I lived in Hackney before I moved here. We had a chalkboard on the fridge that we marked everytime we heard gunshots - 12 times in 2 years! Murders so frequent that they become nothing more than four lines of "round-up"news in the local paper. Ours was a gated community and I wouldn't go out after dark unless in a taxi. At the local train station, the security people would stay in their huts behind bullet-proof glass. Miles of streets with never a sign of a police officer, unless there was 10 of them in riot gear.nakatago wrote:Ok, now I'm intrigued about where in London you lived such that stabbings area quite common in your area. I know it can be pretty bad over there but that makes it sound like it's the bad lands out there.longstebe wrote:ask the people in London to stop stabbing people.
I mean, I come from a country where such crimes are common except in affluent areas (and I have never lived in affluent areas).
Moving to Singapore was a blessed relief.
Yes, I can recognise JR8s list of annoyances, but compared to living in Hackney, Singapore is a dream.
I am with the OP on this - it doesn't get much better than this. If you don't like it, GTFO!