Dr Yang Mu clarifies: I don’t own a HDB flat
Posted by temasektimes on July 31, 2012
May I refer to your comment on the website on 29 July 2012: PRC new citizen: I don’t feel like Singaporean and will return to China when I retire
Kindly refer to my letter to the New York Times which is attached.
I would like to add that I do not own a HDB flat. In fact I rent an old two bedroom HDB flat, with a monthly rental of $2,200/=
The reason is why I wish to retire in China is simple. My wife is in China . I happen to know of a number of locally born Singaporean friends who wish to retire outside Singapore .
Dr. Yang Mu
To the New York Times:
Dear Mr Andrew Jacobs and Ms Sim Chin Yin:
May I refer to your article: In Singapore, Vitriol against Chinese Newcomers, which appears on New York Times on July 27, 2012? Please allow me to clarify two points.
- The main purpose of three of us in the interview is to introduce “Loving and Giving Society” in Singapore to your newspaper readers. I am a founding member and a current committee member of the Society. One of its main activities is to assist newcomers from Mainland China adjust to life in Singapore.
- In between describing the activities of the Society, I reflected on the differences between Singaporeans and the Chinese Mainlanders. The latter grow up in a society where they rely on friends and relatives in solving all kinds of problems. They therefore spend a lot of time socializing with their friends and relatives. On the other hand, Singaporeans grow up in a society with very strong rule of law. They tend to go to the relevant authorities to deal with their problems. Without being aware of this, the Mainland newcomers mistakenly think that Singaporeans are aloof and tend not to socialize.
Dr YANG Mu