Hi, I am Lee Ting. This is my father, Chin Kah. Today, we would like to share about his experience and why he became an immigant in Singapore.
I am a Malaysian whom come to Singapore and work here about ten years time. Today, I will share some of my life experience with all of you.
My life was very harsh at there. When I was in primary school, my father always woke up at 3 am and drive his lorry to Melaka to find his business. When I grew up, it was very difficult for me to find a job at there.
May I know how is your life in Malaysia?
There was very difficult to find a job in Malaysia so I came to Singapore to find a job. The other reason is that I have a lot of friends already came to Singapore to find a job so I decided to join them.
Now, we can roughly know about how is your life in Malaysia. May I know what is the reason makes you come to Singapore?
My life in Singapore still very harsh at first. A lot of companies don't want to hire me. However, after I found my first job, my life was became better. I felt that Singapore is a very busy place, everyone have their own work and their own family.
After you came to Singapore, how is your life in Singapore and how do you feel about it?
The things that I enjoyed is the law in Singapore. I found more safer in Singapore if compared to Malaysia. The challenges that I faced is, as I was a foreigner, my children do not have the edusave account to help some of the fee that need to pay for the education. Therefore, I need to afford to pay a large amount of money in their education every month.
In your life in Singapore, what are the things that you enjoyed and what are the challenges that you face?
Actually, I don't feel welcome in Singapore when I first arrive here. It is because I have not found any job here. After that, I feel welcome here. Everybody can work together as a team. They will not purposely ignore me since I am a foreigner.
Do you feel welcome in Singapore? Why do you say so?