Much like the old saying - When In Rome, Do What The Romans Do
While I agree the AngMor is correct in pointing out the fault of S'poreans.... I totally disagree with the method or words used. You do not stay in the House of your Host and yet use such language to criticize the host... unless u plan to leave asap.
Which could be why we complaint about 'Chinaman/woman' or any other FT here.... but would keep quite when we are over there, in China.