Listen up….those who wanna make a difference! I believe I am one of them.
I am sharing a recent incident that a known family experienced during their recent visit to Singapore between the 11th and 16th of April 2019.
It is been observed and sadly to say, experienced that people(judged by country of origin or ethnicity or race) are treated indifferently at many places in Singapore, especially at touristy spots; be it train stations or zoo ticket counter.
While this family lined up at Orchard Road train station, a lady in a scarf(name not visible) greeted people ahead of them with a smile that seemed nice until their turn came; when the lady suddenly turned cold, in a sense showcasing attitude not friendly at all in any means but it did not mean she was loud. Her change in tone and gesture spoke out the indifference that was purely not welcomed.
Apparently, over the next few days of their stay, it came to their attention that the “White Skinned” were the ones were courteously treated. It was a common occurrence observed, and this is been the very attitude to most Asians or the Brown or Dark Skinned……
Truly shocking to hear an incident from one of the most touristy places. Why?
(1) Not expected and a “supposed to be” behavior
(2) Despite the fact I never visited Singapore…..I have been to other Asian countries ….where not even at once during my stint of more than 15 days I had a bad experience like this. The people were very warm unlike in Singapore.
(3) Unexpected attitude from Singapore who set an example to be one of best countries…….But is it really? I wonder now……What kind of memory will a visitor take away……??? Truly shameful and hurting.
So, to this lady out and others who have the same attitude…..CHANGE.
To the local authorities and the government…… PLEASE TRAIN/TEACH THEM
……..With a hope someone carries my message………
Singapore…..Hear Me Out!!!!!!!