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here is my take as a Singapore PR from a western country.

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  1. makapaaa

    makapaaa Alfrescian (Inf)

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    <TABLE id=msgUN border=0 cellSpacing=3 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD id=msgUNsubj vAlign=top>[​IMG] Coffeeshop Chit Chat - What the expatrait say.</TD><TD id=msgunetc noWrap align=right> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=msgtable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="96%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=msg vAlign=top><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"><TBODY><TR class=msghead><TD class=msgbfr1 width="1%"> </TD><TD><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR class=msghead vAlign=top><TD class=msgF width="1%" noWrap align=right>From: </TD><TD class=msgFname width="68%" noWrap>LauZoeTay <NOBR></NOBR> </TD><TD class=msgDate width="30%" noWrap align=right>12:02 am </TD></TR><TR class=msghead><TD class=msgT height=20 width="1%" noWrap align=right>To: </TD><TD class=msgTname width="68%" noWrap>ALL <NOBR></NOBR></TD><TD class=msgNum noWrap align=right> (1 of 10) </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD class=msgleft rowSpan=4 width="1%"> </TD><TD class=wintiny noWrap align=right>38604.1 </TD></TR><TR><TD height=8></TD></TR><TR><TD class=msgtxt>http://www.expatsingapore.com/forum/index.php?topic=64363.15
    Yes, here is my take as a Singapore PR from a western country.

    If they made Singapore citizenship more attractive , i.e allow dual citizenship, I would take it up.

    If they force me to give up my existing citizenship, I would simply leave and go off to one of the many other countries of the world that welcome English speaking highly paid professionals.

    Why wouldnt I give up my existing citizenship? Well most importantly there are the emotional reasons of loyalty to my country and my ancestors who fought for it.

    And there are of course the pragmatic reasons. The piece of paper called a western passport is not just a travel document that opens doors around the world but is also a medical insurance policy, giving me free health care in my homeland if I choose to take it, a social welfare card giving me access to varous social welfare benefits, a pension plan for when I am old, and an education subsidy for my children giving them the right to study in Universities back home (and in our friendly neighbour) at a highly subsidised rate.

    If Singapore Inc thinks that any rational human being would give all that up for a Singapore passport, they need to tweak their grip on reality very fast.





    ___________WHEN SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT DONT PROVIDE ALL THESE TO OUR OWN CITIZENS, AND THEIR COUNTRIES ARE, WOULD THESE PEOPLE GIVE UP THEIR CITIZENSHIP JUST TO TAKE UP THE SINGAPORE CITIZENSHIP ?????[/SIZE]
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  2. khunking

    khunking Alfrescian Old Timer

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    This is the ultimate taunt.
     
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    johnny333 Alfrescian (Inf)

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    To relate the experiences of my friends & relatives who have emigrated. whenever they return to Spore on holiday & other Sporeans find out they have exchanged their passports, they are held in great admiration for having escaped Spore :eek:
     
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    besotted Alfrescian Old Timer

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    shud go back to the west lah, talk so much for what
     
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    ho_seh_liow Alfrescian Old Timer

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    A western passport holder working out of your country also gives you the "privildege" of avoiding the high income taxes( ~ 50%) in your own country
    Am I right to say this?
     
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    xebay11 Alfrescian Old Timer

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    PR=Permanent Robbers=Please Return
     
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    Ash007 Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Oh, thanks for the info, when I go back to Singapore, I'll mentioned that to my friends and relatives then. :)
     
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    eErotica69 Alfrescian (InfP) Old Timer

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    So this ang moh enjoying best of both world? Low taxes in Singapore and all the benefits when he retire back home?

    :mad:
     
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    wahlaneh Alfrescian Old Timer

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    wahlaneh...
    thats another reason for hating foreigners.
    if not happy here balek kampong lah!
     
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    kingrant Alfrescian Old Timer

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    The fucking PAP can tell citizens if they don't like it here, they can leave. But they have got no balls to tell birds of passage and transients off to stay or quit.
     
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    Char_Azn Alfrescian (Inf)

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    From that same link from Makapaa's post
     
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    Believe me many Sporeans are now more open to leaving :eek:

    Maybe some friends/relatives will be take a "sour grapes"n attitude, but the close ones will probably share their future plans of emigrating also :)
     
  13. Ash007

    Ash007 Alfrescian Old Timer

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    I have many friends and colleagued that asked me about immigration after I came here. Surprisingly, even the nay sayers are asking me the same thing. So no worries there.
     

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