I disagree about the foreigner bashing only being in cyberspace, go to any coffee shop or food court and you can hear it going on. I've heard of more than one or two altercations of groups of younger locals deciding to beat up the foreigner at places like chijmes and boat quay too, so I don't think it's only limited to verbal abuse either. The difference between here and somewhere like the UK is that people are prosecuted there, even if they make racist statements in cyberspace. Here it seems like people get away with most things scot-free (mostly due to the completely incompetent police force and system they work under).revhappy wrote:He was talking about job prospects for foreigners and the climate towards them, I have to say that inspite of the recent furore going on against foreigners, It's still "relatively"better here, because all forms of foreigner bashing happen in the cyberspace and not in the physical space like in those traditional greener pastures. Also inspite of all the tightening SG still is the easiest countries of all and by a far far bigger margin at that, in terms of job prospects for foreigners vis a vis the locals and also on an absolute basis.JayCee wrote:Are you sure this is Singapore you're talking about? This place has discrimination everywhere, just because the drone MPs constantly bang on and on about 'racial harmony' in an attempt to convince people that it exists, doesn't mean it actually doeslolipop99 wrote: and abundance of jobs opportunity. Many people I know who hop to other "greener pastures" wish they had stayed in Singapore instead. Many of them gave up PR and citizenship to migrate to the West just to realize that they cannot find a job with their existing skills and educations without local experience and connection, they are "discriminate" subtly where as in Singapore they are embrace and given the opportunities like any other local or even warmer with no CPF.
Safety is still nothing like as bad as it could get in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines etc.. but I'm not going to bury my head in the sand and think this place is a utopia either.
Regarding job opportunities - depends on the industry you work in I guess, but I personally find the job market very small and limited here compared to London, I've been interested in maybe moving for over 2 years but this place is dead.