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Posted: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 5:40 pm
by taxico
revhappy wrote:...Regarding SG passport. No way. This place is not at meant for retiring...


i beg to differ. i know many people who like retiring in singapore. my parents are now singapore citizens and they cannot think of another place they'd rather be.

i'm not saying this is the perfect place - i don't think anywhere is, but it's been a suitable place for a good number of AARP members.

Posted: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 7:19 pm
by zzm9980
taxico wrote:
revhappy wrote:...Regarding SG passport. No way. This place is not at meant for retiring...


i beg to differ. i know many people who like retiring in singapore. my parents are now singapore citizens and they cannot think of another place they'd rather be.

i'm not saying this is the perfect place - i don't think anywhere is, but it's been a suitable place for a good number of AARP members.[/quote

I think it mostly has to do with the size of one's savings.

Posted: Sat, 29 Sep 2012 7:53 pm
by Strong Eagle
zzm9980 wrote:
taxico wrote:
revhappy wrote:...Regarding SG passport. No way. This place is not at meant for retiring...


i beg to differ. i know many people who like retiring in singapore. my parents are now singapore citizens and they cannot think of another place they'd rather be.

i'm not saying this is the perfect place - i don't think anywhere is, but it's been a suitable place for a good number of AARP members.[/quote

I think it mostly has to do with the size of one's savings.


It costs too damn much and prices for everything continue to rise. Not a good place to retire.

Hell... not such a good place to work anymore, between the rising living costs and the apparent hostility towards "foreign talent" on the part of the gahmen and the populace.

Posted: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:32 pm
by Brah
+1, and painfully so

Strong Eagle wrote:It costs too damn much and prices for everything continue to rise. Not a good place to retire.

Hell... not such a good place to work anymore, between the rising living costs and the apparent hostility towards "foreign talent" on the part of the gahmen and the populace.

Posted: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 2:14 pm
by sensei_
Strong Eagle wrote:Hell... not such a good place to work anymore, between the rising living costs and the apparent hostility towards "foreign talent" on the part of the gahmen and the populace.


it seems when the shits hits the fan, the first targets are generally the "foreigners". happens in australia too. when the shit hit the fan, finding a job with a name other than smith, jones, or moore was pretty impossible.

Posted: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:51 pm
by v4jr4
sensei_ wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Hell... not such a good place to work anymore, between the rising living costs and the apparent hostility towards "foreign talent" on the part of the gahmen and the populace.


it seems when the shits hits the fan, the first targets are generally the "foreigners". happens in australia too. when the shit hit the fan, finding a job with a name other than smith, jones, or moore was pretty impossible.


For some reason, blaming "foreigners" is a "legit" shortcut.

Posted: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:54 am
by earthfriendly
v4jr4 wrote:
sensei_ wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Hell... not such a good place to work anymore, between the rising living costs and the apparent hostility towards "foreign talent" on the part of the gahmen and the populace.


it seems when the shits hits the fan, the first targets are generally the "foreigners". happens in australia too. when the shit hit the fan, finding a job with a name other than smith, jones, or moore was pretty impossible.


For some reason, blaming "foreigners" is a "legit" shortcut.


It is called scapegoating. It is a short cut and myopic way of thinking that prevents one from understanding the real issues and finding the solutions.

Having said that, it is no easy task for a group to accept new comers. It takes time to absorp and come to terms with these new societal influences. We are humans, not robots! It is a generational process. Most people are not that open-minded and flexible nor accepting of changes.