Lax immigration policies have destroyed the unique culture of Singapore
Posted by temasektimes on May 26, 2012
I really love it when pro-immigration types chime in and display their shallow understanding of the situation by saying, ‘Weren’t we all foreigners two or three decades ago?’
The issue is the lax immigration policies and the attitudes they bring in which threatens to destroy the culture unique to Singapore.
In the evening rush hour I have found myself wondering whether I am really in Singapore or I am in some other country. This wasn’t the case more than ten years ago. Many locals I talk to share similar sentiments.
The taxi driver who was killed in the accident embodied the typical struggling Singaporean working to make ends meet, and his family’s life got a lot harder as a result of a flashy rich millionaire’s utter disregard for the law of this land.
The tragic accident brought to the surface many issues that have arisen with increased immigration: increased income gap between rich and poor, the stereotypical arrogant China national and foreigner’s blatant disregard for local cultures, customs and laws, among others.
*The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook