publishing company is controlled by the government as well, and their lawyers don't like the forums here at SingaporeExpats :shock:
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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 2:34 pm

peter_pan wrote:
So that means my voice is not heard by the government? We (from country I'm from) strike because we want to be treated better.


Perhaps you should put as much effort into your work instead of worrying about the government . . . and please start a new thread about Trades Unions where you are from and let's see how valid their strikes for being 'treated better'.
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Postby peter_pan » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 2:38 pm

WOW, everything are control by them. Now I get it.

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 2:45 pm

peter_pan wrote:WOW, everything are control by them. Now I get it.


No, your bowel movements are yours to do with as you please . . . as long as you flush afterwards.
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Postby meiangie » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 2:48 pm

It depends on which race. For example: Topics about death are taboo for all races in SG.

There are some books which i can recommend you to read. It is in a comic form published by asiapac comics. Those books are titled: gateway to (chinese, malay, indian, eurasian...) cultures. They cover the 4 main races here & includes in the book a section of do & don't when mixing with the people.

Good luck.
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