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Red Tape here, there, everywhere.

Currently embroiled in a never ending red tape saga with 2 governments of countries which we lived in. Singapore and Australia.

Australia & Singapore governments are very advanced- they all have social media accounts, they all have online services and systems for everything.
Singapore especially has a super efficient system accessed using Singpass. EVERYTHING is efficient. Except if there's a little incident that falls outside of their set processes, they can't handle it. They refer to their upper management, who refers it to their higher management, CC the email to everyone in the universe, ask for double confirmations on everything. It's almost as if the individual human capital working in the company is devoid of any human ability such as: intuition, judgment, flexibility etc.
Hong Kong is the same as the above EXCEPT they don't bother to even refer to their upper management or CC the email. They just tell you: CANNOT.

Australia, for the most part is excellent. …

Singapore vs. Hong Kong.

A daily recurring theme is comparing HK vs Singapore in my mind about very fucking thing
And for 9 months, Singapore wins each time.
Preamble: Sorry if I come across sounding like every blind patriotic Singaporean fuck.

Everything is more efficient in Singapore. Everything works.
Everyone is more polite and friendly in Singapore.
People speak English in Singapore. Singapore is multicultural. Chinese, Malay & Indians. Plus fucking expats. HK is 80% Chinese. There is no international outlook for locals. No attempt at it at all. Except speaking to each other in broken Canto-English thinking that they are improving their English. On cable TV there are no fucking subtitles in English.

People in Singapore are happier than people in HK.

-Singaporeans have a government that is big on control, but they actually do good for the people. No subdivided homes in Singapore. If you dare to peep a protest, you would disappear. But everyone's prospering. Everyone's happy. Read this British e…