Posts Tagged ‘xenophobia’
I kept track of the protest in Hong Lim Park the best I could, devouring updates from Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp chat messages. I had mixed feelings about the event, but was still interested because it was different from many of the other protests I’ve witnessed at Speakers’ Corner.
So many peop (Read more...)
Back home discussion of the local/foreigner dichotomy has raged for weeks, months, years. As the city gets increasingly crowded and prices continue to rise, the frustration and anger over the high number of immigrants in Singapore is creeping towards boiling point. New media platforms are turning in (Read more...)
Sometimes my fellow Singaporeans fill me with despair and anger. Sometimes I feel like my faith in this country is misplaced, and that I should probably not bother so much. When there are people like these, how can we ever hope to become better?
Yesterday, underground scaffolding at the construction (Read more...)
We may not often think of it, but there’s a very thin line between ‘govern’ and ‘control’. Every five years we gather to elect a government whose job is to govern – come up with policies, pass laws, set the general direction of the country. They, as our representatives, (Read more...)