A good few of them see IPPT as a 400-dollar bonus every year.
It is all about how people assimilate all these "features of Singapore life" into their lives.
As for the foreigners who have made Singapore their permanent homes - their children have been serving, and as far as I can see, are given the exact same treatment as everyone else. But it is a new phenomena, it is merely the first generation; and you never know, given the right attitude, they may perform better than "actual" Singaporeans (which is again, not very hard to do).
There is a perfectly good reason why guys complain about ICTs, BCTCs *publicly*...