Why aren’t things the way they used to be back home in Singapore?
July 24, 2012
How did we get here? Hey take your pick of any theories lah floating around in the internet. An obvious one is unmitigated immigration. For the past decade we had a lot of that. Or at least the trains did. It felt like an unlimited supply huh? Now we have reached the limit and we are not even afraid to say, dowan. But what is really happening to us? Why aren’t things, the way they used to be anymore?
Why is it Singapore these days seems to be a divided country – a country that I am not even sure anymore whether the sum of what can continue to unite us can always remain stronger than the push and pulls that threatens to divide us.
These days even talk is cheap. Mini Lee says no one will be left behind, but judging COE’s have been skyrocketing to renewed heights – its hard to be inspired by empty words that seem to magnify our belief that things are just getting tougher and tougher in Singapore. The immediate landscape looks rocky for most people, and, beyond it, the going looks as clear as mud. Cut throat competition for professional jobs, wage freezes, inflation that is so real, that you can even see your money getting smaller and smaller – disillusionment with the establishment and the political class; little wonder – why aren’t things, the way they used to be anymore?