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Postby nakatago » Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote::tongue:

One of these days, sonnyboy, yer gonna git yer comeuppance, you mark my words! :lol: :mrgreen:


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Postby leona123 » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 4:08 am

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sundaymorningstaple wrote:Did you get lost? sgforums is here Or are you leona123's kid sister? :roll:


GROW UP! Meow81 does not know me. Nor I her/him. The issues you have with me, take it out with me and not with another person. And get to the content of his/her claim.


Meow81, did you have some unpleasant incidents with any foreigners? Most of the foreigners I know are actually pleasant and they contribute back to society ,sometimes more than we Singaporeans do. The only arrogant ones I've met are on this forum. And that too, its just one or two. (And you have just met one.) Most of the rest are actually very diplomatic and eloquent.


Hi Leona,

Nope i did not meet with any unpleasant incidents with foreigners. My caucasian friends are really nice :) Just that I have seen some foreigners being rude to other locals thats all. Wait...i take my word back, does meeting that sundaymorningstaple guy count as an unpleasant encounter?? Haha i would think so. I thought this forum is free for people to give their 2 cents worth. Guess i was wrong. Our government needs to only open doors to foreigners that are actually more well mannered not just on how much they can contribute to the economy.


Actually, yes, this forum is free for people to give their opinions but DO expect to be met with agressiveness and arrogance from a few of them if you speak up for your country. And that sundaymorningstaple(acronym sms) guy thinks we are all a lazy bunch of locals because we have learnt 'proper' English but speak Singlish instead (referring to another thread). And yeah, in a way, I agree with you on your last statement.

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Re: Behave yourself when u are in another country

Postby Saint » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:05 am

Meow81 wrote:Hi all,

I'm Singaporean and i don't mind having foreigners here but some of them can really use some manners. Some foreigners who come here, think they are so great and are rude to locals here...makes me just wana go up and punch some of them!

You are after all living in another country, don't you think you should learn more about the culture and the way of life here and be more appreciative and tolerant?

All i can say is if you don't like it here and have so many complaints about Singapore, go back to your country. Nobody is forcing you to stay here.


Yeah, I've met quite a few rude foreigners and they do give expats a bad name, but I've also encountered many rude locals. Have you not come across them before as you haven'y mentioned that?

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Re: Behave yourself when u are in another country

Postby Meow81 » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:16 pm

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Meow81 wrote:Hi all,

I'm Singaporean and i don't mind having foreigners here but some of them can really use some manners. Some foreigners who come here, think they are so great and are rude to locals here...makes me just wana go up and punch some of them!

You are after all living in another country, don't you think you should learn more about the culture and the way of life here and be more appreciative and tolerant?

All i can say is if you don't like it here and have so many complaints about Singapore, go back to your country. Nobody is forcing you to stay here.


Yeah, I've met quite a few rude foreigners and they do give expats a bad name, but I've also encountered many rude locals. Have you not come across them before as you haven'y mentioned that?


Sure i have met locals who are rude to me. I'm not gona mention who in case i step on anyone's toes again. Maybe cos i'm local too, they don't get to me or i just know how to handle them. Either way they still piss me off. Some locals are plain rude and arrogant while some are really harmless. It just the way how they behave and speak. I guess its a way of understanding the culture and the way of life in a country. Moreover I am not saying that all foreigners or all locals are rude. I am only saying that some of them can be rude. But everyone seems to take it personally here. And anyone else who wants to have a go at quoting my every sentence and scrutinizing it please do so asap before i get bored of trying to explain and defend myself time and again.

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Postby Meow81 » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:28 pm

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sundaymorningstaple wrote:Did you get lost? sgforums is here Or are you leona123's kid sister? :roll:


GROW UP! Meow81 does not know me. Nor I her/him. The issues you have with me, take it out with me and not with another person. And get to the content of his/her claim.


Meow81, did you have some unpleasant incidents with any foreigners? Most of the foreigners I know are actually pleasant and they contribute back to society ,sometimes more than we Singaporeans do. The only arrogant ones I've met are on this forum. And that too, its just one or two. (And you have just met one.) Most of the rest are actually very diplomatic and eloquent.


Hi Leona,

Nope i did not meet with any unpleasant incidents with foreigners. My caucasian friends are really nice :) Just that I have seen some foreigners being rude to other locals thats all. Wait...i take my word back, does meeting that sundaymorningstaple guy count as an unpleasant encounter?? Haha i would think so. I thought this forum is free for people to give their 2 cents worth. Guess i was wrong. Our government needs to only open doors to foreigners that are actually more well mannered not just on how much they can contribute to the economy.


Actually, yes, this forum is free for people to give their opinions but DO expect to be met with agressiveness and arrogance from a few of them if you speak up for your country. And that sundaymorningstaple(acronym sms) guy thinks we are all a lazy bunch of locals because we have learnt 'proper' English but speak Singlish instead (referring to another thread). And yeah, in a way, I agree with you on your last statement.


From what has happened, i no longer agree that people can feel free to give their opinions here. There are lazy people everywhere...not just here. Singlish is a localised language (mixture of English and dialects) that is meant to be fun. Don't understand Singlish, just ask. I believe every government (not just our government) should take that into consideration and its just my way of thinking.

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Postby Answers? » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:32 pm

It just the way how they behave and speak. I guess its a way of understanding the culture and the way of life in a country.


you have lot of double standards? what good for goose not good for gander?

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Postby Meow81 » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:39 pm

Answers? wrote:
It just the way how they behave and speak. I guess its a way of understanding the culture and the way of life in a country.


you have lot of double standards? what good for goose not good for gander?


I live in a multicultural country, what do you expect?

Some people tend to speak loudly, it doesn't mean that all people who speak loudly are rude. If i can't take it, i won't be here.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 1:04 pm

Meow81 wrote:Sure i have met locals who are rude to me. I'm not gona mention who in case i step on anyone's toes again. Maybe cos i'm local too, they don't get to me or i just know how to handle them. Either way they still piss me off. Some locals are plain rude and arrogant while some are really harmless. It just the way how they behave and speak. I guess its a way of understanding the culture and the way of life in a country. Moreover I am not saying that all foreigners or all locals are rude. I am only saying that some of them can be rude. But everyone seems to take it personally here. And anyone else who wants to have a go at quoting my every sentence and scrutinizing it please do so asap before i get bored of trying to explain and defend myself time and again.


There's impolite and there being damn right rudness which results in the, if you don't like it go home. Virtually every time this has happen is when a local has tried to rip me off or they lose face because they've made a mistake. For example, telling a taxi driver not to take the "long route", the estate agent that who picks on the wrong person to rip off. When ordering food at the coffee shop and requesting no chilli and it arrives with chilli. It's not my fault I can't take chilli but I was still told if you don't like it go home!

The normal impolite not holding open doors, barging in to lifts, queue jumping, not giving up seats for elderly, terrible driving is something I've just got used to but it doesn't mean I'll join them.

As for Singlish, it really doesn't bother me but there's a time and a place for it. I recently interviewed a local for a position at the regional office for MNC. For 20 minutes the person just spoke Singlish!

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Re: Behave yourself when u are in another country

Postby Meow81 » Wed, 10 Nov 2010 1:32 pm

Saint wrote:There's impolite and there being damn right rudness which results in the, if you don't like it go home. Virtually every time this has happen is when a local has tried to rip me off or they lose face because they've made a mistake. For example, telling a taxi driver not to take the "long route", the estate agent that who picks on the wrong person to rip off. When ordering food at the coffee shop and requesting no chilli and it arrives with chilli. It's not my fault I can't take chilli but I was still told if you don't like it go home!

The normal impolite not holding open doors, barging in to lifts, queue jumping, not giving up seats for elderly, terrible driving is something I've just got used to but it doesn't mean I'll join them.

As for Singlish, it really doesn't bother me but there's a time and a place for it. I recently interviewed a local for a position at the regional office for MNC. For 20 minutes the person just spoke Singlish!


Yeah the rip off thing is very common everywhere. I get rip off too when i travel. And i face the same issue with the taxi drivers here and you just have to know how to deal with them. Bargain with them since they take the long route, don't pay the full fare. Next time tell the guy at the coffee shop that you can't take chilli cause you will die if you ate them. Let me know how that works out ;)

I hate the impolite thingy also, have to tell the people off. And i still don't understand why people like to stand around the MRT train doors and not move in when there is obviously lots of space in the middle!! I thought of wearing a Lady Gaga leather jacket (the one with the spikes) and try my luck getting into the trains at peak hours. Would be an interesting experiment.

That guy is obviously not suitable for the position! I hope you told him about his Singlish issue.

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Postby donova.n » Fri, 10 Dec 2010 1:03 am

such a thread title kind of made me a little pissy and the anti-foreigner sentiment just makes me feel sad for the locals. but then again i just like to rub it in their face in many other ways. :)

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Postby ex-pat » Thu, 17 Feb 2011 2:05 pm

montecarlo wrote:My colleagues (100% Singaporeans) and I are decided to sideline all foreigners workers in our company!!!!

We will not let you all foreigners worker to join our conversations or socialize with us, even frame you at workplace!!! we will use any resorts to oust you all out of our country!

let's wait and see!


Oh Gosh , im sure foreigners in your work place wont even look your way....they cant stand a sotong minded like you montecarlo.

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Postby littlepuppy » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:02 am

Oh dear montecarlo if you hate foreigners so much why are you here in Singapore expats forum??
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Postby nakatago » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:28 am

littlepuppy wrote:Oh dear montecarlo if you hate foreigners so much why are you here in Singapore expats forum??


girl, we chased away montecarlo many, many moons ago....there is, however, a new troll in the other threads. he's probably banned now but he may show up under a different name. they usually do.

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Postby ksl » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 1:47 pm

The latest information from Singapore government is that Singaporeans when compared to educational standards of the population of citizens only rank 18% qualified at degree level and cannot meet the criteria to fulfil the vacancies , while foreign talent stands at 50% in other words, there is not enough talent among Singaporeans to fulfill the positions, so out of 3 million Singaporeans only 18% have a reasonable degree.

Did you know the most successful business people are not degree holders. Microsoft Bill Gates, Apple Steve Jobs, Facebook Mark what's his name? I mean it kind of knocks the crap out of degrees, it's all about opportunity cost and if you have that creative capacity and discipline to mold your own future.

Though Singaporeans rely so much on networking and friendships to get positions of employment, the inheritance goes along way here well before Singapore was built, the families today live off the wealth of their forefathers, who didn't have all the technological assistance at hand to aid their wealth creation, only blood sweat and tears created wealth.

Singapore is a brilliant place to study the mechanics of hard work, social eco development as well as how crime flourished in the early days.

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Re: Great News!!!! Singapore Close door to foreigner!!!!

Postby Eau2011 » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 2:22 pm

montecarlo wrote:Great!!! our government will tighten the policy now to reduce foreigners work here!!! Today news!!

we have fed-up by lots of foreigner coming to our country these few years, at least i can see government doing something good now!!!


No more foreigners here!!! yahoo!!


BTW, I heard from my husband some MNCs are going to move their ASEAN or APAC headquarters to other countries, e.g. Dailmer (Mercedes)...Singapore is no longer attractive.

He told me this made Singapore government worrying and now they are considering to take some steps to keep those MNCs here. If I'm not wrong, this is one of your three pillars in your economy.

Hey, if companies are gone, how are most of Singaporeans supposed to make a living here? :wink: The unemployment would be 50%, at least. I'm really concerned. :cry: See, I have a really good heart. :lol:

Of cause, we shall leave when our APAC headquarter is not located here anymore. :D


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