Status Symbols

Status in Singapore

  • connections
  • family office / wealth management / personal bankers
  • access to private jets, yachts
  • length of address
  • ownership of capital
  • inheritance
  • type of credit card
  • flying first class
  • elite alma maters
  • high % of degrees in the family
  • private/expensive childhood education
  • country club membership(s)
  • employing a full-time chauffeur
  • frequent coffee at fullerton / other hotels
  • regular patronship of plays, operas, art galleries
  • ownership of expensive watches, jewelry, suits & dresses
  • expensive car ownership
  • normalized overseas vacations
  • frequent fancy restaurant patronage
  • ‘parent scholarship’ (no bank loan post-graduation)
  • atas pursuits (ballet, violin, horses)
  • bottle service at clubs
  • expensive daily lunch salads / avoiding food courts
  • regular dental visits
  • plastic surgery
  • private/expensive hospitals
  • ‘weekend getaways’ to regional beach spots
  • frequent skydiving / scubadiving
  • willingness to buy overpriced pastries at Starbucks and leave them unfinished
  • diverse/detailed knowledge about food, wine, cheese, etc
  • $4.5 bus rides
  • accent & code-switching
  • exclusive gyms / branded exercise clothing
  • growing up english-speaking
  • having cable TV (?)
  • weekend brunches
  • cocktail bars
  • juice cleanse diets
  • personal grooming (hair, nails, wax)
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