Civic consciousness or kindness lacking in Singaporeans?
When her father in his 60s fell down in Orchard Road, nobody came to his help except two westerners. She complained bitterly to ST Forum.
No locals helped her father she claimed. Now, I find this hard to believe. Maybe the situation did not look so serious, so people simply ignored her father and went about their business. I’m sure if it were serious, passers-by would definitely have helped.
I don’t know…perhaps she was overreacting.
Singaporeans have also been accused of not giving up their seats on the MRT to deserving passengers eg pregnant ladies, the elderly.
I’ve been training my mental spotlight on this issue whenever I travel on the MRT. And I’m heartened that many people DO give up their seats. Well done.
Of course, there are always the black sheep. They have my contempt.
But I’d like to see more instances of people responding with a smile or Thank you to those who give up their seats.
Singaporeans are generally civic conscious and kind.
Except when they are driving! Sigh.
2 Responses to “Civic consciousness or kindness lacking in Singaporeans?”
Comments are closed.