Why can’t Singapore return to the good old days?
Posted by temasektimes on July 12, 2012
We Singaporeans must bring change in 2016! It is our last chance guys, our last hope. If we do not make any kind of effort to bring about change not only do we suffer, but our future generation as well. We must believe in hope and change to our people. That when Singaporeans wake up the next day, they know the future is bright and they have a chance to live the Singaporean dream.
Singapore is such a small country and i don’t see how bringing in more FT’s will justify the need for more FT’s and more foreigners on our soil. Competition? Economic boom? They, the govt are obviously not sitting in our chairs and not going through our daily lives understanding what we as Singaporeans have lost so much and compromised and sacrificed so much for not just them, but for our country and at the end of the day we have to deal with such matters. We still have to work hard and put food on the table and they still can’t see the errors of their ways. Why?
Why can’t Singapore just be Singapore just like the good old days back then when we had no problems, no red tape, no long chain of bureaucracy and no nonsence from back then? Why?
Adapting them? Cultural integration? But from the reports i see, this has only made things worst, Singaporeans are now a dying species and we face our jobs being taken away, our opportunities taken away and i am sad for my people and my country that this is what they feel is called “adapting”. In addition, i find that Singaporeans are kow-towing (bowing) to the wishes of these new FT’s and Foreigners. They don’t follow our rules or our cultural standards, they just do what they feel like it. Did they forget they are in Singapore? Singapore does not revolve around them. Everyone revolves around Singapore and plays a part in the bigger picture.
How about us Singaporeans? how about those of us born here? We need to adapt to them to, but its not 1 at a time. Its thousands at a time. I pray everyday that we as Singaporeans will have a home to come back too and that when i come back to Singapore, there will be a Singapore left and that i can still feel the Singapore spirit in the people.
Just because a bunch of people change their passports and convert their cards into pink IC’s does not mean they know what Singapore is nor do they know the daily struggles in our lives of what we have to go through or went through in history.
Singaporeans have a RIGHT to feel threatened and uncomfortable that the influx of foreigners that makes every Singaporean uneasy, other countries would as well no matter how big or how small they are. Look at Hong Kong. Why can’t Singaporeans feel uncomfortable with this situation? This is our home, our land, our people and many of us have lost brothers and sisters in this land. We gave our sweat, blood and some even our entire lives for Singapore and the very least we can do is to bring Singapore back to its feet and to give Singaporeans hope for change for the better and that tomorrow will be a bright future for Singaporeans.
I love my country and my people too much to see it treated with no lack of compassion or any kind of judgement to Singaporeans and how Singaporeans would feel about this. Were the people ever consulted to this change in policies? Was any kind of consensus taken or approved by the people of our country? None. We are also human beings, we have feelings and I am absolutely sure that we as Singaporeans are acting naturally as how any other country’s citizens would as well towards the matter of mass influx of foreigners.
My dear Singaporeans, life may be hard right now and it may get harder, but that is what we must face and overcome. We as Singaporeans have to continue to stand strong and stand firm together for unity and change. Change must come! 2016! BELIEVE IN CHANGE! Do not let history repeat itself again. Do it not for yourself, do it not for just a few people. But do it for Singapore and for your our Singaporeans!!
We are being fair to feel uncomfortable, otherwise we are like drones and not being human. Being human is what makes our lives unique and different!
*The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook