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    On another occasion, I gave 50 dollars for 2 packets of tissue paper from a wheelchair bound old lady at one hawkers center in amk ave 8.
    I asked her go home to rest for the day.
    Poor thing.

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    So, to ans TS's question, yes there is still very poor folks, though we are ranked 3rd richest in the world (?)

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    Simply as a response to TS question, we should not waste food regardless of our social and financial status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can100D View Post
    So, to ans TS's question, yes there is still very poor folks, though we are ranked 3rd richest in the world (?)
    Yes and No. Our wealth will take care of the poor and needy.

    Our latest foreign reserves alone are USD $247,128.7 millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can100D View Post
    On another occasion, I gave 50 dollars for 2 packets of tissue paper from a wheelchair bound old lady at one hawkers center in amk ave 8.
    I asked her go home to rest for the day.
    Poor thing.
    In the long term, I would refer them to the social service. They can seek help from many government and non-government organisations.

    Many needy in Singapore do not pay PUB bills, rental and have regular supply of food and pocket money.

    You can't be around always and they may be richer than you.

    Money not enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Yes and No. Our wealth will take care of the poor and needy.

    Our latest foreign reserves alone are USD $247,128.7 millions.
    There will be a small percentage of the population that are poor. The government offers help to those average household income that is below $1800/month. This is our reference for the needy and poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Where did the last one come from? Why the emphasize on the second last one?
    She is the one who narrated the sharing.

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    There is nothing like health.

    But without money, you can get health and without health you cannot get money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    There is nothing like health.

    But without money, you can get health and without health you cannot get money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    There is nothing like health.

    But without money, you can get health and without health you cannot get money!
    Sure or not? Got skill will buy Lieca and got Lieca will have skill hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post

    Sure or not? Got skill will buy Lieca and got Lieca will have skill hahaha
    What is Lieca? Is it a Leica look alike and cost like a Pearl River?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    Sure or not? Got skill will buy Lieca and got Lieca will have skill hahaha
    Spelling skills would be required, at first
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    wow lau kanna hantam liow. If one got money, you have a better chance to get treatment if you are unwell. Of course not every illness can be cured. That is why people says, health is wealth. But got health does not equate you will have wealth too.

    Living in a city state the situation is very different. Some may have to work very hard to meet their health needs even with all the subsidize. Just walk in to any of the public hospitals 8-beder wards and have a feel what standard we are standing in the world rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bukitimah View Post
    wow lau Living in a city state the situation is very different. Some may have to work very hard to meet their health needs even with all the subsidize. Just walk in to any of the public hospitals 8-beder wards and have a feel what standard we are standing in the world rating.
    Please have a good look at other countries. I have the strong impression that you put yourself (and the level of medical support) lower than it really is.
    I have spent a night in ward C, in CGH, and although some things are basic (ceiling fan, shared washroom) still the medical support is good.
    One should also ask what is really necessary: doctors who know how to help you or the hotel feeling of ward A?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Spelling skills would be required, at first
    Got money then can go to UK boarding school and be taught how to spell Queen English.

    No money have to contend with local schools and learn Singlish.
    Last edited by Sion; 20th June 2016 at 09:28 PM.

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    Heavily in debt due to exorbitant cost of cars. So sad...

    http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-new...ime=1466386615

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Got money then can go to UK boarding school and be taught how to spell Queen English.
    Leica is a German brand ..
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    lets try to put things into perspective,

    poor people are everywhere, whether in New York, London, Tokyo or Singapore.

    people wasting food are also happen everywhere, not just in Singapore.

    we know what is right and what is wrong, so we try to do what is right within our ability.

    but we have very little control over how others doing things, something even on our own children.

    so my believe is 修身齐家治国平天下, before we can point our fingers at others, we must look at ourselves first.
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    btw, I am not saying the country we live now in is perfect, there are many things that could be done better, but try to amplify all the flaws, it is discrediting our forefathers and all the people who putting efforts in building this country.

    simply ungrateful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Got money then can go to UK boarding school and be taught how to spell Queen English.

    No money have to contend with local schools and learn Singlish.

    just to let you know that there are many English courses available and very affordable, especially for Singaporean and PR.

    http://www.ntuclearninghub.com.sg/La...ington-english
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