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Expatriate scolds Singaporeans: Be grateful to us for coming here to work

Posted by temasektimes on August 4, 2012

In a sign that social tensions are rising between native Singaporeans and foreigners, an expatriate working in Singapore openly chided Singaporeans on her Facebook.

Doreen Everitt, an Australian expat started a post on her Facebook asking why balloting of tickets is needed for her to see the National Day Parade:

“Can somebody please explain to me this balloting of tickets to see the parade. Can I not just go and watch the activities?? What time do they start? As an expat working here for the first time I find it hard that a country makes you ballot for tickets to watch their countries parade.”

Her comments did not go down too well with some Singaporeans who lampoon her for it.

In a fit of anger, Doreen lashed out at Singaporeans for being ‘ungrateful’:

“If we all pulled out you would be a very poor and lonely country. be grateful that there are people like us willing to give up our country, our ways to actually come and work for you and your government.”

She added that Singaporeans are ‘not the most friendly of people to be around.’

Her comments only served to infuriate Singaporeans further with many calling her to return back to her country:

“Oh btw, if you feel people here are an unfriendly lot, maybe it’s because they can feel you treat them with disdain.” – William Lim

“Doreen, you have indeed dug a very big hole for yourself. Thanks for stoking the flames of anti-foreigner sentiment even further with your comments.” – John Tan

” just ask the big white ass to go back to his / her white country!” – Chia Choon Kiat

You can offer your ‘constructive’ feedback to Doreen on her Facebook here.

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110 Responses to “Expatriate scolds Singaporeans: Be grateful to us for coming here to work”

  1. kaypoh said

    LOL what an idiot!

    I for one am not even interested to see the BIG WAYANG aka NDP

    She is NOT working for us, just for the PAPayas! Whom, God & 60.1% willing, can all ship to Australia like the English convicts of olden days in 2016!

    Get that right, B*tch!

  2. Arborist said

    We need most expats but we definitely dont need some Jail bird from some British Prison continent.
    Dont ever forget your roots Doreen.

  3. ezpal12 said

    U mean when u come over u don’t gain and that u have sacrifice by coming to Sg?…then why come?

  4. ezpal12 said

    You, Dogreen, have sacrificed more than u gained by coming to Sg to work…wow…then Sg gov should erect a tablet in remembrance of u.

  5. 60+ Singaporean said

    Doreen, go home. If your country can provide you better why come here. Did our minister put a gun to your head. You idiot came here bcoz u are cheaper that us. The rich want to get richer hence you are here. Coz we dont go for low salary. By the way, what is your expertise? Sleep with your bosses? Fuck off and go home.

  6. hachoo said

    If Doreen, is soooo….. good is can probably finds herself a job in her own country , why come to Singapore. I worked for MNC for many years and most of the time, the Ang Moh talent only has a gift of s gap nothing else. After all the mess they created and they expect a local to clean it up. Yes that’s most of the case here and that’s their attitude also. In my life time, I have challenged some Ang Mohs and they were sent back to their own country by the company.
    I never respect those AMs with a gift of a gap and do nothing for the company, there are some good one though.
    Frankly, DOreen, we dont really need you but the company does. If local has no talent, then our local education system has a lot pf problem to begin with …..but I doubt so.

  7. Invictus said

    Ms Everitt, what is your profession ? What exactly do you do that other locals here sorely lacks in terms of expertise that you are needed here and do us a favour ? Are your a nuclear physicist ? A member of the SAS Special Forces ? Pray tell ! I’m curious to know.

    And what makes you think YOU are specifically needed for this job ? That Singapore cannot find someone else in this planet of 7 billion people to do you job. So who exactly is doing whom a favour ? Pray tell !

    • Edmund said

      she is here at the invitation of the govt to look into how Singaporeans can have more and more babies so that we can replace her asap.

  8. "You can't handle the truth!" said

    People like Doreen are fighting a battle they cannot win.

    No person likes to hear negative things about themselves, regardless if true or not.

    If you go to expat forums, Singaporean behaviour has been noted for decades now.

    If you care to do the research, you can find out it’s because of Singapore’s heritage- decended from Chinese peasants, and until just 25-30 years ago, many Singaporeans didn’t even complete primary school (it matters because it’s well known that often the better educated you are, the more cultured and better mannered you become).

    Now, it’s pretty easy to prove Singaporeans are not the most openly friendly people, at least not in public, or at work, especially compared to Western and Japanese society.

    But they aren’t the worst either.

    I mean in general, with the exception of the stall owners at Sim Lim, you can generally trust what many Singaporean workers say, unlike people in, say, many places in China, where they’d willingly tell the biggest lie just to sell you a pen.

    And as for importing expats in order to gain skills, there’s no need to be offended. It happens in every country. That’s a consequence of today’s modern mobile workplace.

    It’s easy to get rid of them.

    Let the economy shrink. Then there will be no jobs for them and they will move to another country. And currently that is happening- many people are moving to China.

    (And you should see what they say about the Chinese!!! Read this blog which sends up China!!! http://mylaowai.com/ )

    • Tinseltown said

      “If you go to expat forums, Singaporean behaviour has been noted for decades now.A no brainer. If i recall,the internet was widely available for only less 2 decades.
      “it’s because of Singapore’s heritage- decended from Chinese peasants”. Another no brainer.The Aussies are no better if not worse than us being descended from convicts. At least our ancestors did not ill-treat the natives and exploit their resources to make the country what it is today.
      “it’s pretty easy to prove Singaporeans are not the most openly friendly people” SG always had expats. but in the last decade or so,our govt opened the floodgates to almost any tom,dick & harry,many of whom have substandard qualifications and experience. Besides,we are a small country and there’s only so many foreigners we can accomodate without compromising quality of life. This has pissed off many Sporeans,wouldn’t you if this were to happen in your country ?
      “It happens in every country. That’s a consequence of today’s modern mobile workplace.”Like I mentioned,many of these so called expats are not up to standard.globalization is not an excuse for exploitation.
      “Then there will be no jobs for them and they will move to another country. And currently that is happening- many people are moving to China.”You think it’s so easy for foreigners to get a job in China ? There are many criterias to meet and it doesn’t help if you can’t speak mandarin.
      Next time use whatever brains you have before posting such comments.

      • Nabey said

        Use backside to think first.

      • "You can't handle the truth!" said

        “it’s because of Singapore’s heritage- decended from Chinese peasants”. Another no brainer.The Aussies are no better if not worse than us being descended from convicts. At least our ancestors did not ill-treat the natives and exploit their resources to make the country what it is today.

        >> So if one party has a bad history, it’s ok if you pick your nose, always clear your throat and spit phlegm?

        In addition, the Australian Government has made formal apologies and given Aborigines tens of billions of dollars to help remedy this acknowledged issue.

        You have simply been rude and defensive.

        “it’s pretty easy to prove Singaporeans are not the most openly friendly people” SG always had expats. but in the last decade or so,our govt opened the floodgates to almost any tom,dick & harry,many of whom have substandard qualifications and experience. Besides,we are a small country and there’s only so many foreigners we can accomodate without compromising quality of life. This has pissed off many Sporeans,wouldn’t you if this were to happen in your country ?

        >> What has being crowded got to being friendly? Many places are overcrowded but maintain basic civility, or exceed it eg Japanese in Toyko.

        “It happens in every country. That’s a consequence of today’s modern mobile workplace.”Like I mentioned,many of these so called expats are not up to standard.globalization is not an excuse for exploitation.

        >> Where did exploitation come from? I never mentioned it.

        “Then there will be no jobs for them and they will move to another country. And currently that is happening- many people are moving to China.”You think it’s so easy for foreigners to get a job in China ? There are many criterias to meet and it doesn’t help if you can’t speak mandarin.

        >> There are criteria to meet for most wealthy countries, including Singapore. Nothing special there. And yes, it is not that difficult to get a job there, especially as an English teacher.

        There is also no “s” after criteria.

        Next time use whatever brains you have before posting such comments.

        >> Exactly. A perfect opportunity to give a measured, logical, mature response. “Use whatever brains you have” is something a teenager in secondary school might say, not an intelligent mature adult.

        Are you a teenager/child?

        If Singaporeans are well mannered, then let’s prove it.

        *** Warning- may be offensive to closed minded people***

        The gold standard in manners are the Japanese, and then followed by western countries like USA and Australia. Let’s avoid the Western countries and simply compare Singapore, China and Japan. It’s common knowledge China isn’t famous for their public manners and many Singaporeans look down on China.

        Behaviour Singapore China Japan
        ———— ————- ——- ——-

        1. Opens doors for people behind them/walking through No No Yes

        2. Says thank you if someone opens door Rarely No Yes

        3. Let’s in car which needs to merge in lane Sometimes No Yes

        4. Waves thank you to driver who lets them in Rarely No Sometimes

        5. Picks nose and spits in public Sometimes Yes No

        6. Let’s people in train carriage out before going in No No Yes

        7. Welcomes new staff member with smile and introduces self Sometimes No Yes

        8. Smiles and waves at neighbours Rare No Sometimes

        9. Get stared at in public by strangers Yes Yes No

        10. People staring have mean “black” faces Yes Yes n/a

        11. In supermarket- you have full trolley but person behind No No Often

        only has 1-3 items. Do you offer to let go in front of you?

        12. At fast food places like McDonalds, leaves mess on table? Usually Usually No, even recycle bins

        So you can see Singapore is far from the ideal and has many weak spots.

        In general, the younger and more educated the Singaporean, the better mannered they are. eg, they don’t spit and chuck phlegm in public often. But please don’t think Singapore is perfect.

        I hope that this will be taken in a more constructive manner and not in an over emotional extreme “get out of Singapore” way.

    • A said

      I feel sorry for you. Having to squad here.

    • Submitter69 said

      “You have simply been rude and defensive.”
      - I don’t know if he’s been rude but he has a right to defend S’pore from double standard Aussies like you.
      “What has being crowded got to being friendly? Many places are overcrowded but maintain basic civility, or exceed it eg Japanese in Toyko.”
      -Of course,being crowded in a small country like ours has a lot to do with civility. How many foreigners does Japan have ? The Japs are known to be a introvert bunch. With low birth rates, no wonder their economy is declining.
      “There are criteria to meet for most wealthy countries, including Singapore. Nothing special there. And yes, it is not that difficult to get a job there, especially as an English teacher.”
      -For an English teacher,probably.But for many other jobs,not so easy mate !
      “Exactly. A perfect opportunity to give a measured, logical, mature response. “Use whatever brains you have” is something a teenager in secondary school might say, not an intelligent mature adult.”
      -Tell your fellow Aussie to give a measured,mature and most of all tactful response. She’s the most arrogant and uncouth expat I’ve come across.No class.Thinks she’s indispensable!
      “But please don’t think Singapore is perfect.”
      No doubt SG has many weak spots but we are a young nation and don’t need to apologize or compare.
      “I hope that this will be taken in a more constructive manner and not in an over emotional extreme “get out of Singapore” way.”
      You should tell this to her instead and “teach” her some basic diplomacy.

      Looks like I won’t be Waltzing anyone with the name Matilda ever again. I prefer tango or disco. Strictly Ballroom just doesn’t cut it with me anymore.
      G’day ,mate !

  9. Kor said

    Oh we are so sorry you miss your country. Can you pack up and leave now? You r extremely ungrateful. Singapore has provided you with an opportunity you would otherwise not have in your own country!

  10. Singaporean never give a damn to you and so what ,without you is still Singapore lol !,,,,for your infor my boss is an expatriate and now with me having beers and more …he ask you to shut the fxxx up !!!and you do not represent the majority here hahahaha!

  11. SueM said

    Crazy woman. I’m glad she realised singaporeans are not the most friendly people. Hopefully that will teach her a lesson that she is not welcome in the city state. And I wonder what “talent” she has which Singaporeans don’t have. Aren’t Australians known to be drunk dumb and racist? Didn’t they attack and kill Indian immigrants not too long ago? Oh and those poor aboriginals…

    • Submitter69 said

      An Ang Moh on TR Emeritus claims that this Doreen is not a talent but just a travelling spouse. On second thought ,I agree with him. She’s just an empty vessel taking big.

  12. Disappointed with Doreen Everitt. said

    Doreen Everitt u obviously have a big ego to put down Singaporeans as unfriendly n so seemingly lack of expertise that we need u here. Guess what, there is a notion that Australians are a FAKE superficial friendly lot. U guys say and do things that only suit your purpose and it is not unheard of that ur labour ruling party may be corrupted, only caring about popularity votes, pathetic railway system from internal bickering n embezzelment, oh as a reminder, your nation is wealthy from mining the ground deleoting earth resouces and NOTHING else. Take away the minerals, your country economy will collapse faster Than my country crumbling if u guys pull out. My country may have bums and crude or rufe people in your eyes, but please we have spine too. So take your words n opinion, shove it down your own throat n get in touch with reality, you Aussies are well known as a racist bunch as well. So don’t try to act high n mighty here. My Ozzie partner is very disappointed with comments such as yours.

  13. Leow Wei Lin said

    Post deleted just when i am done with my comments..

    Leow Wei Lin
    sometimes we gotta we graceful and accept comments.. (especially those coming from ppl without common sense).. however.. not everyday is a Sunday and after giving in day in day out we do feel screwed.. and that’s the point we make our fight back..

  14. If you are all that good, you wouldn’t be in Singapore.

  15. Disgusted said

    In the expat community, you need to know how the nationality of one stack up. There is a pecking order. A comment like this can only ring sniggers in the expat community. So please, don’t take such a moron to heart.

    If their own home conditions provide the same employment opportunity, lower income taxes and better quality of life, trust me, they won’t be here. Such a comment about Singapore needing to be thankful reeks of arrogance that is a reflection of a very small % of expats here. Trust me again, someone like here isn’t on a fat package. Almost everyone is on local package. So don’t be misled just because they are white and blue eyed. (figuratively speaking) For an attitude like this – yeah, go home.

    More importantly, Singaporeans need to be able to stand up to foreigners in the area of “expertise” as this person alludes. The real specialists are few and far in between. The rest are just riding on the coat tails of their fellow Caucasian allies. Some are just full of crap and that’s where Singaporeans need to expose them and send them home. How can you say that after 47 years, we don’t have the right people for the jobs locally? Stand up for Singapore? Ironically, this is the time.

    If she is a teacher at an international school, I will lodge a formal complaint with the Board of Directors.

  16. A G Young said

    I think it is the other way round. Probably your country has produced more PROFESSIONALS of your kind that is why you drifted over here for a change of LUCK!

  17. Wolfglare said

    If she don’t like it here pls fuck off we don’t need these kind of foreign trash in our country

  18. V said

    We are told to remember the idea, not the man. Because a man can fail. He can be killed and forgotten. But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed firsthand the power of ideas. I’ve seen people kill in the name of them; and die defending them. But you cannot touch an idea, cannot hold it or kiss it. An idea does not bleed, it cannot feel pain, and it does not love. And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man. A man who made me remember the fifth of November. A man I will never forget.

  19. Ken said

    LOL what bs is this? we don’t have the skills to do the job? what makes you so sure that we does not have the skills?

  20. hihihi said

    Should pack now and go back to the place with many fat and lazy people.

  21. Phyllis said

    You sound like the typical white trash. Why so sensitive about being mistaken for being British or American? After all, many Australians are descendants of criminals who were deported to Australia to provide cheap labour.
    When in Singapore, just do as we do. Don’t expect our government and our people to change our system and our ways to accommodate your petty tantrums.
    Generally Singaporeans are usually a friendly tolerant people. Obviously from your tirade, you have experienced otherwise. That’s probably because you have the attitude that you are superior and that you are here because ‘we don’t have the skills’. Simply put, If you are not happy here, please vamoose back to where you scuttled from, thank you very much!

  22. Sg said

    Doreen Everitt, GO HOME !

  23. VH2006 said

    Her Facebook page is down. Anyone knows where she’s working? I don’t think any company would allow their staff to embarrass the company in this manner. She’s replaceable to save the reputation.

    • Submitter69 said

      of course her facebook is down. It’s overwhelmed with netizens waiting to slam her.
      “Sacrifice to come here and earn money for us?” Many know that apart from mining,there’s nothing much in Australia that is buzzing.

  24. Ng said

    Wow she’s so full of herself! It may be true that sg needs her skill but c’mon sg is meeting her needs too. Her country probably has high unemployment rate or simply couldn’t give her a remuneration package as attractive as ours. So y is this woman positioning it as if she has ‘sacrificed’ by leaving her country for us? Anyway her condescending tone tells it all. She thinks she’s superior to Singaporeans here just because we are Asians and do not possess her particular ‘skill’, which she has failed to mention what exact extraordinary skill she possesses. It’s very laughable because ‘foreign talents’ in my company admit to me that there are here because their countries have high unemployment rate and offer much less competitive salaries. It’s all a mutual trade. Sg doesn’t owe her a living. If she’s not pleased, she can always leave and we could easily employ another ‘foreign talent’ with a better work attitude.

  25. rongY said

    oh doreen why dont you go back to your belove australia a suppose first world country, i am sure u can earn a decent living there, unfortunately u you are not good enough there so, and you have to come to this first world country run by a 3rd world government who elevate people like you as talents, r u sure you r contributing to singapore? what a bullshit. go home to your belove australia poomie

  26. ngpy said

    This bitch is blowing her trumpet to be here just because she is lucky to be designated to be here. She maybe working as a lowly paid maid or a waitress in her home town. There is no difference whether she is here or not. I would prefer she go back to her Country to be a maid.

  27. Petrus said

    This obnoxious Doreen is from Down-Under, the land of convicts…and she’s probably a descendent of one. So what do you expect from a bitch of such background? Anyway, I wonder why she make such a condescending statement, when she knows very well that her country is in shambles and many are unemployed? She’s here not by our invitation, but by her desperation! She’s just a beggar here but true to their false and inflated sense of superiority as an albino with pea brains, she would still like act tough and condition herself to think she’s indispensable here.

    Let’s move on and do not focus too much on what a stupid shit-brained moron and dumbass bitch says!

  28. jojogag said

    pleassseeeeeeeeeee you are very very welcome to go home and get lost, prove to us that WITHOUT YOU, SINGAPORE WILL DIE OR AT LEAST, THE GOVT OR LHL WILL DIE u bastard nincompood! or simply, screw yourslef!!

  29. Virgorian said

    Doreen , we don’t need a Australian racist fart like u in a country !if I r that damn good, u should be staying in your god damn country instead of coming to our lovely land to look for job !u r either a loser or u aren’t competitive enough or maybe u are just some ugly fxxk face that can’t survive in your homeland !!

  30. ha said

    Australians are the most racist people on the surface of this planet (think Pauline Hanson). Their unique conflicting combination of superior complex (light skin better than dark skin) and inferiority complex (descendants of convicts deported from the British Isles) really screwed their mind.

    • a man said

      Don’t be stupid. By token of your argument, should we Singaporeans be warped as well because we all hail from coolies and bumpkins who were unable to ply their trade in China, India or Malayasia?

      For every Paulin Hanson, there is a Kevin Rudd; likewise, for every LHL, there is a Ong Teng Cheong. So don’t be so quick to generalize and characterize people of other nationalities, especially when you don’t even live in Australia.

  31. Piranha-kan said

    Wow! This is a new angle! Getting foreigners to sacrifice their motherland to come here to work for papies! Hmm, definitely a sacrifice! I mean, sacriligious!
    Yes, we don’t need genes from past convicts 4fathers to populate our already crowded island. Go back down under, roam your outbacks! Go a waltzing matilda with your playtipuss, koala bears & hop-hump with your kangaroos!

  32. kaypoh said

    Hey, be fair! Maybe she has a golden pussy & can blow a 6 foot long didgeridoo!

  33. Ken Lee said

    welcome traitors ! welcome to land of traitors ! here where traitors belong!

  34. Ken Lee said

    Doreen geylang is always open for you! we need your skill there. thank you for joining in!

  35. Steve said

    How many Singaporean actually did not have the chance to watch the NDP … I am born in 1970 and I never watch a NDP live … I was surprise that actually foreigner I given a free ticket to watch the NDP

    • SueM said

      Good one. I am close to 40 and never got a ticket for the parade either in my whole life. And this clueless foreign woman feels she is entitled to it.

    • Singaporean said

      This brings up a superb point. Parents, relatives and friends of the participants of each NDP should be given priority. Afterall, these people worked darn hard to put up a parade for us Singaporeans. Assuming she is indeed Australian, how would she feel if the international Singaporean students who pay full rates in her country’s top universities (It is a fact that the fees from international students fund the operations of the universities or they all have to close down!) get priority to attend say, the Queen’s Birthday celebration. She’s a real dimwit.

    • ali said

      I’m 52 and never ever got a ticket to watch.serve my NS and what do i get?huhu…..so dont blame me if i’m not patriotuc.haha

  36. Ben said

    we are grateful for the expats that BEHAVE themselves. U aussies think that u are so great, let me tell u after 1 1/2 years of studying in aussie: Singapore has facilities that are on par or even better then all the major cities in aussie and we still manage to squeeze everything into this tiny island of ours. what makes u think u are so great to warrant a free ticket to NDP? just because u are white means u are better then us yellow skins? sorry the world has changed, look at the top airports, top airlines, top transport systems etc. where are yr white counterparts? whatever u can do, we asians can do too, and sad to say, whites are snobs. Go back to aussie plz, dun come here and kpkb

  37. Nabey said

    Hello aussies, go watch this video, you will love it!! Ur people really fucking kangaroos?
    rtsp://v2.cache6.c.youtube.com/CjMLENy73wIaKgkf9LC1BPe5rBMYJCAkFEIGbXYtcmltSARSBXdhdGNoYLmrg-Hhjc2MUAw=/0/0/0/video.3gp

  38. azmi said

    A big “fuck You” to Ms Doreen Everit

  39. shang1988 said

    may i just say that there is an obvious reason why people would go to a different country to work. It is not because you want our to help your country prosper. It is because you want a promotion or pay rise. So don’t be so high and mighty and say that you are at our request to come here to “help us”. There are plenty of foreigners who really want to work here because they love the people and culture… Not just the money.

  40. Not surprising coming from a descendant of convicts. Some more a Sheila who only knows how to use her mouth but would not have the guts to fight us. They would tend to behave like racists and act all superior.

    Hey Doreen, I challenge you to a fight, and I am female. Are you game, you racist bitch?

  41. chris said

    @Doreen, if you pull out and go back to Aus, I can gurantee you that you will be jobless back home and receiving welfare. If you have a comfortable job in Aus, why bother coming to a strange land and work?Its cos you got passed over by other better Aussies in your home country.Balek Kampong. Any Singaporean students can tell you that Assies are very racist, and strangers can just drive past you and shout vulgarities at you

    • Ben said

      aussies dun just drive past and shout vulgarities, they throw things like eggs, bottles etc. And they think they are superior when whatever they do, we asians can do too

  42. John said

    I took a look at her Facebook page. She clicks on spam Facebook links, and got a simple math question wrong. Not surprising that she made a very dumb initial statement, and followed up with dumber statements that show total ignorance of the current socio-political landscape.

  43. chan said

    Shame on you Singaporeans for behaving in such a manner.

    Can’t believe how racist some of you have become judging by all these offensive remarks about another persons heritage and character.

    I am a Singaporean working in Australia and thank god the people here are more friendly and nice when I asked them all the seemingly stupid questions when I first arrived in Melbourne. She obviously had no clue why we needed to ballot for NDP – so what? what’s so wrong about the question being new in Singapore? Bunch of idiots had to flame her for that and kudos to Doreen she did respond to all the unfair jibes. All someone had to do is to explain the NDP gets sold out every year, government thinks balloting is the fairest process and have stuck to that ever since.

    We have come to nearly half a century old and to have such antagonistic behaviour towards others based on nationality or heritage is definitely taking a step backwards.

    • Lailatul Asha Bte Hassim said

      Chan, i supposed to have to read her FB status properly. There is nothing wrong for her to ask that question “why do we need balloting for our NDP ticket”?

      The things that makes every singaporean roar is this B……H mentioned this

      “If we all pulled out you would be a very poor and lonely country. be grateful that there are people like us willing to give up our country, our ways to actually come and work for you and your government. And Singapore are not very friendly people around”. So Chan, do you have a reply to this on her behalf?????????????????????

    • Goddamnyou said

      Are you blind or your English got problem? Can’t you read that people were reacting to her arrogant comments saying that without people like her, Singapore would be very poor and lonely. And since you like Australians so much and think so lowly of Singaporeans, then stay there and don’t come back.

      • Chan said

        I love Singapore and in fact I make it a point to go back home at least twice a year. I am here cause of work and I will definitely return home after this stint. Maybe it is because I have experience what it feels like to leave home and work as a foreigner in another country and hence can see her point of view. Yes I am here cos for what I do it pays more here but I have to leave everything that was home to me. I would say Australia would also be a poor and lonely country if all the foreigners never came over, but I would say they are friendlier – just my own opinion.

    • Ben said

      we answered her question and we got a ‘haolian’ comment for that. we are just reacting to her retard comment, not her status bro

    • jogag said

      screw youself you bastard! we do not need u to teach us…

    • A Sad Singaporean said

      Oh forgive him, he either miseed the point completely or is too blind from worshipping the Ozzies.

      • Chan said

        Believe me I have not missed the point. My point was that there was absolutely no need for the remarks on her race, nationality or heritage. If you are trying to justify this sort of behaviour towards foreigners in Singapore, fine. It is just my opinion that some of the responses was out of line, stemming from a fairly simple question. Yes, she did respond – are you saying what she said is completely wrong? Singapores economy and infrastructure has grown strength to strength of which coincided with the governments policy of welcoming foreigners. This are not just high flyer foreigners, there are plenty of blangah , Msian, china people who do plenty of the low end work which most of us are not wanting to do. Without foreigners, it IS true Singapore won’t be a rich and successful country like it is now. This is the reality so why create such an unhealthy segregation between locals and foreigners?

      • A Sad Singaporean said

        Chan: there are so many people responding to your post all saying the same thing – you missed the point completely.

    • A said

      Are you kidding? You must be really stupid asking them ” stupid questions ” when you were there. You spineless ass.

    • Submitter69 said

      You missed the point,Chan ! The issue is not about true or untrue ! It’s about being diplomatic. How would the Aussies feel if a foreigner living there were to tell them that the Aborigines are the ugliest and most useless natives he has ever come across.

  44. Genghis khan said

    Doreen, u r welcome to our country be a legal prostitute , blonde like u love to blow Asian job fetch a damn good price !our government will appreciate if u could apply for a yellow pass as they need to test u for aids positive :)

  45. Dr.Arsch said

    Go back home dumb racist Aussie trash. These convict lowlifes are in a habit of thinking the world of themselves, without realizing the rest of the world looks at Australia as a third world ang moh country. What the hell are u yapping about bitch, claiming to have talents we Singaporeans don’t have lmao! You can’t set your own country straight, you convict types don’t have the money to fix your decaying infrastructure and your cities are packed with ghettos, crime and drugs, Yet you have the audacity to challenge people from an obviously superior nation while staying in our country, living off what we are providing you while enjoying our hospitality. If this was your own country, you’d be beaten like a rabid dog. And guess what, even in Australia, it’s all Asian money that’s rolling over there. Most of us here are well traveled and we know your ang moh types are nothing more than drunk, lazy potheads who do nothing more than turn out racist slogans against your betters.

    Get the fuck out and take your trashy talents with you. You can be replaced easily and don’t for a moment assume that your presence here is doing us a favor.

    Dumb white trash!

  46. Dr.Arsch said

    To Mod :

    Any way of knowing which company she is working for? I think we should stand together and lodge a complaint. This kind of attitude is something we don’t need here in our country.

  47. EurasianBeauty said

    We sure don’t need more “Fuel to the Flames” as Life is Stressful Enough :-()

  48. EurasianBeauty said

    We sure don’t need you to add more “Fuel to the Flames” dear “Talented One” as Life is Stressful enough in the World these days with rising tensions, tempers flare and arrogance displayed. :-()

  49. Santos said

    locals here are too envy on FT because their own country dons’t see any shine from them… because most of you is rather like to complain instead of working… in 8 hours of work you can hear them most of the time even on break time they also complain.

  50. Hrv said

    It is a shame how our people treat expats like this. She is simply just asking a question, and her statement is actually in response to a statement by dimwits like you. Let’s go back to reality and set the racism aside. Ft/Expats or whatever you call them are here to stay, take them away and Singapore will go down. Stop dreaming about dreamland, this is the reality.

    • Submitter69 said

      We are not against real talent,but pissed off at arrogant,tactless bitches who thinks a world of herself.!

    • A said

      Spineless, look at the big picture. ‘Singapore will go down’? you dream on. And don’t masquerade as a Singaporean. You are not fit to be one!

  51. kaypoh said

    Probably freelance in Geylang too….

  52. Yayrhah said

    well said Doreen Everitt, during national day, PM Lee should lead the way to thank you for your great service to Singapore and kiss your ass!

  53. ben said

    sigh.. to think that someone of her age has the maturity to comment wisely. i’m pretty sure we can easily, at the blink of an eye, find others to replace her if she leaves, whatever skills she might possess. no FT is indispensable!

  54. Agnes said

    hrv-we r not wrong in the way we answer her. She has no respect for us so we do not respect her either. We are paying her, putting $ into her pocket whether or not another s’porean has skill or not.
    And these remarks r for her n not all expats. I have worked for and with expats for so long, we had good relationships. Singapore will not go down if they move out, even if we do….don’t forget
    ” there was a time they said we won’t make it but we did”
    We can do it again, take time to build a nation strong n free
    Don’t under- estimate us

    • Julie Ong said

      Agnes, I love it! The fighting spirit.

      This expatriate, Ms Doreen Everitt does stand out for the wrong reasons amongst the community of expatriates in Singapore. So, we should just ignore this silly woman or is it an inadvertent rude/offensive remark? The main point about this whole saga is that she is free to choose. If Ms Everitt is so disdainful and unhappy with Singaporeans she can opt to go back to Australia. No, I am not suggesting she leaves. Simply stating what may be best for her as it seems that she’s not happy. We welcome all people.

      So, Ms Doreen Everitt, I wish you’ll continue your work in Singapore. Learn our quirky ways too, eg. speak Singlish! You’ll only find it in Unique Sinapore! Do have a nice laugh too.

  55. Marcelo said

    begone white trash!

  56. Jeremy said

    @Doreen, you one of the kind of expatriate who is rude and arrogant, I knew many expatriate here they are none like you. Hush Hush !!! I don’t think you know what is know the word “Netiquette”. If you speak as if you worth a million, then why in your own country you are not employed and work in your own country? Unless you despise your own country? You have insulted us (Singaporeans) and you are a disgrace to your own kind, you owe us an apology !

  57. kumantong said

    after saying all these I duno how she can still continue to stay in spore.. imagine how people will look at her or treat her differntly from today onwards….. tsk tsk… If I were u Doreen, i go back Aust to retire.. looking at ur pic, u look like in ur 60s. Its time to retire. Spore not a place for u.. pace too fast and u look too old to catch up. Dont stay in a place where u r not happy and always complaining. tat might lead to depression. Aust is a better place than Spore. U dun have to work to get a salary from your Govt. Over here, u need to be hardworking… Tink abt it Doreen…

  58. nocando said

    why a poor and lonely country pay its gov millions?

  59. Dr.Arsch said

    These expats gotta remember one thing. Just as much as they claim we need their ‘expertise’ and investments, they need us just as much. Not many places in Asia or even the world offer the kind of security we do, complete with low taxes and relative ease of doing business. This whole bullshit of “if we pull our money out…” will never happen, especially since the top dogs do know that our country has the capacity to generate alot more profits for them than many other places they would have tried doing business in. Low level expat employees should learn to shut the fuck up and stop acting like they know it all.

    And those fucking Australians better remember one thing too. Without Asian money, your oversized, underpopulated island would ALSO be a forgotten backwater. Alot of your income is being generated by Asians, not by your convict-descendants. Education and international students boost the economy over there, your country earning loads from Asian money. If WE pulled out, you’d be stuck at where you were in the 60′s, forgotten and an isolated backwater. Yes, nobody gave a shit to your existence when u were having your “White Australia” policy. Yes, a little reading won’t hurt or is that too difficult for you convicts?

    Keep your white-man bullshit within your dump of a nation and don’t try it on us. It’s Singapore mate, two Whites don’t make a Wong, so STFU and keep your heads down when u r here, else fuck off.

  60. Rational said

    Doreen, the parade location is constrained and cannot accommodate too many people. Security is the utmost concern and therefore cannot be opened to everyone who want to watch the parade. I am 64 & have never been to one, so how can you be annoyed at not being able to enjoy the atmosphere ? If you have asked for a preview ticket it would have been much easier to get one as it is spread thru a few weeks .
    I am very disappointed that a professional like you would think that Singapore would fall if every FT pull out . The British did just that and we are still here and much stronger ! No one is indispensable , even without LKY we are still doing very well. Think before you making stupid statement !

    • raymond said

      You mean despite LKY, Singapore managed quite well and now despite a spineless PM, Singapore is still surviving.
      Doreen ought to take note of this. LOL

  61. Singaporean n proud said

    Doreen is the descendants of convicts. How smart can she be? I mean how stupid can she be? Doreen is given opportunity to work and benefit from the security and low-tax paid in Singapore but instead of being grateful, she shows disrespect with her trashy and tosh behaviour. Doreen you good-for-nothing stupid trash, go home to Australia. Go work in mining, education, construction? Not wanted? I am sure Doreen can do very well in farming in Australia, it need very little brains.

  62. Singaporean n proud said

    Doreen tosh and turd GO HOME to where you belong.

  63. Native said

    @ You Cant Handle The Truth
    Couldnt agree with your statement of ” Our ancestors did not ill-treat the natives and exploit their resources” The Truth is, since the Papies came into power, the Natives are being DISCRIMINATES, MANUPULATES and MARGINALISED to this very day. As for the Pledge and racial harmony is just a B IG WAYANG!!!

    • Submitter69 said

      Well,the so called natives here are better treated than those in many countries via subsidies etc. Minorities in our neighbouring country are not as lucky.

  64. s said

    To Native , I have not come across a more stupid so called Singaporean who thinks that there are natives here. You for one is a descendant of foreigners from either China , India , Ceylon , Indonesia or somewhere. Wake up you arsehole, if you are not happy here get the Fuck out of Singapore ! I am not one of the papies but a proud Singaporean regardless of political party. ARSEHOLE NATIVE what have you contributed ? You are definitely a cross bred descendant of a dog and a pig , don’t call Singapore your country, you definitely do not belong here.

  65. P Koh said

    Doreen’s comments are most unwarranted. She is just too proud of herself and think that no Singaporean can match her skills. What total rubbish is that?? Such behaviour is not welcome in our society and it will be best for her to keep her comments to herself as she will be doing injustice to other expartriates in Singapore. No brains.

  66. Fuck NATIVE said

    Native , who are the natives in Singapore ? Moron like you who is offspring of crossbreed pig & dog is the only native and truly so because instead of uniting as one against foreign insult you join them. Fuck you and your pig and dog ancestors and descendants.

  67. Zam said

    Well said Doreen.

  68. ANDRE said

    What do you expect? Australians are known to be racist bastards towards Asians.. So screw them for sure!

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