29 Aug '16, 9am

The racist reality of house-hunting in Singapore: “Sorry, your wife is Indian” https://t.co/L0g0agh6cx

The racist reality of house-hunting in Singapore: “Sorry, your wife is Indian” https://t.co/L0g0agh6cx

Last year, when Darius Cheung, co-founder of a property search portal, wanted to rent a house in Singapore, he met with many reluctant real estate agents. Many of them seemed interested at first, but would turn him down later. He found out why when one realtor gave him a rather shocking response: “Sorry your wife is Indian, (the) landlord won’t rent to you.” Indians who have spent some time in the city-state know that they aren’t the first choice as tenants for many landlords, though Chinese people from the mainland have it even worse: they are said to be the least preferred by Singapore’s property owners. That was evident from a quick search with the keywords “No Indians, no PRC (People’s Republic of China)” on two property websites. Gumtree.sg turned up 29 announcements with these words and PropertyGuru showed 63. On the face of it, this would seem to be evidence of raci...

Full article: http://qz.com/768706/the-racist-reality-of-house-hunting-...

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