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8/21/2007

Sharing that Dream

Hsien Loong has shared with all Singaporeans his dream. We will have the best in housing and facilities for the people. Punggol 21 is indeed a world class township with landscape and facilities that will make many in the first world countries turn envious. It can become the model for all other towns. These may not come in cheap though. Good things must have a price. But fear not. We know you by your name. Singaporeans will be prepared to make this dream a reality. There will be more educational opportunities at tertiary level to raise their income so that all these best homes and facilities will be affordable. We will really be a first world nation if all the average Singaporeans can afford to live this dream, and not just an elusive dream. The Govt has promised that the hardware, the buildings and facilities will be there. Now it is up to the Singaporeans to work for it. There is one thing that the Govt may want to think about. The software of the people. Start with the cleaners in the kopitiams and hawker centres, and also foodcourts. Make sure that they are also first world cleaners. Learn from the Filipinos. Educate the cleaners with more courses on personal hygiene, cleaning methods and technology, good manners and a little courtesy, and pay them well. The upgrading courses will increase the value of the ah pek and ah mah cleaners. We cannot have a first world city with smelly cleaners that chuck all their dirty plates and leftovers beside you while you are eating. We cannot have cleaners who swipe all the things/leftover at people who are eating. We cannot have cleaners that bang around with their trolleys and giving everyone that hostile stare if one happens to be in the way. Upgrading of the cleaners and the toilet cleaners must be the first step towards a world class city. Hey, thought I heard about toilet trained cleaners sometimes ago? Live that dream or miss the boat.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Learn from the Filipinos. Educate the cleaners with more courses on personal hygiene, cleaning methods and technology, good manners and a little courtesy, and pay them well. The upgrading courses will increase the value of the ah pek and ah mah cleaners.


Any first world country wud be embarrased by these deliquent workers. The rampant uncleanliness and uncouth behaviour will one day degrade our standards to a level where we will overtake the Chinese in lack of hygiene and manners. The best solution which i see happening now is to allow more young foreigners to replace them if they cant do the job properly.

Anonymous said...

i still rember this smart alex who puts her fifthy soggy pail onto the chairs at the hawker center to retrieve the used plates and cultery. when she removed the pail to repeat the process at the next table, you can notice trails of debris that came off from underneath her pail stuck to the chairs. the next moment, a couple came and sat on that shit.

these happens all the time, without anyone batting an eyelid over it. the things that happen in the pig styles are also happening at your local hawker centers. and the cleaners look and behave no different from the poultry workers at the pig farm.

redbean said...

hope moe or mom or stb or any organisation will pick this up and follow through. or everyone says, it is not my ministry or dept's problem.

Anonymous said...

For once you are spot on redbean!!

The mystery behind the proliferation of these garbage inefficiencies and public threats is; WHO IS THE TOP DOG IN CHARGE OF THESE WHO IS PASSING THE BUCK AROUND AND WHERE WILL IT STOP!

Obviously somebody is hiding and pretending that what he doesnt see so is alright, as in sweeping all the nonsense under the carpet.

I think that chap, be it the number one shud be SACKED, dun you?

Matilah_Singapura said...

Notice how political-speak always tells people that "it will be better tomorrow".

Its a shame that many will have to suffer and fucking die in the meantime. ;-)

redbean said...

i don't believe that just because one hair stylist is paid $2k per hair cut, all hair stylists must also be paid $2k.

what kind of logic is that?