"Who is Singapore?" Singapore by Restless-in-kl
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In a nutshell, this is how I see Singapore. A very small country with less than 4 million in population, it's amazing how far this island has progressed. Though it is the most developed country in South East Asia, it's hard for me to say there is anything unique about it (this is my view).
To me, Singapore is a country I go often on business trips. Growing up in Malaysia with its dynamic multi cultural nuances abuzz with creativity, idiosyncracies and topped with a little craziness, I find Singapore completely sterile with its many rules, over the top fines/penalties and in general, its people who just toe the line and who are so afraid to step out of their comfort zone and live life with passion.
Although my expatriate friends love Singapore for its orderliness and efficiencies, it's too stifling for me and just not my cup of tea.
- Pros:Clean and efficient
- Cons:Dry and boring
- In a nutshell:Island mentality
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