Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It Meows #58



Do you know what expats think about Singapore? In his book Getting into Singapore : a guide for expats and kaypoh Singaporeans / David Goldwich (ISBN: 9789810832193), David Goldwich, who is an expat from Miami and married a Singapore Chinese girl, relates humorously about his experience of living in Singapore.


An interesting remark which he made is with regards to the issue of punctuality for appointments. According to him, many Singaporeans are operating on his so-called SRT (Singapore Rubber Time), which allows for flexibility in meeting times! [Note: Singapore Time Zone: GMT+8 (Greenwich Mean Time + 8 hours)]. As such, these people tend to "arrive after the appointed time without actually being late" (p.9-10).







12 comments:

Little Inbox said...

Oww...poor meow meow! :P

jams o donnell said...

Haha Dora. Very funny. At least cats are olympic standard relaxers!

Joops said...

hahahahah, hilarious meows!

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EastCoastLife said...

My friends and I are usually punctual for our appointments, so I don't think SRT applies to all Singaporeans.

Gattina said...

I am 8 h late with my comment, lol, it's not my fault it's Greenwich time !

Liz said...

Hope it was worth the wait, haha.

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SandyCarlson said...

Ah, you patient suitor!

napaboaniya said...

Bwahhahhahahah!!!
Rubber time!! :P

Jama said...

I hate late comer, that's why I'm always early for appointments.

tigerfish said...

Farnee, farnee...

katztales said...

Aren't there already lots of books about this? Like SPG and American in Singapore etc etc?

We find Singaporeans very much on time. Not like Indonesians and Malaysians!

We've posted a story to our blog today, so if you want a 5 minute read, drop by. http://www.lepak.com/katztales.html

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