Saturday, December 30, 2006

Singapore. the land of fantasy. "Be part of the race in more ways than one"

Singapore is an interesting island city which has many facets though it is well-known only for its economic prosperity. This popular belief makes us forget a people who also feel joy and sorrow and has no “natural” social safety net. The Singapore society is truly a melting pot, which is heated by economic desires as in case of any of such kind. Busy city life, tired passengers, ethnic districts, sky scrapers and malls, roadside food courts, blend of colonial and modern architecture, window shoppers, brand loyalists, flea markets, cabarets etc. would arouse curiosity in anybody’s mind. Above all, fragmentation between centre and periphery is quite apparent in the Singaporean society.