refer to the news above, in my very personal opinion, i could feel... feel the goods and bads.
those resident at serangoon garden, singapore, that complaint about this issue now felt:
1) UNSAFE. Because...
a)they think that foreign workers bring problem to the society.
b)they think that foreign workers are dirty and low class.
c)they think that buy having a dorm at the area, it had brought down the property value of their houses. making serangoon garden a low class place to stay.
so, some leaders from the area had survey the project, ensuring the resident that most of the workers come from the manufacturing industry, instead of construction. so high percent is female. WHAT DOES THIS MEANS???!!! does it means more male construction foreign workers would create fear to the resident?!
BUT, the building of the dorm in Serangoon Gardens will make some business bloom! example, food stalls, provision shop and transportations.
why do we still have a kind of 'racist' towards foreign workers?
hey, there are many singaporeans working overseas like in Australia. i agree that those singaporean working in australia is mostly professionals but do u know some of the aussies hate chinese there? does that means that the resident in australia must move the singaporeans away were we are foreign workers?
i felt that singaporeans had a different look towards dark looking construction workers. u can imagine how is it like when a few workers gather under a void deck having a chat then someone walked pass and lodge a complaint to the police, fearing that they will create trouble. can u imagine we have traveled to their country and how i feel?
for those that think that dark looking construction workers in singapore will create fear in your life, GET LOST!!! you should travel to their country. are you sick or you have some dieases that looking at them makes you scared, thinking that they will rape you or rob you? they are just like me, born by a mother, have blood and soul. give a thought: how many % of crime is done by the dark looking workers as compared to the % of singaporeans. touch your heart when answering that or are you just worried about the value and statues of your property?
'oh, you are staying at the XYZ estate? where the foreign workers also stayed there?'
do you know that they need to pay the blood sucking agent lots of $ to come singapore to work? then if there is no work in singapore they are in debt. some employers treat them good, some treat them bad but what about the society in singapore? how do we look at them? your new houses, your new garden, your new road and ,,..... without them who is going to do this? do you expect a singaporean, averaging educated, would sweat in the sun, wearing dirty clothings and do life theatening job? they are life! they must be respected. the news report i that i have viewed really make me sick!
sorry if you feel the opposite.
our house maid, came from indonesia, came from philipines, they had family. they had sick mother and father too but why are they selling their time to take care of our family? why?
many think that... oh... these worker come to singapore, worked for a few years and when they go back to their country and they will be like a king. come on... wake up! times are different. check it out how much they have to pay for the debt. check out how 'home sick' are they. check out all! if a singaporean goes to england to work, earning english pound and the people says: when this guy go back singapore, he will be like a king... how will you feel???
they are like you and me. they didn't have a choice. not everybody have determination and faith can do what they want. like if im born in a poor country, even i have determination and faith, i don't think i can ride the world. i'm just lucky, lucky to be borned in singapore. i have the choice to do what i wanted to do.
dear friends, lets not be sick like those singaporeans that i have mention. if you do not like what i have said, i'm sorry. i'm frank. i do not write anything on the blog just to make you happy.
do you know that singapore is still backwards? we still have to fill in the column about what race we belong to. are we racist? some of the country that we have traveled, when they are applying for job, the company leave out the name and race for the application form.
we, the citizen of singapore. pledge ourselves be one united nation. REGARDLESS OF RACE, LANGUAGE OR RELIGEN, to built a democratic society, base on justise and equality. so as to achive happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation!
note... fellow singaporeans. lets stick to this, the pledge that we always put our right fist on the chest and everymorning we input in our mind. my spelling may not be correct but i know what am i typing. stop acting like a '1st class' citizen. we are still not 1st in the world. F1 doesn't mean anything for us to the world. we are like morocco (africa), did the race on the street. knowing to speak english doesn't mean you are educated, high class or you can travel the world by speaking english. wake up my dear, wake up.
i hate those singaporean that travel to malaysia, feeling that malaysia is dirty, malaysia is a lower class place than singapore. i hate it.
now the world is reading this blog, i hope to make singapore proud.
thank you for your time.