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Jurong area for Indians near Yuva Bharathi school

Postby Ind2SG » Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:38 pm

Hi
I have moved to Singapore and work in CBP.

I have shorlisted on Yuva Bharathi school but none of my friends/colleagues know about Jurong area or this school.

Request if the audience has info on these questions;
Are places in and around this school have lots of Indians? The reason is my kids are in secondary school and will need company else they will not like the place. Like we have Compassville street in Sengkang do we have a place were Indians are more?

This school is not even listed in popular search sites of SG. Is it a good school? Any one studying in this school please?

Please help me to decide.DPS is also good but fees are expensive and rental rates are high in that area. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Jurong area for Indians near Yuva Bharathi school

Postby taxico » Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:34 am

Ind2SG wrote:...do we have a place were Indians are more?

Please help me to decide.DPS is also good but fees are expensive and rental rates are high in that area...


GIIS?

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Postby Saint » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 8:53 am

Ind2SG wrote:Are places in and around this school have lots of Indians? The reason is my kids are in secondary school and will need company else they will not like the place. Like we have Compassville street in Sengkang do we have a place were Indians are more?


What's wrong with your kids mixing with Chinese, Malay, Caucasians etc etc?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:21 am

Heaven forbid! :o

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Postby proxymoron » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 2:47 pm

- barring North Korea and Antartica, almost all known places have Indians... same goes with Jurong. Nothing much to worry about.
- Jurong and Changi both are at the end of the island, and unfortunately it is the opposite ends. So schools closer to your workplace would be better option.
- Children dont have prejudice, only us grown ups do. Children will find their own company of friends, you may not need worry about it.
- Best place to get advice about Indians and indian schools is CBP itself. You will get better help from the people there than what you can get from here.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 4:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Heaven forbid! :o

Now I am beginning to understand why some condos have been 'colonised' to the point where they are nicknamed 'Little India'. Once of the nice things about the place where we stay is that there is a mixture of people from all over - local Singaporeans, Indians, Aussies, Europeans, Americans, etc. etc.

It's always nice to see the Indian kids playing cricket on the green areas near our condo, but I was even more pleased the other day when I saw that some Chinese kids had joined in too. I've never understood the desire to live in a monoculture with only 'your own people' - maybe I'm missing some vital piece of information about that way of thinking?
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Postby Saint » Thu, 07 Feb 2013 5:08 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Heaven forbid! :o

Now I am beginning to understand why some condos have been 'colonised' to the point where they are nicknamed 'Little India'.


There's a condo near me called Mandarin Gardens which now known locally as Indian Gardens!

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Re: Jurong area for Indians near Yuva Bharathi school

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:38 am

Saint wrote:
Ind2SG wrote:Are places in and around this school have lots of Indians? The reason is my kids are in secondary school and will need company else they will not like the place. Like we have Compassville street in Sengkang do we have a place were Indians are more?


What's wrong with your kids mixing with Chinese, Malay, Caucasians etc etc?


Its not the kids. Its his wife. Most probably she is a housewife and in the new country its reasonable to expect to live in a place where she can find some Indian friends, no?

Dont you Caucasians ask questions here "Which area is good for expats?" "Which International School should I put my kid into?" Why dont you guys ask which area has lots of Chinese, Malays, Indians etc so that I can mingle with them, I never saw anyone ask that kind of question.

Such hypocrites! :roll:

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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:47 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Heaven forbid! :o

Now I am beginning to understand why some condos have been 'colonised' to the point where they are nicknamed 'Little India'. Once of the nice things about the place where we stay is that there is a mixture of people from all over - local Singaporeans, Indians, Aussies, Europeans, Americans, etc. etc.

It's always nice to see the Indian kids playing cricket on the green areas near our condo, but I was even more pleased the other day when I saw that some Chinese kids had joined in too. I've never understood the desire to live in a monoculture with only 'your own people' - maybe I'm missing some vital piece of information about that way of thinking?


I can assure you Indians dont have the desire to live with "only" our kind of people. But yes we like to live in a place where our spouse or elderly parents can find friends with whom they can easily get along from day 1.

Kids being kids can easily get along with other races. No problems there. But for adults there can be lots of issues, especially language or culture barriers. I am not saying we dont interact at all with other races. In fact my immediate neighbours are filipinos and taiwanese and we get along very well.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 6:54 am

WD40, you haven't worked in the USofA then have you? They set up their own little walled communities (figuratively speaking) in the major US cities. They sent home for a suitably matchmade bride and woe be the poor indian girl who makes the mistake of sneaking out with an non-indian boy. In fact, been several murdered by brothers IN the US over just this little point. So, the point you make isn't necessarily ringing true.
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Postby Saint » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 9:16 am

Wd40 wrote:
Dont you Caucasians ask questions here "Which area is good for expats?" "Which International School should I put my kid into?" Why dont you guys ask which area has lots of Chinese, Malays, Indians etc so that I can mingle with them, I never saw anyone ask that kind of question.

Such hypocrites! :roll:


Yes, and I would give the exact same reply that I gave to the OP

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 9:22 am

Wd40 wrote:Dont you Caucasians ask questions here "Which area is good for expats?" "Which International School should I put my kid into?" Why dont you guys ask which area has lots of Chinese, Malays, Indians etc so that I can mingle with them, I never saw anyone ask that kind of question.

Such hypocrites! :roll:

Can you quote please some posts where a Caucasian asked about an area where there are a lot of Caucasians?
I think with your approach you are loosing the grip on reality every single day more and more, and you know what is truly tragicomical with it? You push yourself very hard to fit into the stereotypes you are so fighting here.

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:10 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:WD40, you haven't worked in the USofA then have you? They set up their own little walled communities (figuratively speaking) in the major US cities. They sent home for a suitably matchmade bride and woe be the poor indian girl who makes the mistake of sneaking out with an non-indian boy. In fact, been several murdered by brothers IN the US over just this little point. So, the point you make isn't necessarily ringing true.


I am surprised its the Indians doing that, in the UK its almost exclusively Pakistani's who go in for the "honour" killings. Thats assuming the poor girl hasnt been "tricked" into going "home" never to be seen in the land of her birth again.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:18 am

I make no differentiation between Indian and Pakistani. At a point in time they were all Indians before the partition.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:54 am

ughhh! I don't understand the need of my country men to recreate India wherever they go.
oooohh my Godddddddd!!! the horror of learning another culture... this is a divide by zero error!!!

If you made a conscious decision to leave India to go to Singapore I think you should learn to assimilate local culture of that place as much as possible.

On a related note: I'm from India, when I moved here where did I end up staying? Little India... :oops:
but it was for 1 main reason, it only costs 7 bucks taxi fare from clarke quay when you get drunk and want to stagger into a taxi

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