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I've been away for a while, because I've been travelling back to
Singapore, where I live. The place sucks and I hate it. Below are a
few reasons why.
|1||Beneath the Massacre|
Mechanics of Dysfunction
Everything is too expensive. If you want to buy, for example, a drum set,
you'll be shelling out about S$2,000 (almost $1,500 in the U.S.) for
something that would have cost about $600 or $700 in America.
Even though English is an official language, nobody can speak it properly.
As a result, nobody can ever understand anyone.
A Predator's Portrait
Nobody can drive in Singapore. Drivers never have any idea what the hell's
going on, so getting around is impossible. So if you don't want to stand in
overcrowded trains, you have to get in a taxi, where you encounter both of
the first two problems.
Of Love and Lunacy
All anyone wants over here is to be better than everyone else. In other
places people will at least pretend that they don't feel superior to others,
but in Singapore they will clearly indicate, by their mannerisms, that you are
This problem is on my street in particular. People will stand around in large
groups right in the middle of the sidewalk, smoking cigarettes. I would just
walk in the street, but nobody ever stops for pedestrians here, so I'm
either dealing with these people or getting run over. They do it JUST TO
ANNOY ME, I swear to God.
|Also I forgot to mention the gum thing, but you guys probably knew about that one.|
|A friend is working here in Germany as well as Singapore every other month or two. She never outlined the life in Singapore that drastic and negative... though the traffic thing alone would piss me off as hell. I love to drive and people driving like headless chickens is just... UGH!|
|Sounds s**tty, God Bless the Western World.|
|so you live in Singapore, but you cant be fucked to learn one of the other 3 official languages and complain about the colloquial differences in their english? lol|
|@FadeToBlack: I also lived in Austria for a while, and I easily integrated into that culture. I learned to speak German and could get along very well with the people. I tried to do something similar here, but I just couldn't identify. I have attempted to learn some Chinese, but that didn't work out so well.|
|singapore rules dude, you're crazy. i love the way they speak english. conversing with taxi drivers is pure entertainment. the trains are excellent (two stops from where i used to live to orchard) and clean and not overcrowded (if you've ever lived/been to london you'll know dirty and crowded trains). idk, i love singapore, it sucked to move away. the only real downside is the fact clarke quay sucks so clubbing got boring, but the bars and hawker centres more than make up for it. |
|Singapore > You|
|yeah singapore sucks dick. most boring country in the world|