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Departing PRC ‘FT’s last words for Singapore: You make me complete!

Posted by temasektimes on August 31, 2012

An increasing number of PRC nationals have flocked to Singapore to live, work and study in recent years, but how many of them actually settle down in Singapore for good?

Though official figures are lacking, it does appear that there is a significant number of PRC nationals who leave Singapore after studying or working for a number of years here.

One PRC ‘FT’ has decided to leave Singapore for good after spending his the best years of his youth here.

In a comment posted on his Facebook, he thanked Singapore for giving him the courage and confident to enrich himself and to start life completely afresh:

“I love you Singapore, you made me complete!”

In an interview with National Geographic magazine in 2009, Singapore’s Supreme Leader Lee Kuan Yew quipped that it is a ‘good thing’ that Singapore is welcoming so many Chinese immigrants from China as they are ‘harder-driving’ and ‘harder-striving’ than local.

He will be bitterly disappointed that one of his favorite foreign ‘pets’ has decided not to take up Singapore citizenship in his ‘paradise’.

20 Responses to “Departing PRC ‘FT’s last words for Singapore: You make me complete!”

  1. studentinsg said

    At least this is a grateful PRC, much better than the ones whom think they are doing us service by taking our scholarships.

    • Bai Hu said

      Yes, agree with u.

    • welovesingapore said

      Totally agree. The ultimate source of funding comes from taxpayer. Why deprive our citizen children of scholarship and give to foreign student? Even before any tax is raise, please justify to the tax payer. Scholarship funds should be given to oversea students who are talented and want to make Singapore their home. Else return the fund if they leave the country and give to another student who will contribute to Singapore’s well being. If this condition is not met, please do not waste taxpayer’s money and deprive our citizen children scholarship opportunity.

      • Holy Uncle said

        What do you mean “deprive” ? I dont think our citizen children surely born talents for scholarship.Those FT choose to leave Singapore certainly with good reasons, dont they ? If they choose to leave because they believe in having better future in China or elsewhere other than Singapore, why hold LKY accountable ?

      • welovesingapore said

        HU is looking down on our local talent. Show me that the 2nd runner up for the local scholarship do not deserve a scholarship than FT applying for one. Since you do not understand the word deprive, check the dictionary. Did my text hold anyone accountable. LKY not in charge of scholarship and IRAS. The reason for leaving Singapore to go China,usa,europe is so good than why come in the first place. You want to ask question send to the Reach so that they can reply you better. Hope that HU children/grandchildren can get scholarship and donate to FT applicant than I would say you are HOLY.

  2. rongY said

    lky the hard true of all the zhong kwo nationals is they f… u left right and centre, thats their capability. they come here to make a sucker of singapore at the expences of singapore citizens and your son do not dare to go against you to correct the situations.

  3. Liang Ng said

    Who are you? Male or female?

  4. NaBey said

    Ya, than s sgovt for bringing in PRC woman. Now i am complete too! I have 1 wife 1 girlfriend. Song song kao jurong. Thank u.

  5. Naivety said

    Normally, talented PRC student will come to Sinkapor to obtain subsidies, awards, scholarship & get PR status to study in our universities here & thereafter upon graduation will work for 1 to 2 years if bonded before leaving for another country as they don’t like our work culture & way of life here…too hectic & mechanized for them

  6. Steve Lee said

    @Studentinsg. Agreed. If people from all over the world choose to come to Singapore to further their education, if they pay to study here as full fee paying students, then the Singapore economy would only gain from their time spent here and we should welcome them. Many countries like Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom tap the foreign student market and earn considerable income from them. We should ensure however that scholarships, paid for by taxes levied on Singapore citizens are reserved for Singapore students. A governments first duty is always towards the citizens who they represent.

  7. spotlessleopard said

    Every minute a fool is born….and in this case singapore Political Leaders are the fools…

  8. I love SG said

    As I know, most of the PRC scholars appreciate what S’pore and the govt have done to them, although some of them choose to leave S’pore after a few years of studying. Also, I think it’s unrealistic to expect every PRC or other countries’ scholar to settle down in S’pore. The ‘foreign-talent’ policy should be considered as a success to some extent since there are a group of scholars who truly love S’pore and even hope to be part of this nation.

  9. Cool said

    下次见,新加坡欢迎你回来。

  10. i say what i think only said

    thanks, u did your part, we show our appreciation.

  11. Singapuraboi said

    Our national marketing is weak. Many FTs feel they have been hoodwinked to come to Singapore. The US has marketed themselves as a superior power with all the exciting icing in the top which they can deliver. American culture is everywhere and is synonymous w modern living. No wonder everyone wants to go there. Besides Joan Chen, Zhang ziyi and gong Li r good ambassadors for America thru hollywood

  12. theknower said

    why do you people want to generalize. Every race has its bad hats and good ones. Nobody wants to be bad but circumstances force them.
    Do not generalize! I myself have been guilty of this in the past but these i try to look at people as individuals and let me tell you its a heck of less stressful. Alway smile and think positive and somehow the guy/gal on the other side can connect with the vibes.
    Never condemn any group!

    • theknower said

      rewrite to correct my english errors:

      Why do you people want to generalize. Every race has its bad hats and good ones. Nobody wants to be bad but circumstances force them.
      Do not generalize! I myself have been guilty of this in the past but these days i try to look at people as individuals and let me tell you its a heck of a less stressful. Always smile and think positive and somehow the guy/gal on the other side can connect with the vibes.
      Never condemn any group!

  13. jf said

    I like and know many PRC women. We still keep in touch when they leave Singapore. No need to be angry or felt abandoned when they left. They will recommend more PRC to come. Or I can go to them in PRC or the North Pole if they want. “Jai Jian” means “meet again” not “sayonara!”
    The writer ends with “See you again.” That is the whole idea of having programs so that Singaporean and China citizens could interface all the time, 24/7 around the world. Singapore would be in their thoughts – 3rd, 4th or 5th not important.

  14. piss Sgprean said

    hahah.. they will recommend more to take scholarship and say by bye.

  15. train Singaporeans and not "fighting" with Singaporeans said

    train Singaporeans and not fighting with Singaporeans

    We need top trainer to train Singaporeans, and not False Talent to come and compete with us, to get medal for Singapore is for name, and no “real contribution”. Can you ask the Olympic medal holder to train our Singaporeans to win the medal?

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