Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Over the weekend the Straits Times explained clearly how spoilt Singaporeans are. They are so spoilt they complain that their world class MRT and buses are too crowded. I've long suspected that our world class transport system is among the best, as long as you're not pregnant or overweight, you should have no problem breathing during the rush hour squeeze. Also in the Sunday Times is a Finnish PR who says he prefers to stay in Singapore rather than Finland because... although education is free and considered the best in the world, medical care is also free and speech is also free, he likes the hot weather in Singapore and the our low taxes. Wow Singaporeans are so lucky that life in Singapore is better than in Finland....we should really go to Finland to recruit more foreign talents, I'm sure there are thousands from Finland who are dying to emigrate to Singapore and leave the miserable lives they are leading in Finland. Coincidentally, the Finnish person is a futures trader and Singapore has no capital gains tax...he also has a colorful past which is being actively discussed on Internet forums.
Singaporeans are so spoilt, the poorer ones are given bursary when get to NUS. In order to make sure that they are not too spoilt, a strict criteria has to applied to Singaporeans applying for bursary and 40% of the bursary is now given to foreigners. I met a taxi driver who has one daughter (he has 3 kids) in NUS. She applied but failed to get the NUS bursary and has to take a bank loan to pay for her fees and gave tuition on weekends to make ends meet.
Since Singaporeans are so rich, scholarships and busaries are now given to foreign students to help them. See how generous our elite leaders are set aside so much money for bursaries that there is excess to give to foreign students. You can see how much they care for poor Singaporeans.
To make sure that Singaporeans are not spoilt, strict criteria also exist for ComCare and Workfare.
Singaporeans should stop bemoaning the govt and get on with the challenges. You should be appreciative of our govt's efforts to help you although strict criteria has to be applied so to make sure that you're not spoilt. Singaporeans are already pampered by the high level of efficiency of our govt. You have food to eat, water to drink, TV to watch, MRT/bus to ride, HDB flats to stay in what more can you possibly want? The govt is so efficient that Singapore Power's profits are growing - we can expect it to be listed on SGX soon. The MRT just announced increased profits and we can expect its earnings to rise because of the fare increase. Singaporeans are so lucky to have an efficient govt we are the envy of the world, even Finland cannot match us in terms of govt efficiency.
Posting Time 10:51 PM
Posted by Lucky Tan