Posts Tagged ‘racism’

6.9 Million – Part Two

February 20, 2013

Transistion.org posted the next 5 points on their website why each Singaporean should protest against 6.9 million people on this island (1). The reasons behind of it is really a joke and from a very nationalistic viewpoint against foreigners.

1. Limited physical space

By now, even our existing foreigner population should acknowledge the constraint we have on accepting another 1.5 million  new foreigners in our limited physical space.

But a lot of these foreigners will become one day Singaporean Citizen, same as the ancestors of each citizen in this country. Many many Singaporeans have suddenly forgotten that their parents or grand-parents were foreigners one day too.

Many Singaporeans have no choice but to stay at home during the weekend to avoid the over crowding at shopping malls and entertainment centres.

Singapore has also overtaken Hong Kong as the third most populated country in the world with a 7257 population per sq km to Hong Kong’s 6427. Macau and Monaco took the top two spots with 19, 488 and 16, 398 population per sq km respectively.

Nothing special on this, small city-states such as Singapore are always on the top of that list. They don’t have the luxury as the other countries to have enough space to build up their countries more spread out. They have to do it with a very small space. Whatever they do, they will be always the most populated countries in the world.

Overcrowding not only produces inherent stress within the population but also does not allow over worked Singaporeans the space to rest and rejuvenate.

Many have to drive to nearby JB to take a break or take short get-away trips via cheap budget airlines to nearby SE Asian cities.

Those who can’t drive have to make do with whatever space they can find within their tiny flats to recharge for the next day.

It is no wonder that the recent Gallop polls have found Singaporeans to be the least positive people in the world!

Mwahhhh… Singaporeans have the reputation to complain about everything and anything. That’s why they are the least positive people in the world. If its not the foreigners then they will find something else to complain about. It looks like or it is the national sport in this country. When they always complain during conversations about Singapore I ask them or they want to live in Malaysia or Indonesia, and when they said no, I tell them to shut up and don’t complain. Singaporeans should learn to respect how good their lives are compared with other southeast countries.

2. Skyrocketting property market

The current property market is one of the bullish I have seen since I started to buy my first BTO HDB flat almost  two decades ago.

Anything that you have bought before 2009 should have doubled in price by now and some have even tripled.

A friend bought a condominium at East Coast and  he has sold it off with a handsome profit of $1 million – all within five years.

A HUDC flat in Shunfu was recently sold for $1.33 million and Executive Condos mostly now market for around $1.5 million upwards.

It is no secret that most buyers of record-high properties are foreigners with ready cash to splash.

Eh, foreigners are not allowed to buy HDB, EC or Landed Properties in Singapore, so they are forced to buy other private properties (2).

Many do not even want to bargain and will pay you whatever price you are trying to sell!

It is envisaged that foreigners will occupy 30% of our private properties in the near future if the current trend is to continue.

Foreigners are counting 38% of the population and therefore normal that 33% of all properties are sold to foreigners as they are not allowed to buy HDB, EC and Landed Properties. Where these foreigners have to live else??? And who asking the higher cash to these foreigners, right yes, the SINGAPOREANS!!! Do you think that the foreigners like to pay these high expenses? They just pay it because they know it’s the normal market price in Singapore and the sellers think to make a huge profit of it. Different is that the foreigner don’t complain and the Singaporean does!

I visited Sentosa Cove recently for an event and saw that most occupiers of the multi-million properties belong to foreigners.

Sentosa Cove is the first project that was launched for foreigners to buy a landed property in Singapore. No wondering that most of them are foreigners. DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH!!!

Do we want to see HDB resale properties selling at $400, 000 and above for 3-room flats denying newly-weds the opportunity of a good nest in a choice location?

HDB price has going up by Singaporeans as foreigner are NOT ALLOWED to buy any HDB unit in Singapore. DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH!!!

Couples setting up a family can of course purchase cheaper  BTO units from HDB but why should Singaporeans be denied a chance to buy better HDB resale units just because the government allows in affluent foreigners by the hundreds of thousands with dubious financial disposition?

HDB price has going up by Singaporeans as foreigner are NOT ALLOWED to buy any HDB unit in Singapore. DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH!!!

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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…

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!

 comment2

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…

‘I hate stupid AngMo in our country’

January 19, 2013

Yesterday I found this post and made me really pissed. It proofs that the racial discrimination against other races in Singapore is not something new since the last general elections but has been always there. On 19 June 2008, an local posted this message on a popular forum in Singapore, sgforums.com

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He wrote:

I have enough! Enough of those nitwits, good-for-nothing, arrogant S*O*Bitches that our government import in droves…

These idiots come here thinking they own the country and that Singapore/Asian are rural fools that should do their every bidding. Numbskulls, retard, nincompoops!!

Why do we have so many of them in Singapore??

Yesterday, I was turning into an alley when this dickhead started waving angrily at me.. apparently, he was walking his toddler and he thinks I’m turning too wide that I might hit his child. I was in my lane and that bonehead should have stayed on the pavement!

Today, this dimwit was driving against the traffic and he f***king unbelievably wanted me to backup so he can move forward.

Why?Why? Everyday I come across so call FTs who isn’t worth a quarter of what they’re paid; taking up jobs that Singaporean should have no problem doing (infact, many of these idiots depend on Singaporean subordinates to given them advice!)

WTF has our government done to our country?!?!!

Let me make first one thing very clear… ”our country” ???? Is he or she serious? Most of the Singaporeans are descendants of Chinese who fled to Singapore after World War 2 and the independence of Singapore in 1965. And I will not be surprised if above’s poster one of his or her parents or grandparents are immigrants from Malaysia or China. We all know that a lot of the Singaporeans, especially above 25 years of age, are first or second generation immigrants!!

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!

This poster comment is racial based and very dangerous. He or she wants  the white people out of Singapore and keep this tiny island reserved only for his or hers race. You know how we call that? RACIAL CLEANSING!!! But if all the white people have to leave this country, let we then also move our wealth out of this country and our companies. Let see or this tiny island still can survive without us… I don’t think so!!! Let we then also kick all the Singaporeans in the UK, Australia and Canada back to Singapore (and the rest of the world!), because then the knife have to cut on both sides. You don’t want us, then we don’t want you too in our countries!!!

source: (1) sgforums.com;

55% in Singapore is Chinese-Singaporean and NOT 75%!!!

January 17, 2013

What are the real demographics of Singapore? There is a lot of confusion about it. The Singapore Department of Statistics reports overall population figures for Singapore (4.48 million in 2006), as a matter of policy, it only provides more detailed demographic breakdown analysis for the approximately 80% of the population who are Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents (collectively termed ‘residents’). Of this group of about 3.6 million people, Chinese form 75.2%, Malays form 13.6%, Indians form 8.8%, while Eurasians and other groups form 2.4%.

There are living 5.08 million people living in Singapore in 2010 and only 3,771,700 are counted as resident (census 2010 SingStat). About 74.1% of the residents are Chinese-Singaporean, which is 2,794,829 people and is about 55% of the total population in Singapore and not 75%!!! I didn’t add the 1 million PRC Chinese (5) in Singapore as Chinese-Singaporeans love to see themselves different from the Chinese and love to call them PRC Shit or Foreign Trash.

Official figures show that the number of foreigners on short-term permits (termed ‘non-residents’) has grown from 30,900 in 1970 to 797,900 in 2005, which translate roughly to a 24-fold increase in 35 years, or from 1% of the population in 1970 to 18.3% in 2005. Despite this huge increase, no further breakdown is given by Singstat.

Some studies attempted to cast light on the demographic profile of Singapore’s non-resident. According to ‘The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora’ (published in 2006), “independent surveys approximate the number of South Asians on work permits to be between 30-35 per cent of the total ‘Indian’ population in Singapore, or approximately 90,000-100,000.” Based on this, we can estimate that, as of June 2006, the Indian population formed 12.5% of the non-resident population, and therefore numbered between 415,000 and 430,000, or about 9.5% of the total population of about 4.5 million. It is likely the population of ‘others’ is similarly greater than suggested by the figures for the ‘resident’ population. Conversely, it is likely that the Chinese form significantly less than 75% of the total population of 4.5 million (2006).

A recent figure released by the Straits Times on 20 July 2010 shows that the total population of Non Resident Singaporeans (PRs + foreigners) is around 1.79 million of which Indians are 400,000 (22.35%). It is noteworthy that the number of Indian PRs and foreigners have doubled in the last 2 years! An increase of 200,000 in 2 years may portend a rapid shift in the demographic scenery of Singapore.

  • 1970: 2.07 million (2.01m SC/SPR & 61,000 foreigners)
  • 1980: 2.41 million (2.28m SC/SPR & 131,000 foreigners)
  • 1990: 3.05 million (2.74m SC/SPR & 311,000 foreigners)
  • 2000: 4.03 million (3.27m SC/SPR & 745,500 foreigners)
  • 2006  4.48 million (3.60m SC/SPR & 875,000 foreigners)
  • 2007  4.5886 million (3.1338 SC / 0.4492  SPR & 1.0055 foreigners)
  • 2008  4.8394 million (3.1644 SC / 0.4782 SPR & 1.1967 foreigners)
  • 2010  5.08 million as at 31/06/10 (3.2m SC / 0 .540m SPR & 1.31m foreigners (Advanced Census release)

Other example, there are living more then 180,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Singapore (4), that is 4.7% of the Singapore population. Same for the European race, approximately 166,000 Caucasians resides in Singapore, or 4.4% of the population. Singapore has also about 16,400 Indonesians and 45,000 Thai residing which is about 1,3%.

SingStats says that less than 3.3% in Singapore is non-Chinese, Malay or Indian. That is not correct, it should be around 10-14% of the population! The actual numbers are much higher then I show above and many other nationalities have not even been taken in our calculation such as the Vietnamese, Myanmar, Malays with Malay Passport and no PR’s, Arabs, Japanese, Koreans and Africans.

Part of non-residents in total population
1970 1980 1990 2000 2009
Non-residents (Non Citizens & PRs) 2.9% 5.5% 10.2% 18.7% 25.3%

If you ask me, this racial breakdown by SingStat of the residents (Citizens + PRs) is pure created to keep the ratio for the Chinese-Singaporean people in Singapore higher than it actually is. A higher racial quota means more spots reserved for Chinese-Singaporeans in the schools and public housing and higher funding for their cultural programs. Singapore should have racial quotas based on the real demographics of Singapore and that means EVERYONE who works and lives in Singapore! Current system is pure discrimination to put one race above the others… better is to get totally rid of these racial quotas, Singapore as a global city is so mixed these days….

Sources:

Ang Moh

January 17, 2013

When you live in Singapore as an European, you will get one of these days called by the locals ‘Ang Moh‘. Ang moh is a racial epithet describing White people. It literally means “red-haired” and originates from Hokkien (Min Nan). Other similar terms include ang mo kow (red-haired monkeys), ang mo gui (red-haired devil), ang mo lang (red-haired people). The usage is similar as in the Cantonese term gweilo, which means ‘devil person‘.

I am strongly against the use of that epithet. It is disgraceful, derogatory and disrespectful to call someone based on his or her race. That is pure racism! That I am a white person will not say that I like to be called a White. Call for example an African-American the famous n-word or simply ‘black’ and you have immediately a fist in your face. Likewise with aboriginals being called black or Asians in Australia called ‘Yellow People’. Why we as the European race, have to accept that we are called on daily base ‘red hair devils‘ by the Chinese population in this country?  We also don’t call the local Chinese people ‘ching-dong’, ‘rice-dick’, ‘zipper-head’, ‘Gook’, ‘Chinky’, ‘flat-faces’ or ‘yellow-slanted-eyes’.

So although it is socially acceptable to call Caucasians ‘ang moh’ here in Singapore – it would be nice if everybody thought of the double standard.. especially the fact that they use it on television and radio! Imagine using the term ‘yellows’ or ‘blacks’ on television or radio in the USA, Australia or Europe – you have immediately an uproar!!!

Racism, also called racialism,  any action, practice, or belief that reflects the racial worldview—the ideology that humans are divided into separate and exclusive biological entities called “races,” that there is a causal link between inherited physical traits and traits of personality, intellect, morality, and other cultural behavioral features, and that some races are innately superior to others [1].

Calling any European person ‘Ang Moh’ is based on racism according above statement. Especially when you know that Ang Moh is coming from Ang Moh Gui, which means ‘red hair devil‘. In that context means red hair not because some Europeans have red hair but because devils have red hair!

[M]any of my Singaporean friends felt the term ‘ang moh’ was definitely racist. Said one, with surprising finality: ‘The original term was “ang moh gui” which means “red hair devil” in Hokkien. That’s definitely racist.’ However, the ‘gui’ bit has long been dropped from the term, defanging it considerably. … Both ‘ang moh gui’ and ‘gwailo’ – Cantonese for ‘devil person’ – originated from the initial Chinese suspicion of foreigners way back in those days when the country saw itself as the Middle Kingdom.”; – Ong Soh Chin, Straits Times Life! Section (30 October 2004)

“Stop calling me ang moh As an ‘ang moh’ who has lived here for over six years, I hope more people will realise just how offensive the term is.” – Sean Ashley, Straits Times Life! Section (5 November 2004)

The term also appears, for instance, in Singaporean newspapers such as The Straits Times. Why is a English volunteer in the sample below called for red hair devil in the newspapers and not simply Caucasian? They do it with the other races and why not with the Caucasians? This proofs to me that the state controlled Straits Times has double standards regarding races!

Michael D. Sargent (21 October 2007), “Lessons for this gweilo and ang moh”The Straits Times;

Jamie Ee Wen Wei (11 November 2007), “Meet Bukit Panjang’s ‘ang moh leader’: Englishman is one of 900 permanent residents who volunteer at grassroots groups, and the number could rise with more foreigners becoming PRs”, The Straits Times.

The term ‘ang moh’ is already a classification by race first, and individual identity of the person later. Therefore it can be seen always as a racial statement against the Caucasians.

The Singaporean Government should immediately forbidto use any longer the term ‘Ang Moh’ and teach to use the proper word. If you are as government serious about racial harmony, you don’t accept that any racial group in Singapore gets discriminated.

Sources: (1) Urban Dictionary;