Tag Archives: Bilingual

FOLLOWING NTU, NTUC REMOVES CHINESE SIGNS AT CHOA CHU KANG FOODCOURT

A reader was appalled at the removal of Chinese language signs at NTUC Foodfare at Choa Chu Kang. The foodcourt has just opened after undergoing a facelift. "Many elderly patrons were perplexed on the first day of its recent reopening and had asked staff at the counters to translate the menus before they placed an order. This oversight is detrimental to Singapore’s efforts to foster a bilingual environment against a backdrop of today’s younger generation being increasingly unable to master their mother tongue. I hope that Foodfare could at least use Chinese on signboards in its locations where many of the residents are elderly, for their reference."

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SOFT DRINK GIANT YEOS DISCRIMINATES AGAINST LOCALS & NON-CHINESE JOB APPLICANTS

Our reader noticed that each of the job advertisements needed the job applicant to be bilingual in both Mandarin and English. He says that this is blatant discrimination against the non-Chinese minorities in Singapore. He also noticed that under the Logistics Executive position, Yeos says it expects candidates to have an education qualification of Form 5 and above. Form 5 is a Malaysia educational standard, and it is obvious that the advertisement on the Singapore website is aimed at foreign Malaysian Chinese workers.

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JOHOR SULTAN: WE SHOULD ADOPT SINGAPORE’S ENGLISH SCHOOL SYSTEM

Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail has urged his people to emulate Singapore's single stream education system which uses English as the medium of instruction. In his speech at the opening of the Johor state assembly sitting today, he said Singapore's system has succeeded in fostering unity in the city state and Johoreans should be open-minded about adopting it.

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