I AM writing to commend the residents of Tampines Street 22 for extending a welcoming hand to new rental block residents who will soon become their neighbours. Their gesture demonstrates the unity that is needed to maintain the harmony we currently enjoy (‘New rental block? Neighbours say welcome’; last Thursday).
On the other hand, the discriminatory stance taken by certain residents of Tampines Street 83 and Pasir Ris Drive 6 when they learnt of the impending construction of rental blocks in their neighbourhood is appalling. With their years of education and living in a close-knit society like Singapore, these residents should have learnt to be more accommodating and understanding to residents who are not as well-off and fortunate as them.
I hope the rest of Singapore see the residents of Tampines Street 22 as a learning example and be more accommodating and generous to fellow citizens in rental flats.
Source: Straits Times, 22 Mar 2010