02 Oct '12, 10am

Batam women: 'Singaporean men come here and act rich'

Batam women: 'Singaporean men come here and act rich'

These are just some of the words Madam Ida Rumondang Sinaga used to describe Singaporean men when The New Paper on Sunday visited her last weekend. Speaking in Bahasa Indonesia from her home at Lucky Estate in Lubuk Baja, the feisty shopkeeper says: "My friends and I are wary of Singaporean men. I know somebody who used to date one. "He promised to marry her when she got pregnant, but he later told her that he had to go back to Singapore first to settle some matters. That was the last she heard of him." It's safe to say that Madam Sinaga, who is in her 30s, has a strong dislike for Singaporean men who visit Batam regularly. "They come here, flash their money and act like they are rich, trying to attract local women. "Only after some time do these poor women find out that these men are actually penniless in Singapore." She says she has heard other stories from local women w...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story...

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