Tag Archives: foreign talent

5 MAJOR FACTS ABOUT SINGAPORE THAT EVERY SINGAPOREAN SHOULD UNDERSTAND

Lately there has been an ongoing trend of Singaporeans lashing out at the government, voicing out unhappiness and dissatisfaction. We saw a article of how we are ranked in the top most expensive cities, we had Roy Ngerng causing a huge stir about the CPF system, we had photo comparisons of what a 3-room flat in Bishan can be like a bungalow in Pennsylvania. Many people are saying that our ministers are getting paid too high and there is a large widening gap between the rich and the poor.

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SINGAPORE IS PROSTITUTING ITSELF TO THE WORLD

Our immigration policy is not much different from what is happening in Geylang. Anyone can walk through the door, pay a fee, have fun and then walk away. And if one has a bit more money, can double his fun and stay longer. Anyone, regardless of nationality, can walk into a whore house and be treated very well, like a good customer, a value customer.

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PRC “FOREIGN TALENT” MOLESTER JAILED 6 MONTHS

On Tuesday Wang Xiong, 24, was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to outraging the 27-year-old's modesty on Jan 27 this year. One other count of molest, committed against a 21-year-old girl six days earlier in a similar fashion, was taken into consideration. The court heard that around 7.45pm that night, the Chinese national had exited Pioneer MRT and was walking towards his rented flat along Jurong West Street 65. This was when he spotted and tailed his neighbour, who lived in the adjacent block of flats.

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S’POREAN ‘O’ LEVEL JOB APPLICANT LOOKED DOWN & DISCRIMINATED BY FT HR MANAGER

A friend of my neice recommended her a job and helped to submit her CV to the HR manager who happened to be an FT. When she submitted the my niece's CV, the HR just said put it in the tray and she will go through it later. So the friend left it on the tray and walked out of the room. Before this friend left, she turned around and glanced towards the HR manager and was shocked to see the HR take one glance at the CV and threw it into the rubbish bin!

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WHY WE SHOULD LET FOREIGNERS WORK IN SINGAPORE

First of all, I would like to remind all that we are living in a globalised world. If the cost of programming work is too high, companies will simply outsource the work to other countries like India, Malaysia or even Vietnam these days. This will be a loss to Singapore. Would you rather the work be done here in Singapore or other countries, even though in Singapore, they are done by foreign IT personnel, which include other nationals too like the Filipinos and Chinese?

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IT IS DIFFICULT TO INTEGRATE PRCs INTO SINGAPORE

The government here might want the ‘hunger’ of PRC nationals for its economy. It is not worth it. Other immigrants have ‘hunger’ too, but not quite in the way the ‘hunger’ of some PRC nationals can manifest like this fighting and kicking incident. I am not trying to say all PRC nationals turn out this way. I’m saying we have enough PRC nationals already and there could be more balance. The balance can be achieved by considering other nationals – some of the same ethnic background as majority Chinese – but that means basically drastically reducing the number of nationals from PRC in favour of these other nationals.

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LOCAL ACADEMICS BEING DISCRIMINATED BY FOREIGN HEADS IN UNIVERSITIES

When I was on the job market, a bunch of NUS search committee, five of them in total, gave me “Kangaroo” interview with no intention hiring me. As I recall, the search committee was made up of foreigners, coming from China, India and elsewhere. The head of the search committee was a Chinese, who at that time was himself a recent hire. Needless to say, the committee ended up hiring a bunch of foreign newbies. The interesting thing was, the head of the search committee had no intention of building up the department at NUS. I later found out that shortly after our meeting, he quit NUS and left the country.

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MALAY FAMILY TOLD BY HDB OFFICERS TO “TONE DOWN” NOISE AFTER COMPLAINTS BY PRC NATIONALS

A Malay family with four children were told by HDB officers repeatedly to tone down their ‘noise’ after being their PRC neighbors lodged complaints against them. “Now, here’s what I don’t get: I thought the Singapore government wants Singaporeans to have more kids so why in the blue-est of blue hell did they send the HDB officers to tend to the complain as if they are siding with the China National?! They asked my sister is it possible to tone down the kids’ noises. It’s like asking can u please go fuck yourself for no reason?”

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WHY I WILL NEVER RETURN TO SINGAPORE!

I would describe my time living in Singapore as sterile. Nothing particularly bad happened, but it wasn’t particularly good either. Daily life was convenient, but it was only the bare minimum of living. I had everything I needed to be comfortable, but I didn’t have anything that inspired me. Even though there wasn’t a language barrier, I encountered a hefty communication barrier. In my experience, people were polite but conversations rarely moved past surface-level niceties. Of the conversations that I took part in and overheard, the vast majority of them were about work. I routinely watched people work 15 hours days and stress over strict deadlines. Yes it was living, and they were making progress, but it wasn’t holistic and people openly admitted to me that it wasn’t fulfilling.

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MY ENCOUNTER WITH A PINOY THIEF AT AMSTERDAM AIRPORT

When the pouch was found in her bag, the Pinoy lady denied putting it into her bag and said in her heavily Filipino accented English that someone had planted the old lady’s pouch in her bag. As passengers were boarding the plane then, the elderly woman decided not to press charges as she did not want to miss the flight. The Pinoy lady was allowed to board the plane.

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