Singapore 21st Century Challenges

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Singapore: 21st century fantasy or nightmare?:

Singapore: 21 st century fantasy or nightmare?

Little Red Dot:

Little Red Dot "I have tried to explain that we are different. We are a city. We are not a country. The picture changes radically if we instead think of Singapore as a city." - K. Shanmugam, Minister of Law (The Straits Times, 30 Oct 09)

A Familiar sight of singapore….:

A Familiar sight of singapore ….

GDP:

GDP GDP Per Capita (Nominal) GDP Per Capita (Purchasing Power Parity)

3rd Densest State Entity in the World:

3 rd Densest State Entity in the World

Low Population Fertility Rate:

Low Population Fertility Rate

Government’s Solution? = Immigration:

Government’s Solution? = Immigration 2 types of immigration = (1) Cheap Foreign Labour + (2) Foreign “Talent”

Population of Singapore:

Population of Singapore

Social - Integration Problems = Language:

Social - Integration Problems = Language

Social - Integration Problems = Enclaves:

Social - Integration Problems = Enclaves

Economic – Depressed Wages in Singapore:

Economic – Depressed Wages in Singapore

Economic - Inequality in Singapore:

Economic - Inequality in Singapore Thailand: 0.42 Cambodia: 0.417 Indonesia: 0.343 Vietnam: 0.344 Korea: 0.316 Japan: 0.249

Psychological – Relentless competition:

Psychological – Relentless competition

Psychological - elitism:

Psychological - elitism “….. …… i am inclined - too much, perhaps - to dismiss such people as crackpots. stupid crackpots . the sadder class. too often singaporeans - both the neighborhood poor and the red-taloned socialites - kid themselves into believing that our society, like most others, is compartmentalized by breeding. ridiculous. we are a tyranny of the capable and the clever, and the only other class is the complement… . ….. if you're not good enough, life will kick you in the balls. that's just how things go . there's no point in lambasting the government for making our society one that is, i quote, "far too survival of fittest". it's the same everywhere. yes discrimination exists, and it is sad, but most of the time if people would prefer hiring other people over you, it's because they're better. it's so sad when people like old derek lament the kind of world that singapore will be if we make it so uncertain. go be friggin communist, if uncertainty of success offends you so much - you will certainly be poor and miserable. unless you are an arm-twisting commie bully, which, given your whiny middle-class undereducated penchant, i doubt. then again, it's easy for me to say. my future isn't certain but i guess right now it's a lot brighter than most people's. derek will read this and brand me as an 18-year old elite, one of the sinners who will inherit the country and run his stock to the gutter. go ahead . the world is about winners and losers . it's only sad when people who could be winners are marginalised and oppressed. is dear derek starving? has dear derek been denied an education? has dear derek been forced into child prostitution? has dear derek had his clan massacred by the government? i should think not. dear derek is one of many wretched, undermotivated, overassuming leeches in our country, and in this world . one of those who would prefer to be unemployed and wax lyrical about how his myriad talents are being abandoned for the foreigner's, instead of earning a decent, stable living as a sales assistant. it's not even about being a road sweeper. these shitbags don't want anything without "manager" and a name card. please, get out of my elite uncaring face .

National identity - What does it mean to be a singaporean?:

National identity - What does it mean to be a singaporean ?

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