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7/14/2008

Stop the influx before it is too late

Another sign of the bursting of the seams. Lack of hostel space is pushing up rentals at HDB flats. Is this a good sign? We are seeing signs everywhere that this little rock is about to burst under the weight of an exploding population. MRT squeeze, more ERPs needed, property prices and rentals skyrocketing, parents fighting for place in schools for kids, students fighting for place in universities, patients fighting for place in hospitals, public places jammed to the brim etc etc. How much more can we take? How much more signals will it need to waken the fanatics to stop the inflow of foreigners into the island? We are doing more harm to the country by feeding the appetite for those who seek economic growth through population explosion at the expense of the general population. What can be done to stop this madness? This is our country and we must not allow mad people to run it to the ground.

16 comments:

Mockingbird said...

Nothing much we can do except to grind our teeth and bear with it.

Unless we can vote the ruling party out of power come the next general election and the opposition party can provide and implement some feasible solutions to the problems we are facing now.

Mockingbird said...

Grit our teeth, i mean.

Anonymous said...

the little rock wont burst. dun worry. the profits will. but we run the risks of the future casino ending up like the flyer if we dun bring in enough foreigners to support our commercial activities and to pay gst.

Anonymous said...

Las Vegas casino is having problems with drop in business. Our casino may hang too if too few foreigners come in to patronise. Then they will think of ways to open it to locals without conditions. Don't worry, they will think of very good reasons to do so. But the oracle says the next ten years will be promising. But I am wondering - for who?

Anonymous said...

Stop bitching and be thankful you have a good and caring govt. Things will be good and more foreigners will come to bale out the lazy Singaporeans who know only to bitch and moan. Without the FT Singapore will return to the swamp it was before.

redbean said...

ok singaporeans please be grateful and serve the new sahibs well.

Anonymous said...

Funny, long before the PAP became the Government and long before the 'foreign trash' of today came to Singapore, I wasn't living in the swamps. You mean all our neighbours, near and far, are still living in swamps since they are without a government of our calibre?

Dr Chee must be mad to say that Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea are just as well developed as Singapore, all without a government of our calibre.

Anonymous said...

'Pleas be grateful and serve the new sahibs well'

Sorry redbean, but ask them to 'suck my dick'

Anonymous said...

It is too late. Only a prolong recession can stop it. Who are the losers? Born and bred poor local peasants.

Anonymous said...

We need to import foreigners today becos we were told to stop at two yesterday. The no litters, no long hair, no pop music, no neon lights, no chewing gums and everything is no except i say so, had created a society of retards who can't respond creatively to new situations. now everything is reversed. everyone gets the credits and double pay. who then made these mistakes of the past?

redbean said...

this population thing and the presence of a large number of foreign workers will breed a dependency syndrome. after a while, you cannot remove them without hurting the economy. it is easy to take them in. the problems come when the economy turns bad and you cannot send them home.

it is better to pull the brake now and take stock of the position. the reckless push for more population is a serious wrongdoing to all the singaporeans. the price to pay for this recklessness is yet to surface.

Anonymous said...

This oft-repeated argument about the 'swamp thing' is at best fallacious. Everytime we hear the 'foreign trash' telling us that without them, Singapore will go back to the swamps.

Just having them here for a few years and they are displaying their arrogance and trying to lord all over us, preaching their elitist mantra.

Please go back to where you came from, and that is the 'trash bin'. We have survived far longer without 'foreign trash'. We don't need them to bail us out.

Anonymous said...

Like it or not, Singapore will sink into nothingness if all Foreign Talents were to leave. You will not be able to survive a single year without us. So please say thank you and be grateful for our help.

redbean said...

is this the truth or the tooth?

Lost4ever said...

Perhaps we all go into cyber space while there is no squeze at all, as its virtual space... unlimited...

go further, perhaps all just telecommute, can cut down lots of transport cost... no jams, no pollution(its somewhere else), no smell in the train, no loud mouth around...

then we dun need physical influx, only virtual influx, like the matrix, virtually a SGP resident will do, we will issue everyone virtual paper, dun need to squeze into this tiny little dot.

like I m now overseas, but I m reading the blog by redbean... and I m working for a SGP company... but I m physically overseas, doing telecommuting...

redbean said...

hi lost,

technology has shrank the world beyond our imaginations. many services and now outsourced with staff manning them from overseas. and we don't even notice or feel the difference.

yes, no need to add to the mrt jams or spend on expensive office space.

we are divided only by time. there is no space in between us.