8/15/2009

Growing numbers, louder voices, bigger demands

1/3 of our population are non Singaporeans. And if we are to maintain our economic growth rate, more will be coming in and we may have 2/3 non Singaporeans in a matter of time. And as their importance grow, and as we become more dependent on their presence and contributions, like a drug addiction, we will need them more. Singaporeans should lay down the red carpet and welcome them with a big hug. And it is quite disheartening to read about the neglect and problems faced by the foreigners, from a place for their children in our schools and their difficulties in communications in public places. They need translators to read menus and order food. How can this be? Their discomfort is our loss if they choose to go somewhere else. Look at the positive side, more foreigners means more demand for housing and our flats will appreciate in value. They will pay quadruples to buy our HDB flats and we can then upgrade to smaller but more expensive private apartments. There will be more demands for more facilities and services and these will help to generate more economic activities and growth. Maybe our taxi drivers will be happier with more foreign commuters. They will provide more and better quality labour at cheaper cost. Singaporeans will all benefit from their contributions. Singaporeans can provide more services to these richer foreigners, renting out their rooms if not selling the whole flats, set up food courts, laundry shops, retail shops or whatever shops, as housing agents etc to support them and making a profit from such economic activities. It is a win win situation. For Singaporeans who cannot see the goodness of more foreigners coming here and growing the economy, it is better that they pack up and go somewhere else. The foreigners are like our customers and deserve to be treated like our customers, to be served well, to be pampered, if we want their money and talent. A good place for unhappy Singaporeans is Lijiang in China or a similar place in India. Cheap and good, and they will treat you like we treat our foreigners, at least until your money runs out.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

PAP is surely a lousy biz man,if it is one.

If you have such a fantastic product,why must you make it so cheap and give away,act like a man in deep desperation.

Yes that is PAP,and that is why FTs would be out of control of PAP very soon,as soon as the old man goes to see his maker,which cant be that far away.

But my friends,dont trust the PAP to do biz,that would be the end of the story!

Anonymous said...

"It is a win win situation"

Tell that to someone who lost his job to a foreigner.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Relax lah redbean. Singapore is built on foreigners who came there for a better future.

Sizes of population adjust naturally — according to who wants to come, who wants to stay and who wants to leave.

Your jingoistic tone is reminiscent of those old chrisitan white guys who came up with the genius public policy of "white Australia" — definitely a shameful smudge on the narrative of Australian history. Don't be silly and encourage S'pore to make the same mistake.

Keep the birders well defended, but open.

Matilah_Singapura said...

typo: "birders" ==> "borders"

Anonymous said...

Redbean, our govt says we need the FTs to grow our economy. If we do not welcome them our wives and daughters will become maids in foreign land. So please do not complain too much. We voted for this govt and we must allow them to run the country the way they see fit. Maybe they are right in allowing the influx of FTs. What the govt wants is to see the true blue Singaporeans marrying the PRC imports so that in years to come all will be called Singaporeans. I fully agree with you when you say that if there are those who cannot take the heat, then get out of the country. I am sure the govt would be please to see the back of such losers or quitters as they have been called in the past.

Anonymous said...

Redbean, our govt says we need the FTs to grow our economy. If we do not welcome them our wives and daughters will become maids in foreign land. So please do not complain too much. We voted for this govt and we must allow them to run the country the way they see fit. Maybe they are right in allowing the influx of FTs. What the govt wants is to see the true blue Singaporeans marrying the PRC imports so that in years to come all will be called Singaporeans. I fully agree with you when you say that if there are those who cannot take the heat, then get out of the country. I am sure the govt would be please to see the back of such losers or quitters as they have been called in the past.

Jaunty Jabber said...

Will then we have FT in the parliament ah?

Anonymous said...

The FTs would most likely do a better job the the current shower of shit.