Expat Living – My Reality of Working in Singapore so far

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  1. I know how you feel. Although i am a local but even i feel the same when i first joined the org where i am now. After a while i dont try to fit in. Just do what i need to do re work, show teamwork etc and be on my way. Gets tiring to maneuvour round office politics.

  2. I used to visit Singapore and Malaysia often because I had a team based in these countries, the teams are very diverse though as we catered to South East Asian countries so we had Thai, Indonesian, Malaysians, Singaporeans and Filipinos generally working in their own respective teams (except for the Singaporean and Malaysian teams that had a number of Indians/Filipinos). I gotta say there are cliques, but generally we are able to bond together even across teams. There was a lot of cultural differences from the way everyone worked and some would prefer to hang out with their own precisely because they want to speak their local dialect. it can be tough but it can be done 🙂 hang in there!

  3. I’ve considered moving to Singapore in the past as I did a bit of work out there a few years ago, so I find this really interesting. Thank you!

  4. HI there! Singaporean living in California here! I saw that you liked one of my posts about Community Colleges here and checked out your posts. I really liked reading about your experience working in Singapore! I also really like your blog icon the Pandan Kueh haha!

  5. Torazakana says:

    Sorry to hear to hear that your office experience in Singapore isn’t very good. I understand that people of the same race tend to stick together.. things just gravitate that way I guess. The younger generation speak mainly English rather than their ‘mother tongue’, so hopefully, just hopefully, the colours will blend better in the future.

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