I think I speak for many when I say tat most, if not all forumers here are not in a position where they need financial help or anything close to tat. We are just concerned about fellow citizens who have fallen behind. Not everyone who works hard or who are intelligent or who plan their lives properly are going to do well. Sh1t can happen even if u think u are well prepared. As to wat u say about 80% of your department needing spoon fed, I have heard duch more about dept heads or MGs who are nothin more than scums trying their best to earn big fat bonuses by relentlessly pushing those below so they can achieve high figures and impressive statistics to justify their fat say checks. I am not surprised if ppl like qrm prefers to go back to his homeland when he is old. Sg is a great place if u are old and rich but is hell if u are old and poor
I am only using my experience of helping out in a local hospice for the elderly here, no help from the govt, they have to totally rely on charitable donation and volunteers. Agree with you on local family values but I have been brought up in a way where I do not want to burden my children with looking after me. They will have enough on their plates looking after their own young family. My elderly father who spent all his life in Asia had to return to the uk as there was no way he could afford the medical bills. At least now his medicine is covered and he has people who come around the house to install all the equipment and provide a free transport service. Sure it not free every uk citizen pays for it over their life time. But it was nice when I broke my foot in the uk to have full medical treatment, wheelchairs, and even the cost of my taxi all for "free"
You serious who wants to be be employed if they don't have to? There's more to life than working! Like most people pointed out those who work in their twilight years do so because they have no choice. In fact i would bet 90 percent of the working population would rather travel, write books, paint, and just sit at home and stare at the ceiling if they had the option. There are a few exceptions one specialist surgeon i know who is in his mid seventies continues to work as he find great satisfaction in saving Peoples lives.
100 percent agree when ever I get a form here that asks for my race I always stick down "human race" reminds me of a situation a few years ago. A regiment in the UK was accused of being racist, when asked how many coloured soldiers they have within the regiment, they simply replied that they are not racist so do not separate people into skin categories, as a result they did not have a clue how many dark skinned folks they had. It was zero.It was strange when I arrived here what was considered morally wrong or in some cases illegal in the west is perfectly OK to ask on official forms or in general conversation,how much you earn, how old you are, sexual orientation, what race you are, and if you are planning on getting pregnant etc. Another staggering thing was seeing adverts for tenants and signs saying " no Indians allowed" " Chinese only apply" I was told officially its because certain race quotas needed to be met? It is a double edge sword in many ways you can argue at least the racism is upfront and in the open. By making it illegal in the west so some poor Indian family will trek all the way to aN apartment do the whole viewing lark, not knowing the owners will not be renting to an Indian family. Pernakan? Interesting that means effectively you or you family are an immigrant or FT twice over, once when arriving on the mainland and FT again when pitching up on these sunny shores? I love the whole peranakan cultural thing. My daughter had a lovely outfit made for special occasions.
Funny there was a sort of poll on one of the expat website about dating local women and the general conclusion was stick with Malays, Indians, and mixed girls as the Chinese ladies seem only interested in the size of the wallets. So the moral of the story Chinese men should marry non Chinese ladies? BTW re that recent poll that stick SG as the number one spot in GDP, there's another poll that looks at quality of life and SG comes below Botswana?! Just goes to show money can't buy you happiness, like wild animals the population increases when all in warren are chirpy http://www1.internationalliving.com/qofl2011/?field=final
BTW re that recent poll that stick SG as the number one spot in GDP, there's another poll that looks at quality of life and SG comes below Botswana?! Just goes to show money can't buy you happiness, like wild animals the population increases when all in warren are chirpy http://www1.internationalliving.com/qofl2011/?field=final
Sorry to disappoint you, I rather be rich and happy than be poor and happy Are you happy here!!!
Allow me to b curious myguy...U mentioned u stayed here a long time. Any reasons why u did not serve NS? Were u already here when u were at an age when one is eligible to b called up?
You betcha I love this place! Would not be here otherwise I just wish they would allow dual citizenship then would snap it up. The downside of the place expensive cars, no porno mags, an education system that churns out people with their helmets screwed on a little bit too tight and a few too many happy clapper does nothing to dampen my enthusiasm for the place. I have lived in so many places around the world and SG is where I have chosen to sink my roots. At least it's above north Korea in the quality of life stakes. I was well chuffed we got our PR and was more than willing to do my 2 year " how to kill Malaysians" stint but I am a bit to old for that.
You got a JOB here to survive, you should be grateful man... how can you be so unfair to compare Singapore with North Korea ? You better make sure PAP is not reading this ...
Especially his this sentence: "my 2 year " how to kill Malaysians" stint".What do you actually meant by it?
He is just a sh*t stirrer. Typical of british expats who have been here long enough to think they understand enough to make jokes about how things work here with their beer buddies and on expat forums, but in reality have lived in a expat cocoon, drink too much and write nonsense while inebriated.