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Do Singaporeans Even Have Any Choice?

A Singaporean shared his frustrations with the lack of choices in this country. He feels things and decisions have been forced onto citizens since birth, and our freedom continues to be eroded away… unless the underperforming overpaid Ministers are voted out. His post published in full: I didn’t choose to …

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Not one of us thinks the elderly aunties or uncles, who work selling tissues at hawker centers, or collecting cardboard and pushing their trolleys full of cardboard on the roads are actually working because they want to alleviate their boredom, or, in the words of a famous person here, for exercise. Only our Ministers think the elderly work and carried on working way past their retirement age, because they want to. This is just their way of telling Singaporeans that the problems they all talked about, are actually not problems. We just make it an issue. Nonsense! Why would these elderly folks continue to work when they could not even walk that fast anymore? They would rather be somewhere relaxing, enjoying the fruits of their youthful labour, enjoying the retirement money they had worked so hard for all those years ago. Except, there are no retirement money, and there is no relaxing to be had. To be able to eke out a living in Singapore, one has to work until one cannot walk anymore.

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Singapore no longer top expat choice

Aside from being the most pessimistic place in Asean, Singapore also dropped to third place in an annual survey on the most desirable countries for expatriates to work. The nation lost its crown in the recently released Expat Explorer survey by HSBC and fell behind China and Germany amid concerns among respondents over job market security, integration with locals and the rising cost of living.

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