Tag Archives: Rich Poor Divide

LADY BOSS TELLS CUSTOMER: I PITY YOU FOR STAYING IN A HDB!

I went with my sister-in-law to buy baby cot at Baby Expo located at AMK Techplace 2. Baby cot arrived with many defects as shown. Whatsapp the lady boss Vivien the photos. At first she told me the small littles holes are staples holes and because the cot is made of wood, it will tends to crack. (I wondered WTF is she talking about. My baby cot, WHICH IS ALSO MADE OF WOOD, has been using for 6 years and still in good condition.) She even told me she'll only changed the side where there is defects, which means 1 panel to 1 panel, not the whole bed. After telling her many times it's on all 4 panels, she agreed to change.

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RICH LADY TELL SERVER TO PROTECT HER BAG WHEN SERVING FOOD

During my school holidays, I worked as a part-time banquet server. One time, I saw this nice looking lady seated at a table that my colleague was serving. She looked pretty and elegant so I paid attention to her. To my horror, she said this to my colleague in a very rude way. "Excuse me. Can you see that my bag is expensive? Can you get me a baggage holder before you start to serve food? Make sure to cover my bag. If you spill food on my bag, do you think you can afford to pay for it?"

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EVEN STUDENT IS AFFECTED BY RICH POOR DIVIDE IN SCHOOL

It is the 2nd week of school. As usual, when my classmates meet in class for the first day of school, they begin to talk about their holidays. Some went to London, some to Australia, and some to Kuala Lumpur. I cannot help but to feel envious. Why? We don't have a lot. We are not too poor too. I mean when I watch tv, there are people who are worse off then me. I know my friends don't mean it, but every time they say things like, "oh everyone fly overseas for the holidays" or "everyone has an iPad..." I feel very affected. I don't have branded clothes or an iPad at home. I had to think for so long just to try Llao Llao yogurt for the first time coz my friends were all trying it.

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SIA PASSENGER REVEALS SHODDY TREATMENT OF ECONOMY CLASS PASSENGERS DURING FLIGHT DELAY

Just before take off, the captain suddenly halted and announced that a first engine was malfunctioning and that "the problem would be fixed in an hour or two". However, that plan did not materialize and we found ourselves waiting to disembark in a disorderly fashion, with the economy class people waiting for about an hour for the scarce business and first class passengers to leave in style.

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SINGAPORE RANKED 4TH GLOBALLY FOR NUMBER OF MILLIONAIRES PER POPULATION

The Global Wealth report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) said the number of millionaires in the world grew to 17 million in 2014, up from 15 million in 2013. The world's millionaires now control 41 percent of the $164 trillion in global private wealth, up from 40 percent in 2013. The report said millionaires are expected to control 46 percent of the world's wealth in 2019. "The wealthier are getting more and more wealthy," said Anna Zakrzewski, a BCG partner and managing director. "They have a much larger share of their wealth invested in equity markets and last year was a good year for market performance."

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SINGAPORE TO RECEIVE LARGEST INFLUX OF SUPER RICH

Singapore is about to receive the world's largest influx of super-rich persons over the next 10 years. 1,752 people will join the ranks of the so-called ultra-high networth individuals by 2024, according to property consultancy Knight Frank yesterday.

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