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Post by nakatago » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 5:43 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They also complain about the crowded roads & suicidal motorcyclists as well. :tongue: :devil: :lol:
They complain about a lot of things. A lot of Singaporeans admit to doing so.
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Post by x9200 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 6:01 pm

And as one could have learned reading some comments during the infamous Bugis cab/ferrari accident the government should ensure the foreigners can drive up to the standards of the Singaporeans.

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Post by Brah » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:09 pm

While it doesn't bother me (I said this on this forum long ago) the dress sense is often pretty sense-less. I see women coming into the office with cheap rubber flip-flops which to me makes them look, well, I don't want to say such bad things, but as well exhibits a profound lack of social and business intelligence.

On the flip side are those women who either don't have the money for a proper wardrobe or are again have such poor fashion sense to come to the office looking like they are going to Zouk, wearing innapropriate (in the business-sense and / or common-sense) and overly-sexy clothing.

Don't get me wrong, I like those clothes in the right setting, but a well-dressed woman gets me every time. I'm reminded of this every time I go back to Japan where most office professionals have very good sense of attire and "TPO".

Here, there's a hundred different ways of tacky I see every day.

It's just in keeping with the overall dumbed-downed-ness of things here.

Interesting though how in some office areas that some buildings seem to have better dressed women than others. There are some fine dressers downtown at One Raffles and MBFC.
offshoreoildude wrote:
the lynx wrote:
Segue wrote:The casual nature of this place is one the things I really like. I can wear a Hawaiian shirt and sandals and get into most places except for fine dining.
And Singapore is one of the few countries that don't have a problem of having half of working female population wearing the following to work:

1. Shorts (these include mini shorts)
2. Mini skirts
3. Tops with plunging neckline
3. Cocktail dresses (seriously, account girls?)
4. Leggings
5. Tube tops or halter tops
6. Sheer clothes
7. Garish underwear underneath sheer clothes
8. Mini dresses
It bothers me. I have a very cautious approach to women in the work force having had a trumped up harassment charge back in Oz leveled at me (for wishing someone well). The only exchanges I have with women in Western workplaces are hello, goodbye and work matters. Anything else is asking for a sex harassment case in this day and age - Singapore is ok actually but I still pretty much consider women dressed above as potential land mines best kept away from. I have no interest in suiciding my career with some bimbo.

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Post by zzm9980 » Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:38 pm

x9200 wrote:And as one could have learned reading some comments during the infamous Bugis cab/ferrari accident the government should ensure the foreigners can drive up to the standards of the Singaporeans.
That's a double edged sword you propose there :P

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Post by vishalgupta2 » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 4:13 am

zzm9980 wrote:
vishalgupta2 wrote:
nakatago wrote: ...well, some women wear shorts or cocktail dresses as office wear. What more for such a concert?
Off topic, I really miss being able to go to work in a Shorts, T-shirt and sandals in the US...
That is common dress code where I work. :) Luckily we follow the US corporate culture!
Lucky you. I moved from US office to Singapore office this May and failed to realize that my company will have culture so different in Singapore.

Whatever it is, I still like Singapore.

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Post by vishalgupta2 » Tue, 28 Aug 2012 4:14 am

zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:And as one could have learned reading some comments during the infamous Bugis cab/ferrari accident the government should ensure the foreigners can drive up to the standards of the Singaporeans.
That's a double edged sword you propose there :P
Forums are sometimes weird, there are like a million people who have no clue what they are talking about. It's not just Singapore, the fact is that immigrants are the easiest scapegoats.

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Post by Segue » Fri, 31 Aug 2012 2:30 pm

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote: And Singapore is one of the few countries that don't have a problem of having half of working female population wearing the following to work:

1. Shorts (these include mini shorts)
2. Mini skirts
3. Tops with plunging neckline
3. Cocktail dresses (seriously, account girls?)
4. Leggings
5. Tube tops or halter tops
6. Sheer clothes
7. Garish underwear underneath sheer clothes
8. Mini dresses
I don't see the problem? :???: :cool:
Men do not see that as a problem...
Not a problem at all!

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