Posts Tagged ‘xenophobia’

Talking xenophobia

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at #spuddings.

Andrew Loh recently wrote a blog post entitled ‘Screaming “xenophobia”‘, where he refers to “some” who have accused his friend Gilbert Goh – and the protests he’s organised/organising – for being xenophobic.

He didn’t mention any names or engage me on (Read more...)

Who are we and what are we fighting? Thoughts on a ‘Singaporean identity’.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at #spuddings.

I kept track of the protest in Hong Lim Park the best I could, devouring updates from Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp chat messages. I had mixed feelings about the event, but was still interested because it was different from many of the other protests I’ve witnessed at Speakers’ Corner.

So many peop (Read more...)

Thoughts from a foreigner.

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at #spuddings.

Back home discussion of the local/foreigner dichotomy has raged for weeks, months, years. As the city gets increasingly crowded and prices continue to rise, the frustration and anger over the high number of immigrants in Singapore is creeping towards boiling point. New media platforms are turning in (Read more...)

Fellow Singaporeans, we can be better than that.

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at funny little world.

Sometimes my fellow Singaporeans fill me with despair and anger. Sometimes I feel like my faith in this country is misplaced, and that I should probably not bother so much. When there are people like these, how can we ever hope to become better?

Yesterday, underground scaffolding at the construction (Read more...)

There’s no time where xenophobia is acceptable. At all.

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at funny little world.

Online/Offline, an initiative by a group of Singaporean bloggers, is an online video show (podcast?) where members of the online community come together to discuss issues that are relevant to Singapore at the moment. The first episode was about xenophobia in Singapore.

Stuck in this resort in Cavite (Read more...)

People are angry about control? It’s okay, we’ll solve it with EVEN MORE CONTROL!

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

This post is a reprint of a post by Kirsten Han that originally appeared at funny little world.

We may not often think of it, but there’s a very thin line between ‘govern’ and ‘control’. Every five years we gather to elect a government whose job is to govern – come up with policies, pass laws, set the general direction of the country. They, as our representatives, (Read more...)