Tag Archives: Racial Harmony

TAXI UNCLE KINDNESS TO MUSLIM PASSENGER SHOWS RACIAL HARMONY IS ALIVE IN SG

The taxi ride to the customer’s place was filled with rich conversation. Taxi uncle in his 60s sharing with me powerful (and sure-fire) tips on staying healthy. We reached the lunch place. It was awkward as there was no business/friendship/family relationship between Uncle and me after that taxi ride. There wasn’t anything in it for us to be having lunch together (not family, not friends yet, not colleagues). But there we were, having lunch at the same table. We had a good chat about life and filial piety in the short lunch time.

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LOCAL DJ: MALAYS AND INDIANS ARE UNDER-REPRESENTED IN THE MEDIA

Go to town. Ion, 313, Orchard Central, Wisma, Takashimaya - any mall in town. I want you to count how many Malay/Indian men and women featured on the posters. Because it seems to me the 'Singaporean Look' is a skinny Chinese girl with long hair and a big smile! As a young kid growing up in Singapore, I'd never see someone of my skin color rocking ads and headlines unless it's Singapore Idol Season. I couldn't entertain my first ambition of being an actor coz every role (although said open to all races) would go to the man with the Singaporean Look. I do music, I do radio. I'm behind a microphone. If I had a dollar for every person that has come up to me saying "OMG I didn't know you're Indian!" I'd be able to afford a down payment for an HDB flat. In the industry, I've had peers get turned down gigs because they were too "ethic looking. Racial Harmony isn't just about us getting along. It's equal opportunities. Equal chances to shine. I wanna see diversity.

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WHAT’S A “SINGAPOREAN LOOK”? ARE WE REALLY ALL INCLUSIVE?

I propose a challenge. Go to town. Ion, 313, Orchard Central, Wisma, Takashimaya - any mall in town. I want you to count how many Malay/Indian men and women featured on the posters. Ok now out of town. Wherever you go in Singapore now open your eyes to it and really count. On the bus. On the train. On the commercials before the movie starts. On the newspapers. On the magazines. On the tv commercials. Are you cool with that?

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TUDUNG LADY: AN AUNTY’S KIND GESTURE ON THE WARM STUFFY BUS

Me and 2nd boy sat right at the back, left side of the bus. Beside me was a lady (not really sure what race) and it looked like she just got off from work. She asked me, "the Aircon cold or not?" I placed my fingers close to the Aircon vent to check. "OK la aunty. Quite cooling. Are you hot, I shift it for u?" She replied "no no no. U take. I know u wear this ah (pointing to my Tudung) so u need more Aircon. U take u take. The bus at the back always very hot one."

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GENEROUS MALAY LADY GAVE CNY TREATS TO HARDWORKING SECURITY GUARD

A reader sent us this heartwarming post about a kind gesture by a generous Malay lady, Amirah Amri, working at an office along Changi South Avenue 2. Realizing that her office's security guard, an elderly Chinese uncle, was still working at his shift over the Chinese New Year weekend, she brought him a box full of her mother's home made pineapple tarts.

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UNIQUELY SINGAPURA: KIND MALAY BRO SPREADS THE LOVE, HELPS KARANG GUNI GRANDMA WITH RECYCLED ITEMS

Was driving back home in Toa Payoh when suddenly i saw a trolley rolling down the road with full of unused items. I was puzzled and i look around for the owner of the trolley. Ended up i saw another trolley bigger than the first one with more items and behind all this huge items i saw a small old lady. She almost get hit by a car due to her pushing the trolleys in the middle of the road. Cut story short help her since i have a van. And she direct me to the place where she is going. HONESTLY if she push it on her own its gonna take her 1hr30mins or so But it was only a 5 min drive.

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