China student reported that he faced discrimination from his Singapore classmates because he is from a village farm.
Our last 2 generations of Singaporeans have never known hunger or poor, so they think lowly of those who comes from a different background.
Maids in Singapore homes is a common fixture and there is a “poor” stigma if your family don”t have at least one maid.
A few years back there was an uproar over a photo of a Singapore national serviceman with his maid following behind carrying his army backpack
Source: FB post by Mark Chia