06 Jun '12, 5pm

Singaporean Sentiments Toward Foreigners - My (Real) Input to the Straits Times Survey @AussiePB Aussie Pete #SBA2012

Singaporean Sentiments Toward Foreigners - My (Real) Input to the Straits Times Survey @AussiePB Aussie Pete #SBA2012

I sincerely hope not. It’s not something that worries me, but just as in any country (Australia included), there will always be a small pocket of people who will not accept foreigners into their every day lives and may at times even be vocal or abusive about it. I’ve been told I’ve got thick skin, but I think it’s more about just being able to ignore any serious attack on my intentions or motivations for living in Singapore. I have learned that life experiences and upbringing are what help us form our ‘ladder of inference’ and it’s not something that’s easily changed, so just as I will tolerate these few people, I hope they will in return learn to be tolerant of me. In most part, Singaporeans are warm, accepting, kind and gracious people. But it does take time to earn such acceptance and respect. I firmly believe the onus is on us, the foreigner, to integrate by remaining ...

Full article: http://www.aussiepete.com/2012/06/singaporean-sentiments-...

Tweets

Random Discourse – Resentment Against Foreigner...

nowhere.per.sg 07 Jun '12, 3am

The above comment was made several days ago at the Sinda Youth Leaders Seminar last Saturday. It almost escaped my notice....

Half of Singaporeans prioritise high pay over j...

todayonline.com 07 Jun '12, 2am

KUALA LUMPUR - Three out of five employees in Malaysia prioritise a good salary above job satisfaction, according to a rec...

Health task force to survey soldiers ' records ...

armytimes.com 04 Jun '12, 9pm

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/06/army-ptsd-task-force-survey-soldiers-records-060412/ Health task force to survey sol...