K-pop Star Hunt 3 finalist who's not proud to be S'porean: I think I'm better suited to other countries

16 January 2014 / 2 years 9 months ago

Stephanie Koh, the controversial local finalist who appeared on the K-pop Star Hunt contest, has listed her reasons for saying why she doesn't feel proud to be Singaporean in an online video.

Her recent interview with RazorTV drew outrage from the public when Koh commented about how she couldn't have been "bothered about representing this country because (she) doesn't really feel proud to be Singaporean".

In her 12-minute-long YouTube video, she goes on to elaborate why she feels so, and compares Singapore to countries like Australia and Taiwan.

She starts off by talking about how Singapore is no place for an artist, because as she puts it, in the country, "there's barely any room for an alternate success path other than the ideal career that everyone has in mind."

Her other reasons include the low minimum wage in Singapore, and she compares it to that of Australia's by using an example of the wages earned by a part-time waitress.

She also claims that creativity is being slammed in Singaporean culture, thanks to the education system.

She said: "I don't want to be book smart -- it's pretty sad. I don't want to be like to the rest of Singaporeans because it's too rigid for me."

"Trust me, I'll be out of here in no time because I think I'm better suited to other countries."

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