Grateful for chance to work in Singapore

As a foreigner, I feel motivated and touched by Mr Ngian Kian Fah's recognition of foreigners' contributions to Singapore ("Don't forget role of foreign workers"; Tuesday).

We are grateful to Singaporeans for giving us the opportunity to work here and accepting us as part of the Singapore team to ensure the nation stays competitive and prosperous.

Many of us appreciate the opportunities given to us and we work hard to ensure our employability. In return, we get higher pay in Singapore and enjoy working and living in a safe, beautiful and orderly garden city.

Our relatives and friends admire us for being able to work in Singapore. The success of Singapore is really remarkable and it is the model that many countries try to emulate.

Sim Lim Onn