SMRT or CMRT

February 19, 2013

Stand SMRT for Singapore Mass Rapid Transport or is it CMRT, Chinese Mass Rapid Transport?

Photo: I'm sure many have already noticed. Why the sudden need for chinese translations of SMRT stations in the trains? How does that cater to a nation with the believe, "Regardless of race or religion"? If it is really necessary, then should they not cater to everyone else too? Your thoughts on this please. Share if you feel this is unfair.

Recently, Singapore MRT started making English and Chinese announcements on the trains. Before every station, English and Chinese (Mandarin) announcements are made. Other announcements like no eating on the trains, security alert, etc are still made randomly in the four official languages. Until recently, the station announcements used to be made in English only. Recently, Chinese (Mandarin) was added. For more than 25 years since SMRT started operations, only English announcement was made for stations. Why the sudden addition of Mandarin?

There is also a huge different between the operators, SBS and SMRT. SBS operates the purple line (Harbourfront – Punggol) and their announcements are spoken in all four languages. I do take that MRT line very regularly and I noticed that I do hear much more announcements in various languages instead of the other MRT lines.

This latest policy of making Chinese announcement has caused lots of controversy. It is creating lots of robust and emotional discussion in the cyberworld especially on Facebook and public forums. There are already so many foreigners in Singapore especially taking our public transport. Some feel that this policy of making Chinese (Mandarin) announcement is to cater to those PRCs working here. Except for those older folks, nearly all Chinese Singaporeans can understand English. And these old folks, they live here more then 40 years, they should be able to learn to understand some basic English.

Most of our places have either English or Malay names. In fact, the local Chinese are more familiar with the English or Malay names of places. Most local Chinese can understand Bugis or Kembagan better than if they were to be pronounced in English. To translate into Chinese (Mandarin) sounds odd and alien. It’s jarring to the local Chinese ears. Of course those English or Malay place names do not ring a bell with those PRCs since they are not natives.

Some of my Malay and Indian friends are clearly unhappy over this matter. In fact, most of them feel that Malay and Indian languages are sidelined. Mandarin has suddenly come into prominence. They are wondering if they are trying to promote Mandarin? What’s the agenda? If it is only English, then there is no issue as English is a neutral language. But if Chinese (Mandarin) is included in station announcements, then they feel that Malay and Indian (Tamil) should also be added.

The Singapore constitution clearly accords equal weight to all our four official languages. By highlighting only two of the four i.e. English and Chinese (Mandarin), the Malays and Indians feel sidelined and threatened. It is not a healthy sign. It is very divisive and unpopular with the non-Chinese of course. Like I say, most local Chinese even in the 55-60 years age group can understand English since it is only names of places which all local Chinese are familiar with, why then the station announcement in Chinese? Only those local Chinese above 65 years may not understand English. But I’m sure if it is only names of places, they should have no problem understanding.

I get so sick of all these bi-lingual announcements in the trains. English is the common bridge language in Singapore and please make all signs and announcements in English only! Residents from other countries are then forced to learn to speak English and to use it on daily base.

If such a thing were to happen in other countries, there will be mass protests and demonstrations or even riots, citing constitutional rights and language discrimination, etc. Here, you can’t or you will be arrested for voicing your concerns as a non-Chinese citizen of this country! Those non-Chinese citizens can only rant among themselves. Singapore becoming more and more like a part of china. It is a Malaysian version of Hong Kong before 1997. A humiliation. A catastrophe.

In the Netherlands (Europe), the government forces immigrants to speak their language and have to do a test before they enter the country. If you can’t speak Dutch, you do not get a visa. Why we can not do this with Singapore? That will force all Banglah and Chinese PRC to force to learn the national language of Singapore, ENGLISH!!!

(copied from The Malasian Insider but added and removed some lines as I didn’t agree with the entire text)

6.9 Million – Part One

February 18, 2013

People attend a demonstration, organised by Gilbert Goh (C), against a government white paper on population at Speakers’ Corner in Singapore February 16, 2013. The paper released in January said the island’s population of 5.3 million could grow by as much as 30 percent by 2030, mostly through foreign workers to offset a chronically low birth rate.

People attend a demonstration, …

People carrying umbrellas attend a demonstration against a government white paper on population at Speakers’ Corner in Singapore.

Man holds a sign at a demonstration …

Oh yes, then pack up your back and fuck off to your beloved China. Give the country then back the original people. Singapore is a Malayan country with thousands years of cultural history and IS NOT CHINESE!!!!

People shelter under umbrellas …

YES, indeed but the right text should be…. STOP GOV UNFAIRLY TREATMENT TO FOREIGNERS IN SINGAPORE… an agitation against foreigners in Singapore created by nationalistic Singaporeans…

Gilbert Goh, organiser of …

Gilbert Goh, organiser of a demonstration against a government white paper on population, waits to talk at Speakers’ Corner in Singapore February 16, 2013. Of course it is again a Singaporean-Chinese who is protesting against the influx of immigrants in Singapore. Wonder or his parents or grand-parents where immigrants too???

Singaporeans Protest Population …

Read: Singapore for Singaporeans-Chinese !!!

Many in the crowd came armed …

Despite a steady drizzle, …

Gilbert Goh (centre) with …

A very very Singaporean-Chinese party!!!

Okay I can understand how they feel about it, keep Singapore livable and don’t put too many people on this island. But goes it really about that or is it again the deep-seated hatred against the foreigners who they allegedly to stealing them from their jobs.

On their website he list a few points…

Lifestyle will definitely  suffer due to overcrowding despite assurance from our government that unused  outlying islands will be converted into housing space and more importantly, the Singapore  identity will be lost as by then there will be more foreigners staying among us than local Singaporeans.

Local Singaporeans??? Who, the descendants of immigrants from China? Come on, local Singaporeans do not exist. You maybe be born in this country but your forefathers not, and that don’t make you all yet a natural born Singaporean. This is a typical example of a descendant of an immigrant who has become the majority and start to claim this country as their natural land.

However, not many Singaporeans are convinced that the government has done enough to improve the birth grown here and more pressing effective measures like improvng work conditions has fallen on deaf ears as Singaporeans struggle alot with work stress and overwork.

Struggling with work stress and overwork??? WOW!!! That’s now exactly the reason why companies in Singapore want to hire foreigners, THEY DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT WORK STRESS AND OVERWORK!!!

Gonna read all his points and break them all down because they are based on bullshit… but that is what we are used if it goes about their racist battle against foreigners in Singapore…

Lets be equal!!!

February 13, 2013

The Perth metropolitan area is home to almost enough Singaporeans to form a constituency. Eight times the size of Singapore island, there are more than 10,000 Singaporeans here within the population of 1.3 million, a third of the total 33,590 in Australia. The actual number of Singaporeans [in Perth] is probably double the official figure, because the latter reflects only those who have successfully applied for permanent residency. It has the nickname, ‘Singaperth’. To compare, only 5,000 Australians lives in Singapore.

According to the G Population White Paper 2013: ‘A Sustainable Population for a Dynamic Singapore, there are about 200,000 Singaporeans living overseas’.

Why should these 34,000 Singaporeans living in Australia have the same rights and benefits as the local citizens while the 5,000 Ozzies living in Singapore are getting heavily discriminated and have to pay extremely high fees for medical care and schooling!!!

THIS IS BLOODY UNFAIR AND WE DEMAND THAT FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS START TO TREAT SINGAPOREANS IN THEIR COUNTRIES THE SAME AS SINGAPOREANS TREAT THEIR CITIZENS IN SINGAPORE!!! 

Let them all pay also S$500,- school fees for public schools, no right on subsidies, no right to buy an cheap property and have much higher medical fees. Let them rent the properties for Singaporean prices and see how long it takes before they come back to Singapore or change their passports.

Swedish Arrogancy

February 12, 2013

Got today a discussion with a Swedish couple who are on holiday in Singapore. Both fitness trainers and addicted to salads and organic food. Not that she has the figure of a fitness trainer, she was ugly fat, but that’s a different story. They were looking for a job as fitness instructor in Singapore… shit! 😦

Tell you what happened. While I was eating my typical Asian brunch, rice with veggies and chicken, they were eating a Cesar Salad with tuna fish. Suddenly they told me that what I was eating, was very unhealthy and I should eat better salads or European organic food. They got even the guts to say that what I was eating is rubbish and only creates diabetics. That comment made me really pissed!!! I should hit them with their salads… aaahhh!!!

These Swedish nitwits coming on holiday to Asia and they have the guts to tell me that what I am eating is wrong while my food is a typical traditional meal in Asia? What the fuck, I don’t tell them also how freaking stupid their IKEA designs are! Thinking that in their Europe everything is much better than in Asia. Why the fuck they go on holiday to Asia then… stupid trash!!

Asia got already a fine dining culture for centuries while their ancestors were still killing each other in the dark ages. Without stealing our spices a few hundred years ago, they were never be able to build a fine dining culture.

I try to explain them that they were the one who are eating wrong. That you should start the day with a good heavy solid meal that gives you a lot of carbs for the day and a light meal is much better at nighttime when your body is already shutting down. Of course they didn’t agree, too blind to see that other cultures maybe know something too. How ignorant you can be if you don’t open yourself for alternatives. Not one culture in the world has the ultimate healthy food. By a top 10 of most healthy food in the world was the top 3 countries from Asia while their Sweden was number 4. Japan was 1, Singapore number 2 and China 3 (1).

Then they started to talk about diabetes, that Asia has the highest amount of diabetics worldwide. That Philippines has a extreme high number of diabetics and they should not eat rice anymore!! If you follow their statics, maybe yes but the real numbers are different. They using for European countries only the registered patients with diabetics and not the additional projected ones as they did with the Asian countries.

    diabetics       Percent    Obesity
Singapore 487 9.36% 6.9%
Philippines 4,321 4.59% 4.3%
Malaysia 2,082 7.43% 16.3%
Japan 7,107 5.12% 3.2%
Sweden 390 4.23% 12.1%
Italy 3,903 5.57% 9.8%
USA 24,113 7.70% 33.9%
UK 3,335 5.59% 23.1%

Malaysia has indeed a high rate of diabetics, that is known but it is still much lower than the USA for example. Philippines has a LOWER diabetics percent than countries such as Italy, Singapore or UK. So which country has the best healthy kitchen? And what is the norm for a healthy lifestyle, diabetics or obesity? Countries such as Sweden, USA, UK and Italy have all a VERY HIGH obesity rating and we all know that obesity can create a lot of diseases such as heart and other organ failures, bone problems due the heavy weight, hernia, high blood pressure, heart infarcts, etc… This means that THEIR FOOD is unhealthy, it develops obesity and from that again a lot of other diseases.

In Asia are living more then 4 billion people, in Europe is this only 730 million and the USA 330 million. In Asia there are more then 6 million cancer cases in 2008 while Europe with much less people, has 3 million cases. The USA has 1.6 million cases. Sadly more people in Asia die of cancer because they don’t have the money always for the medicines. But why if the food and the lifestyle in Europe is so much better, more people get cancer in Europe and the USA than in Asia, Latin America or Africa!!!

Same with their organic shit. Many years they propaganda around that we have to eat organic food but more and more reports telling that organic food by western standards are not always better (3). Food looks maybe cleaner but absolute not more nutritious. I personally think that fresh food and variation in diet is the key for a healthy lifestyle. Asians have it easier, they can buy their fresh fruits, veggies and meat simply at the market. In developed countries the food has to be packed to stay ‘fresh’ for a couple of day (or weeks) and transported to the supermarkets. Meat in Singapore is packed in plastic package with a kind of gas inside to keep it longer ‘fresh’. Buy for example chicken at the NTUC, most times it is already yellow of color and start to smell. In the Philippines or Indonesia, you buy it directly from the market and is the meat only a few hours or days old…. that is what I call fresh and healthy!!!

Until the stats tell me a different story, I will eat daily my bowl of rice and these fake healthy gurus can FUCK ME OFF!!!! I hope they never get a job in Singapore as fitness trainers. I don’t want that they force locals here to eat their shit and developing here slowly their same bad habits and diseases.

(2) Obesity levels worldwide

Racist Kaizxcxz

February 11, 2013

Born-in-China Ngee Ann Poly student tweets disturbing things against the Malays on twitter. Has he arrested, of course not! They should lock him up for 6 months as it against the law! Shameless. Go back to your own country if you don’t want Malay singing.

His facebook page is at www.facebook.com/wenkai.votreromeo

Public Schools

January 27, 2013

All kids in Singapore are allowed to enter public schools in Singapore, sadly its sounds too nice to be true. Yes, as foreigner you can enrol if you get chance to get accepted and willing to pay the very high school fees.

Problem is the ‘’ Singaporean Citizen first policy ‘’ which means that Singaporean kids have the absolute priority above kids of PR holders and foreigners. When balloting is necessary in a specific phase of the registration exercise, citizen will be given absolute priority over PRs. In 2011, nearly half of all primary schools held ballots for the P1 registration exercise.

Result, as PR or foreigner you make only a chance when not enough Singaporeans register for the same school. When balloting is necessary in a specific phase of the registration exercise, citizen will be given absolute priority over PRs. In 2011, nearly half of all primary schools held ballots for the P1 registration exercise. Most popular schools will have a much less intake of PR children.

As Singaporean Citizen I would be very pissed! Thanks this unfair protectionism policy, Singaporeans kids have no chance to grow up anymore with kids from other countries. They will develop themselves very boxed up into the Singaporean culture only and that does not benefit Singapore as a global multi-cultural country. Maybe proofs this again that Singaporean is not a multi-cultural country at all.

Other problem is the raising school fees for PRs and foreigners. Primary education is free for all Singapore citizens in schools under the purview of the Ministry of Education, though there is a fee of up to SGD 13 monthly per student to help cover miscellaneous costs. Fees for PRs and foreigners have sharp increased for local schools this year with more than 50% sometimes while Singaporeans are free or pay almost nothing.

PRIMARY SECONDARY PRE-UNIVERSITY
2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013
SC FREE FREE 5 5 6 6
PR 40 90 55 120 80 160
ASEAN 235 350 325 450 530 700
Foreigners 345 500 470 650 750 1,000

So as foreigner or PR holder you have much less chance to get your kid enrolled to a public school. In case you able to do so, you pay much higher fees! A foreigner who has 2 kids pays already $1,000 a month for their education while Singaporeans have it for free. If you shouldn’t pay any tax, then it should be fair but sadly is Singapore not fair at all against non-citizens.

I think this is PURE DISCRIMINATION!!! PRs and foreigners in Singapore pay also tax to the Singaporean government which is many times much more than locals as their salaries are higher due the higher living costs for expats in Singapore. As we also pay our contributions to this country, we should have the SAME RIGHTS as the Singaporean Citizens and have an equal chance to get our kids in good schools in Singapore.

Maybe it should be time to ask SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS OVERSEAS also a 500% higher fee than the locals. Ten-thousands of Singaporean kids in Perth also benefiting from the FREE EDUCATION IN PERTH!!! You don’t hear them complaining about that!!!! So it would be equal that Singaporeans overseas should be the same treated as foreigners are treated in Singapore!!!!!!

When are you Singaporean?

January 24, 2013

Is holding a Singaporean passport enough to call you a Singaporean? If you follow the many discussions on the internet, you have to conclude ‘no’. Singaporeans love to make a difference between themselves and the ‘new-citizens’. These are immigrants who came to Singapore and are neutralized to Singaporean Citizen. They hold the Singaporean nationality and passport and their kids have to go in the army as anyone else. People who want to build a new future in Singapore as we all do. Whatever what they do, they are still not seen as local but as an immigrant.

Even their kids when they are born in Singapore are not seen as Singaporean by this group of Singaporeans. ‘’ Oh your parents are from Thailand, so you are a foreigner lah ‘’, is a line what many of these kids have to hear frequently.

My friend has the same problem. His family has always lived in Singapore, he is born in Singapore (after 1965) as his forefathers and he served his military duty for this country. Still is he asked frequently or he is a foreigner, just because his skin colour. When he says that he is Singaporean by birth, they all ask where his father is coming from. When he answers ‘Singapore’, they all are looking confused to him like or it can’t be. Then he explains to them that his great-great- grandfather came to Singapore around 1860 and since then his family has always lived here. Now you think they will be quiet and understand he is NATIVE Singaporean… eh not really. They have then even the guts to ask where his great-great-grandfather is from and when he answers ‘England’, they response always with ‘’ oh so you are English ‘’ !?!

Come on what is that for fucking racist way of thinking. A white person whose is totally rooted in this country for more than 150 years is still considered as an immigrant by a Chinese-Singaporean which grandparents are immigrants. This is pure racial thinking and bloody retarded.

One time he got the same discussion with a cabbie and he asked him or he can then speak ‘Mandarin’ or ‘Hokkien’. When he said ‘no’, the Chinese-Singaporean answered to him that he is not a Singaporean at all because he cannot speak Chinese. WHAT THE FUCK!!! Malay and Indian are here the native citizens of this country and they don’t speak Chinese too and this retardo thinks that they are not Singaporean then too???? My friend stood up and scolded that guy in Malay for everything came up in his mind. This is kind of racist what is not unique in Singapore but many people have experienced that frequently.

But when you call yourself then a Singaporean? By international standards you are natural born citizen when your grandparents and parents all are born in the same country as you are born and are born with a local passport. We all know that many Chinese-Singaporean in Singapore at least one of their grandparents or parents is an immigrant from China, Malaysia or Indonesia.

If I looked to one of my friends for example, her mother is a Malay-Chinese, her father Singaporean but her grandparents are Chinese immigrants. So that makes her a first-generation Singaporean and not native Singaporean. Another friend of mine, a Malay, his father and mother are born in Singapore but his grandparents are Malaysians. That makes of him a second-generation immigrant.

Only a third-generation immigrant is considered as a natural local born citizen!!! Or in other words, anyone whom parents and grandparents are local born is considered as a local. If one of them is an immigrant, you are considered 1st or 2nd generation immigrant!

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Singapore is an IMMIGRATION COUNTRY! This country is from everyone who lives and works in Singapore. Everyone who love this country and had chosen to build an future in this country. A country where all our children will be born and raised to be Singaporeans. Whatever race they are, Chinese, Malay, Indian, Filipino, Caucasian, African or whatever, they are Singaporeans!!! Even a damn martian can call himself one day Singaporean.

Anyone who can not accept that Singapore get more colorful with mixed races, should take immediately the first airplane out of Singapore and return to the country of his or hers forefathers. They also came one day as immigrants to this country to find a better life or a new future. Same as the current wave of immigrants but now they are suddenly considered as trash! Think many Singaporeans forefathers will turn in their graves around if they know that their descendants are discriminating immigrants and thus indirect against their own forefathers!

Changi Airport Mall

January 23, 2013

I use the airport very frequently for my business and pleasure trips, almost twice a month. Last December when I was going abroad for Christmas, I got some really nasty experiences with day trippers at the airport. The huge crowd of day trippers has an impact on the quality and hospitality of the airport, which to me is very rapid declining.

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The airport got in December a kind of Angry Bird promotion which attracted a lot of Singaporeans with their kids to the airport to shop. I don’t mind so long these day trippers have consideration for the travelers and that is the big problem. These day trippers are not travelling but visiting the airport because they love to shop and feel bored. Shopping is the biggest hobby for Singaporeans.

It started already when I parked my car in the basement, not one single spot was available as the whole car park was full thanks these day trippers. It was not even a peak day for travelers but super crowded with shoppers. The airport should have reserved parking for real travelers!!! Other airports in the world have that and call it long term parking!!! You should that a world class airport as Changi suppose to be, should have one. When you check the website of Changi Airport about parking, they even write…

Visitors can now enjoy lower parking rates when they visit Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3 to shop or dine on both weekends and weekday nights (1).

From that we can conclude that Changi Airport is not much more then an ordinary shopping mall and that it is also on the side an airport. Would their focus on the travelers, they would mention it in above  statement and not the shopping and dining visitors.

So when I got finally a spot after waiting at the car park, I had to drag my heavy bags (25kg!) from the end of the parking to the entrance. And of course no trolley to find as these day trippers use it for their handbags and as toys for their kids. Then I had to struggle my way through the ​​day trippers and try to reach my goal, the elevator to the 2nd floor for departure.

Once I reached the elevator, I had to start almost World War 3 to get with my 3 bags into the elevator. People are so stupid and ignorant, they just don’t give you space to let you inside because you have to catch your flight! I was able to get my ride after I missed it for 4 times and a flight attendant had to prevent people going in before me. It’s like the MRT at 6pm at Raffles Quay or Orchard. Unbelievable… it took me almost 30 minutes to park my car and reach the check-in counter…

On it self no problems with it but after my check-in, I couldn’t almost find the passengers entrance as a huge Angry Bird Space Shuttle was blocking it. Problem are the nitwits with their kids around that ugly thing. Blocking the way of the passengers because they have to take pictures of their kids with that damn thing. That you are trying to make your way as a passenger through the terminal to catch your flight, they don’t fucking care about it! When you bump into them accidentally with your trolley because their kids are wild running around, is it suddenly your fault and they looking with dirty faces to you and thinking ”foreigner fuck off!”. Not even one sorry!!!

When I came back it was not much better, airport was again full of unconsidered day trippers. It was even so bad that one of their kids ran into my trolley with my 2 bags and hit me. I didn’t check it on that time but I wish I did. Later when I came home I found out that the kid had hit my screen of my laptop and it was broken. Needed to repair it immediately at Sim Lim Square and cost me S$100 to repair it!!! I wish I could find them to present my bill!!!

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To be honest, this kind of airports are quit scary. So huge amount of people without any proper security check at the entrance makes to me Changi Airport an easy target for a terrorist attack. Other major airports in the region have very tight security matters as an terrorist attack is still a serious treat in Southeast Asia.

Imagine that you come as an tourist to Singapore and you have to deal with these kind of nitwits and their ignorance attitude, will you still thinking that Singapore is famous for its hospitality? Changi Airport has lost its focus on their core business, which is being an airport. And a business that forgets its core function, is doomed!!!

Racism against Filipinos in Singapore, part 2

January 22, 2013

Other posting on Temasek Times against Filipinos, dated June 11th, 2012 (1).

A Singaporean’s observation of Filipinos

A point to bring out: what mastery of English language these pinoys have? zilch if we take the international benchmark of the Angus Ross Literature prize which is almost annually won by a Singaporean since its inception. The Angus Ross prize is recognization of the best literature paper in “A” levels outside UK.

I have lived in their country more than 25 years ago, It struck me then when I was watching their daily tv channels which were predominantly about this person yakking away with his or her own opinions in some local municipal issues. Full of rah rah but no substance. To take the cake, my pinoy friend who is a doctor there passed this remark “Fiilipinos all want to be leaders.” Where are the followers? All talk and no action.

Looking at their poilitical leaders’ behaviour is a ghastly exercise of megalomaniac and ineptness. Estrada, Aquino, Marcoses were leechers to their own country with playboy attitude and cowboy rules. I once passed Baguio there and the whole place gave ma a creep – it was dark, alleys with prostitutes, drug addicts openly shooting pots.

My observation of pinoys here in Singapore is not favourable either. I have seen maids abusing little children by literally dragging the tiny tots while yakking on the phone, infesting the shopping centres with their irritating English slang and tagalog which sounded more like chickens and ducks talking. They are supeficial people in the corporate world, smiling fakely but with a dagger behind – just look at their politicians and political culture which affirm this culturally imbibed trait.

Now the pinoys are so emboldened thinking a pax-filipino can be entrenched here in Singapore. Look Pinoys! We Singaporeans are gracious and to a large extent our government policies welcome FT or the other FT*****. This is by no means you can shit and feel arrogant here. As pointed out, Vietnam and Mymmar are catching up and we can look to them as alternative source of labour. In addition, they seem more refined and gracious in their mannerisms.

Lai

What a bullshit poster. First of all that stupid price. The Angus Ross Prize is awarded every year to the best performing non-British candidate in the GCE A-Level English Literature examinations.

  1. They don’t use GCE-A Level examinations in the Philippines and therefore the students can NEVER participate in that stupid prize. In Singapore they copied 100% the UK system and are still totally depending on it while the Philippines system is based on the US and Spain system but has totally evolved into a local based educational system. They don’t need any other country to certificate their students, Singapore still has that!!!
  2. Singapore is the only country where the Cambridge International A Level is the state qualification, so then is it also not wondering that each year an Singaporean wins because they are the only fucking candidates. Even countries such as New Zealand, Australia and Canada use their own examination grading systems (2).
  3. Philippines is in April 2012 announced by the GlobalEnglish Corporation as world’s best country in business English proficiency, even beating the United States. For 2012, results showed that from 76 represented countries worldwide, only the Philippines attained a score above 7.0, “a BEI level within range of a high proficiency that indicates an ability to take an active role in business discussions and perform relatively complex tasks.” Singapore is listed as number 9 after countries such as Malaysia (6) and India (7). (3)

Top schools in other countries are more likely to prepare their students for the own local based school certificate examination system which are also recognized abroad and even sometimes higher than the A level system. International schools offer many times the A Levels as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB), which is widely used in entirely Europe and the USA except the UK. Nobody in mainland knows what A Levels are!!!

If he should live really for 25 years in the Philippines (or really dig into the local culture and learn something from it), he should know that!!! More then 10 authors are known in the international publishing scene, I don’t know any Singaporean who have done that already…

Baguio gives him the creep, strange, it is a popular destination for tourists and known for its nature. Think that Singapore has more prostitutes than Baguio. Check Geylang for example, full of prostitutes from China but not many Pinoy. And who are the customers there, yes right the Singaporeans. It’s even so popular in Singapore that prostitution in Singapore is LEGAL! Think Geylang is much more creepier for any tourist than Baguio. Again a proof that he never lived in the Philippines for 25 years to me…

And that other racial statement about ‘irritating English slang and Tagalog‘. Does he really think that other people want to hear all that Chinese sounds in the shopping malls? We are not in China!!! Even lazy to speak proper English syllabuses and to learn the English grammar! Bloody irritating!!! Okay lets ban all foreign languages in shopping malls, forbid the Pinoy to speak Tagalog, forbid then also the Chinese to speak their Mandarin, Cantonese or Hokkien!!! If you allow one foreign language, then you have to allow them all!!! Mandarin and Hokkien is even not the original language of this country, which is MALAY!!! Jadi mari kita bercakap Melayu 😉

Personally, I don’t have any problems that everyone speak their own languages, so long you can speak decent English so we all can communicate together… or at least try to speak English! I am also not native English but I try my best. I do respect everyone its own culture and preferences. I have in general no problems to understand Singaporean-Malay or Singaporean-Indian, they have a very clear accent, good grammar and pronunciation. I have only sometimes problems to understand Chinese-Singaporeans who are mainly educated in Mandarin or Hokkien.

I remember one time on Razor TV a news clip about a few students who won an international sports sponsorship and a famous UK soccer player came over to Singapore to handover the price. Some students in the public were chosen to ask him a few questions. What happened was really ridiculous, the UK soccer player, who is native English speaking, needed the help of a translator to translate the questions of these kids into proper English. He couldn’t understand the local Singaporean slang at all. The Filipino accent is very clear and good to understand by native and non-native English speakers worldwide. For that reason many local companies in Singapore prefer to have Filipino workers to assist their clients on the phone.

Why this poster don’t allow Filipino’s being themselves anymore in this country or what he called ‘This is by no means you can shit and feel arrogant here‘ ?

  1. His own attitude against Filipino’s in Singapore is shit and arrogant. RACISM!!!
  2. Singapore is a multicultural country where each resident has the right to life his or her life how he or she wants with respect to other cultures. This poster want to stop that! RACISM!!!
  3. The Chinese came also to Singapore as immigrants and allowed to live their life by their own standards and culture. And now it should be suddenly forbidden because they are now the majority? RACISM!!!
  4. I find personally that some Chinese-Singaporeans are shit and arrogant against anyone who is not Chinese-Singaporean. So is he speaking here about himself or is he discriminating here an entire race in Singapore??? RACISM!!!
  5. Who the fuck is he to forbid a minority group in Singapore to live their own lives by their own standards? RACISM!!!
  6. Not one single Pinoy is harming a Singaporean or any one others by be themselves.

Found it a shame that this post, which was original a comment on a other posting, was posted as a new article on the Temasek Times. Purposely published trying to stir up resentment against foreigners!

Racism against Filipinos in Singapore, part 1

January 22, 2013

At a Singaporean website (Temasek Times/Review) last year the next picture was posted with the next headline:

PHOTO: Is this Singapore’s Orchard Road or Manila’s Makati City?

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“Something your maid will be doing once a week on her weekly off-day soon…” – Keith Chang

“FTs imported just for men! It’s welfare for you guys, so don’t complain can….lol….” – Sheereen Toh

Other comment…

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Immediately you could read the insults in the comments. Comments such as ‘look what your maid is doing‘ or ‘FT’s imported just for men!‘. And of course, the posters are CHINESE-SINGAPOREAN!!!

What the fuck! I can also take a picture of a few Chinese girls and asking myself or we in CHINA or in SINGAPORE!!! Go to circular road or chinatown and you hundreds of them! And a lot of them are wearing shorter skirts and more naked dressed than these 8 girls. Maybe are these girls all professionals who are just dressed up and enjoying themselves at Orchard Road. That is the Filipino culture and that’s what they love to do. I can’t see on the picture or they are hookers or maids, maybe is one of them a lawyer, doctor or a pilot. Don’t judge about people who you don’t know!

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News for this poster, you already did! You forefathers came from China to Southeast-Asia and most of their descendants still living by their traditions, culture and standards. The rest of Southeast Asia has simply just to accept it. Many many aunties and uncles, and even young people, are unable to speak proper English or any other local language. Southeast Asia is from origin a Malayan culture and NOT the Chinese culture!!!

To publish that photo with a headline like that and these comments is RACISM!!! Purposely published trying to stir up resentment against foreigners! 

These girls are residents of Singapore and also have the right to be treated on a respectful way as we all demand. Chinese-Singaporeans are allowed to be themselves in this country, so why not the Pinoy? I found it very sad that the Singaporean government have not take serious action against this form of discrimination. We, the 37% foreigners in this country have also RIGHTS to have a peaceful life in this country and to be respected despite our race or skin color!!!

This is again a typical case where one immigrant judges about the other immigrant. The first immigrant think he or she is allow to do so because they came with millions to this country, put their culture on us and discriminate now everyone else. Don’t demand from other immigrants something what you don’t do by yourself. Get so sick of it!

We, the citizens of Singapore,pledge ourselves as one united people,regardless of race, language or religion,to build a democratic society based on justice and equality so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation.

Let’s all respect that pledge and respect each other on who they are and not because they are different then you…