Tag Archives: expat

TERRIBLE SINKIE WOMEN CALLED MY FRIEND A RETARD WHEN HIS WALKING CANE BUMPED INTO HER

I saw my friend post up his bad experience on our MRT. While on the MRT his walking cane accidentally nudged onto a woman. To his surprise the woman for no apparent reason called him a retard for walking with a cane and bumping into her. Even though he is an expat but I feel respect should still be given to fellow commuters on the MRT and we should be ready to condemn Singaporeans who are unkind and inconsiderate to others.

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AMERICAN EXPAT: SG SHOULD NOT BAN BOOK ON GAY PENGUINS

I too, am a parent. I too have had my children bring over books that I am not comfortable with them reading at their current ages. The difference between you and I is that I tell my children to put the book back because it’s not right for our family, while you choose to tell ALL children that they may not read the book. Your preferences don’t trump mine. You argue that it is oppositional to your faith. I would counter that all religious texts are oppositional to mine. Yet I am not asking the library to remove children’s bibles or children’s ramayans because they have no place in my faith. (Nor do I want to, for the record. We even own some.) Your faith does not trump mine.

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Why This Expat Loves Living In Singapore

I sometimes get amused looks from North Americans when I tell them that I moved to Singapore. They tend to reflexively respond that I must be crazy to move to a country where "consuming even chewing gum is a crime." The interaction that happens between us leaves me thinking that they want to rationalize not having to do the hard work of understanding what other places are like.

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Is Singapore the World’s Costliest City? For Expats Only, Minister Says

A day after a new cost-of-living index released by the Economist Intelligence Unit dubbed Singapore the costliest city globally, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam downplayed the results by saying they did not quite reflect average Singaporeans’ ability to meet daily living expenses. Cost-of-living surveys like the one produced by the EIU “are really aimed at measuring expatriate costs of living in different parts of the world,” he said during a budget debate in Parliament on Wednesday.

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