The Online Citizen reported this case of a Chinese worker being issued a receipt with vulgar language. [Link]. I have another story.
A few weeks ago, I went to Sim Lim to look for an electronic component. I went one of those small stalls to admire the China made MP3 players - they seem to be getting cheaper and they throw in plenty of features like video playback, touchscreen and Ninetendo game emulator. The stall was manned by an Indian national who was quite quiet and not much of a salesperson. A young man in his late teens with his mother came by and wanted a replacement for his MP3 player which had a cracked glass surface. The Indian feller told him quite nicely that this type of physical damage was not covered by the warranty. The young man instantly became angry and started shouting ...a string of vulgar, racist, hateful phrases and words. He said that people from India were all dishonest crooks and so on. His mother did nothing to restrain him. The Indian guy, in shock, didn't know what to do. I told the young man that the Indian guy was probably following instructions and told him to look for the boss. The boss turned out to be a Chinese lady(PRC) who was quite skillful at handling the young man. Later, the Indian guy told he that he can't understand what he had done to provoke such a reaction from the young man.
I'm not against having foreigners working in Singapore. I take issue with the large numbers and the impact the large number has on my fellow Singaporeans. I do not have anything against the individuals who take the opportunity to come here to seek a better life for themselves. Once they are here they should be treated well, protected by labor laws and their rights should be respect. There is growing dislike for foreigners in Singapore caused by the perception that they are here to take away jobs from Singaporeans. This dislike is turning to hatred among a small segment of Singaporeans. This hatred is misdirected - these foreigners are no different from us, they are here because wages are higher here and many Singaporeans go overseas to work because the pay is better. What is different is other govts have better policies in place when it comes to foreign labor.