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Why is it such typical human stupidity to blame all immigrants for the actions of one? Also, are no native Singaporeans ever killed in traffic accidents with fellow native Singaporeans? If they are (of course they are!) where is the outrage?

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I had been in Singapore less than a day when I got to see an example of road rage from a young punk kid driving a modded car.chew gum or forget to flush but drive like a moron and the penalties seem to be far fewer....

Hopefully this will lead to the cops there having a crackdown?

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There is now a huge undercurrent in Singapore that I hope doesn't get ugly. Firms are flocking there because of the highly trained workforce, and relatively low labour costs. But there is also an influx of both "professionals" and "guest" workers that are having deep effects on the locals. It is incredibly difficult to buy a home now as the prices have risen so much and supply is outstripped by demand and now employment is beginnnig to get harder as some of the foreigners take up permanent residence and begin to take the jobs that locals would have been fighting for. It may not be a crisis yet, but if not handled carefully, it will be. Fingers crossed it works out OK.

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There is now a huge undercurrent in Singapore that I hope doesn't get ugly. Firms are flocking there because of the highly trained workforce, and relatively low labour costs

Also the mafia-friendly banking regulations. It's my understanding that Singapore did not sign onto international rules for more transparency aimed at weakening international crimes and terrorism rings. I have a friend at a French bank their who says finanance is quite a dodgy industry there.

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If you think Singaporeans are fed up with the influx of mainland Chinese, you should hear what the Hongkongers think.

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"anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise"

Woah, this may have been the wrong month for that Facebook cofounder to trade his U.S. passport for a Singaporean one--just to cut his tax bill by a few million dollars. Hope he doesn't show up driving a Ferrari.

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At least the driver died. I hate it when the guilty driver lives and innocent people die.

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Singapore’s population grew from 4.4 million in 2006 to 5.2 million in 2011, largely the result of a higher intake of immigrants as well as guest workers and professionals.

But what was the reason why it grew? Business-friendly policies such as preferential visas and low taxes aimed at encouraging multinational companies to shift their Asian headquarters to Singapore. Lots of firms bailed out of Hong Kong and moved to Singapore as a result.

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If you check out the slides, that Ferrari was going at a high rate of speed through a red light with a "no one can match me" attitude.

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Pukey2 wrote

If you think Singaporeans are fed up with the influx of mainland Chinese, you should hear what the Hongkongers think.

Exact same problem in Vancouver, Canada. HongKongers in Richmond are fed up with the BS because they are being blamed by being grouped into the same lot by those less informed "whiteys". There are more Ferraris, Lamborginis, Maseratis, Aston Martins, Land Rovers and Skyline GTRs in Richmond, BC than I have ever seen in Tokyo day for day.

Street racing in Vancouver is a big problem too so I understand the anger in Singapore. Innocent people get killed or injured in Vancouver far too often from street racing. Then there is the same problem that Singapore has with the cost of living going up and crowded public transit. The mainlander Chinese don't seem to understnad that they are NOT IN CHINA and talk SO DAMN LOUD on the trains and buses that one can only stop and glare at them as if you were trying to burn a hole through them. Bus drivers even yell back into the bus telling them to keep it down. Also they account for a rise in gang activity and muggings but at least they "do their own people" because they tend to flaunt the bling and carry wads of cash to keep up appearances. If they only knew that doing what they are doing is not making people wish they were them but wishing that they just go home instead. Singapore, case in point.

I can only imagine the traffic jams caused by the mainlander Chinese in Singapore. On my last visit to Vancouver It took double the time to drive everywhere because there were so many "N" and "L" cars ALL driven by Chinese that I'll assume were mainlanders. They all seem to drive like they are window shopping and barely get up to the posted speed limit all the while wandering lane to lane without signalling. Yielding (give way) is a foreign concept to them as well. Four way stops which should be clockwise once someone starts the order is more like I'll do what I want because I'm more important than you and they just push their way through. Fender benders are quite a common sight and always 95% of the time there's a Chinese person involved. Most of the time it's only Chinese involved doing some arm waving crazy dance in the middle of the road blocking traffic for a minor fender bender that would take a few licks of paint and a buff but no the drama!

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Sounds like a lot of Chinese hate going on here.

How did they add 1 million more people to Singapore? There is no space. Don't the new immigrants have to have a college degree or money at least?

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KnowBetter: Yes, I was reminded of Vancouver-Richmond, too. There as in Singapore, the newly arrived super wealthy Chinese have a certain attitude and behavior that locals find not just annoying but a threat to the overall quality of life. Exorbitant home prices is a no brainer. To cite another example, in Richmond motorists pay about double in auto insurance than in more traditional areas of BC.

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Any more details on the Ferrari?

Must have been a special one for that kinda dough. A good day for anyone owning such a special edition, every time an Enzo get's written off they seem to spike by about fifty grand.

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Modern Ferraris have a super strong "cage" inbuilt to protect the driver, whatever happens to the rest of the car. He must have hit at a funny angle.

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Ferrari 599 GTO

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Not really a racing model with a cage. Even special road going models only have half cages.

It was a frontal shock judging by what I've seen - he probably wasn't wearing a belt.

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Has nothing to do with nationality so why bring it up?

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But what was the reason why it grew? Business-friendly policies such as preferential visas and low taxes aimed at encouraging multinational companies to shift their Asian headquarters to Singapore. Lots of firms bailed out of Hong Kong and moved to Singapore as a result.

people tend to bash on the bad sides, but not praise the good sides of this.

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