"Does Singapore deserve its 'miserable' tag?" BBC journalist, Charlotte Ashton, definitely think so when she wrote an op-ed on the BBC’s website which has went viral in Singapore.
As a true blue, born-and-bred Singaporean I will ask this; “Is the sky blue?” Or maybe I should ask, “Is that even a question?” Come on, who in Singapore was surprised by Mrs. Ashton’s account of crouching on the floor of an MRT train with no one to help her? This is Singapore! You expect someone on the street to stop and waste their time to help a complete stranger; even if she was pregnant?
If Mrs. Ashton expected that, she is sadly mistaken. It may be a culture shock to her, but as a true blue, born-and-bred proud Singaporean, I can safely say what happened to her is expected and very normal. So yes; Singapore truly deserve our ranking as the world’s most miserable country.