British guy volunteers to serve in SAF, netizens react
In a post widely discussed on the ubiquitous and always-active HardwareZone forums, netizens reacting to SV2 Alex Voss’ acceptance into the Volunteer Corps have mixed opinions.
This reflects the charged view of most Singaporeans towards foreigners (specifically Caucasian people) who choose to live and work in Singapore.
The photo and post were originally put up on Facebook:
SV2 Voss is a surveyor by profession and a Briton by birth, according to his Facebook profile.
He is active on social media and is up-to-date on current events in the country–always with an opinion and a new update for other Singaporeans.
What do netizens think of this foreigner volunteering and being so serious about defending Singapore?
Here’s what Singaporeans and other commenters on the issue have to say:
One commented thought that the SV2 Voss was worth more than 1000 Singaporean service men.
One surmised that this was all an elaborate plan to blog about Singaporean military and compare to the British side.
This one person wasn’t as quick to praise the foreigner based on the training they received.
Predictably, someone mentioned that the military should be happy anyone actually signs up.
How about you? What do you think of this foreigner who is so proud of being a member of the military? Let us know in the comments!