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    Default Rising rentals may stem flow of immigrants

    March 13, 2007

    Rising rentals may stem flow of immigrants

    I READ with interest the article, 'Immigrants needed for economy to grow by 6%' (ST, March 9).

    I am an expatriate and my husband works for a Singaporean international company. With our two children, we have been living in Singapore for almost three years, which we really enjoyed for all the obvious reasons: low crime, efficiency and cleanliness, etc.

    We have been lucky to have been able to afford to live in District 9 or 10. The company gives us a housing allowance and we pay the balance. However, our apartment has just been sold and the new owners have informed us that there will be an almost 30 per cent increase in rent, which is now totally out of our budget.

    How does Singapore expect to attract 87,300 people into its workforce when prices in the housing market have soared over the last year?

    If Singapore needs to attract new citizens and immigrant workers to its shores, then surely something has to be done about the rising housing costs.

    Also, as many condominiums and houses have been sold en bloc this year, there could possibly be a severe shortage of affordable housing across the island.

    Suzanne Shields (Ms)

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    Default Re: Rising rentals may stem flow of immigrants

    The author obviously did not or refuse to look outside the prime districts.

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    Default Re: Rising rentals may stem flow of immigrants

    Quote Originally Posted by cadenza
    The author obviously did not or refuse to look outside the prime districts.
    Maybe she didn't even know lifeforms existed outside of Districts 9 and 10.

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    "Also, as many condominiums and houses have been sold en bloc this year, there could possibly be a severe shortage of affordable housing across the island."

    Suzanne Shields (Ms)
    Is she kidding. Where do 80% of the Singaporean population live then? Unaffordable housing?

    She must be one of those fat expat wives whose entire waking hours are spent going to spas, facials, high teas and champagne brunches in Orchard Road. The furthest distance ventured out of Orchard area would be to her national club (Swiss Club, Hollandse Club, etc) for some quality bitching and gossip with kindred expat wives; or Holland Village for some "cheap local shopping".

    To expat wives like her, The Republic of Singapore = districts 9 and 10

    Wake up your bloody idea you stupid bitch and look outside of your well.

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