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December 22, 2012

A Singaporean's View On Indians

The owner of the flat that I am staying in is a retired banker and loves to talk. He has a nice array of topics to speak with and that too with conviction. Nice gentleman that he is, whenever he comes home he spends time and enjoys his conversation with us. He is born and brought up in Singapore of Chinese ethnicity.

During one of the conversations he, as a matter of fact, mentioned that Singaporeans (Chinese) are more health conscious, Indians (including Singaporeans of Indian descent) are more conscious about the education that they give to their children and that the Malays (including the Malays from Malaysia) tend to be more religious.

Initially when he made the statement I didn't think much about it. But later on as I thought more about it, I felt what he said was what we Indian really more conscious about. I started feeling proud about it. Remember, his intention was not flatter me or Indians. It was a simple statement of perception from a simple person.

Well that is a Singaporean's view on Indians!


12 comments:

  1. yes that is a general perception and it is very true.
    Proud be an Indian.

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  2. As a parent it's true good education is the only fair chance that I can give my daughter to survive in this world! Glad that even the world recognises that ..

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  3. Hmm is that so Then we should be proud of that..& here in Mumbai we look at Singapore as and ASIAN FINANCIAL HUB...
    Thanks for sharing
    Regards
    Bhavik shah
    www.bhavikkshah.blogspot.in

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  4. Good one...and feeling proud on that...
    Thanks for supporting my blog on indiblogger

    Noopur
    http://apparitionofmine.blogspot.in/

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    1. me too...sure I will and thanks for dropping by.

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  5. I like the idea that we are more careful about education, but I ask myself, how aware we are about the health, in terms of overall well being, which means not just physical health but also psychological and spiritual health? May be we are also good at spiritual health, but about physical and psychological health, how careful we are in terms of health of our children? And our worry about education,m does it stem for developing an overall rounded personality or it comes due to preoccupation with careers and making money and earning respect and envy of neighbours and family?

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    1. Good observations but at the same time the opinion does not mean that we Indians are careless about our health.

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  6. Hi Ravi, I enjoyed reading your cute story.

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