Ironic when Singapore is a "foodie's heaven"
That aside, please dont bring up all those " African" arguments. IMO if you wanna use that to argue a point, make sure you never complain about dirty toilets, bad jobs, unfair treatment, prejudice, unaffordable housing and everything under the sun.
Simply because no matter what aspect you are complaining about, the Africans are definitely worse off than you.
I guess we can only be thankful that standards are improved drastically immediately after this outcry. It shows that someone up there is listening.
They saw a problem, investigated, improved the situation as soon as they could
Bad way to start, but at least we are seeing improvements, which people seem to disregard.
Yeah, the " African" arguments doesn't make sense to me. It's not that our country can't afford the expenses for the decent meals for our volunteers.
And, someone brought up the topic of foreigners spending $3000 air tickets to come here to volunteer. I guess they must be rich enough to do so; And they don't simply come here to volunteer(probably treating it as a journey to a foreign country as well), and if they care to, I believe there is no lack of such works at their own countries. Why waste so much money?
It will make more sense if they donate the expenses to the Africans.
Lousy food is lousy food. There is no excuse.
totally a disgrace, our taxpayers money go where??
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Basic budgeting also dunno. Over budget by 50% in private sector will get fired already. This is one is overshot the budget by 4x, and these idiots will get a pat on the back and told "well done".
Depends on point of view. To someone from another place where they are destitute, this is good food.
In our time, we normally don't complain about such things.
But Gen Y is a bit more spoiled. Maids serve them at home, aircon bedrooms, Parents fetch in cars to school, go to Europe for school holidays, expect parents to buy them a house when they grow up ( and car as well)....
So a little insignificant thing like less delicious packet food - make a big fuss on-line...
I found that it's a very strange phenomenon here. Local authorities always wanted to provide the best for foreigners, but at the expense of downgrading everything for locals.
I think the food provided for volunteers should be on par to that of participants. Given that kind of food is really a disgrace.
the foreign student needs to work here for 3/5 years or so... no debts...
we, local, work here for life, get ....??