PRC girl living in Singapore despises Singaporeans: ‘Quality’ of its people is too ‘poor’
Posted by temasektimes on March 2, 2012
PRC nationals living in Singapore are ambivalent about the country and its people, based on the responses of PRC netizens in a thread on the Lion City Forum soliciting their views on living in Singapore.
While some netizens are ‘satisfied’ with life in Singapore, others are less impressed with Singaporeans. A PRC girl living in Singapore despises that Singaporeans and expresses open contempt for them:
“The environment is OK, but the ‘quality’ of the ordinary folks is too ‘poor’,” she wrote in a condescending tone.
Another PRC netizen added that there are too many kinds of ‘worms’ in Singapore:
Most of them will never think of settling down in Singapore for good with many simply using Singapore as a ‘jumping board’ to go to greener pastures elsewhere.
One PRC netizen wrote:
“I am here for more than ten years and started work for less than a year. I feel this is a suitable place for young people to study and work to prepare to go to other countries in the future.”
His/her views were shared by many fellow PRC netizens with one declaring that “Singapore is a good jumping board to other countries.”
The recent backlash against NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu for his offensive remarks on there being ‘more dogs than humans in Singapore’ has intensified public scrutiny on the government’s immigration policies.
Large number of mainland Chinese have flocked to Singapore in the last few years in search of a better lives with many of them being given Singapore PR and citizenship.
In an interview with the National Geographic magazine in 2009, former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said it is a ‘good thing’ that Singapore is welcoming so many Chinese immigrants from China as they are ‘harder-driving’ and ‘harder-striving’ than Singaporeans.