It was much different, however, when my wife and I got married 30 years ago, as the derogatory comments that were hurled at my wife were atrocious when we went to Tekka Market. Thats a big number, I certainly didnt expect it to be that high, may be because I didnt observe too many during my interactions here. I surely didn't mean it, as I actually thought I quoted a part of your text not realizing I actually was edited your post. If you can go back and edit you post to add back the missing bits, feel free to do so as the bots didn't pick it up in time.
Of course I didn't understand what was said and my wife refused to translate while we were there as she didn't want to see me get into a brawl where I'd be outnumbered 20K to one. If its a Malay and chinese couple, may be it wont even attract my attention as much as it would if there was an Indian or Caucasian in the mix. Well, I do, actually, I must have hit the edit button instead of the quote button (both are side by side for moderators) and not realized it. The bots haven't picked it up either (Yahoo or Google) as the exchange is was too fast. Which just helps support the claim that India Indians refuse to assimilate with the locals.
I could understand if that particular type of couple received negative attention due to the stereotypes (fair or not) how those types of relationships started and what they're all about.
Public displays of affection are pretty taboo in Singapore (and most of Asia).
And that's not counting the stares we get on a daily basis.
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Judging by the birth rate, private displays also seem rather taboo. We are actually the less common type: Asian male/Caucasian female.
I do hope that you will pick up a copy of "Don't Bring Home A White Boy (And Other Notions That Keep Black Women from Dating Out).May be because both Chinese and Malay are oriental and similar enough, to not stand out as much'.We're used to getting some pretty poor treatment at times over here.I won't identify our races or that of the people who think my SGn wife won't understand their verbal abuse.
I've got to recognising some of the key-words (foreign language) that are said at times literally right behind my back. But, if they are playing to an audience and/or spitting with hate, I'll turn around, nodding, and smiling, and stare at the person concerned [a visual 'Really? This is ample to make them wish to disappear through the 'floorboards', especially if done in front of others/locals who will share the joke with you.
I spent almost a year working on it, and it goes into far more depth about things like the "double standards" between how black men and black women view interracial dating, the issues facing bi-racial children, and why it is that some women who should know better choose "bad boys" instead of the "nice men" they say they want!