Trading mentality, changing places

We have this great tradition as a trading port. I think this has been in our blood for too long that it is becoming a part of us, our culture and mentality. We will trade everything, anything, for money. We sold our power stations probably seeing their yields or future not going to be too bright. Now we are going to India to buy power stations because the growth potential for power is very promising. We have developed ourselves into an education hub to earn more foreign currency. Education as a business can generate a lot of revenue if the fees are high enough. And we are very successful in getting foreigners to come here for their education. In the meantime, our children will not have enough places here and have to go elsewhere for their education. We have limited places for medical education. And many of our bright students have to go overseas to be trained as doctors. But we also have a shortage of doctors here. So we import cheap doctors from other countries to fill the gap. Isn't it funny? We tell our not so talented to go overseas to work. In their place we import foreign talents to replace them. Singaporeans sell their properties here just to be able to buy properties elsewhere. All these are very good and healthy for the economy. Just keep trading and exchanging goods and services. One day we may even trade our not so marketable parents for new and more efficient parents.


Wally Buffet said...


This is a good one.

Can we also trade the incumbents for the team from Hong Kong?

They seem to be doing a fairly decent job over there if you ask me. For one, there is no doublespeak. And foreign talents have to assimilate into Hong Kong society totally, not the other way round. Imagine an Indian, a Filipino, an Ang Moh speaking Cantonese. Next time you pass a racist comment on the mtr in Cantonese watch it!


Anonymous said...

ONE thing for sure...the "A" team will not be traded for by FTs...No cheaper, better & faster for them either

Anonymous said...

You Sinners get played out and sold off and are yet so supportive of your Leaders.


High time to tell them to sell their talents to others(foreign entities); that is provided they are wanted elsewhere la but, it seems others have no need for them leh.

JeffGoh said...

If I may add one more. Transfer papers - let foreign companies invoice from here to enjoy lower taxes but increase taxes for citizens

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree we should trade our incumbents for the team from Hong Kong.

Our incumbents always seem to need to blow small problems up to appear huge and difficult, just to justify their lofty remunerations, while the Hongkongers on the other hand do not have to demand sky high remunerations to solve down to earth problems with good governing.

But of course, ours are the one and only squeaky clean Government.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Here goes redbean with his cunty labels again: the royal "we". Who the fuck is "we"?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, as a Singaporean, we understand the meaning of we. As for you, when you say we, I am wondering who you are referring to. The Aussies will be part of your we or the Asian Aussies part of your we, or the Aussie PRs part of your we?

Now, I can understand why you are so confused about the we? Sorry mate, Singaporeans still have an identity, a country that we belong and we can call home. We are very close to our little rock.

Oh you can claim you are very Australian. That's what you think. Good for you.

April 08, 2010 8:45 AM

Anonymous said...

In some ways, those who left Singapore will still consciously or unconsciously feel part Singaporean.

Maybe that is why some of them continue complaining about the 'imperfections' here - physically absent, but spiritually present, so to speak.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

That's true. The 30 to 50 years of life spent here cannot be erased overnight. Many have built strong ties and fond memories here.

I was just being notty to Matilah.

Matilah_Singapura said...

redbean, don't put words in my mouth: I NEVER (read carefully again) NEVER claimed to be "Australian".. or anything other than a individual human being.

So don't try to win points on your own blog by telling fucking lies.

Fuck you ;-)