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Singapore: Tradition in the Modern City
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Singapore: Tradition in the Modern City

Think of Singapore and the image that comes to mind is a modern city-state with tall buildings and a vibrant economy.  That image would not be wrong.  It is the world’s fourth largest financial center and the only Asian country with a AAA credit rating.   It is also a place where 80 percent of the population lives in publicly built housing.That would only paint part of the picture.   There is also a history of deep cultural traditions, some of which are in danger of being eradicated as Singapore continues to build new housing and wide roads in its onward march to modernity.  Claire Leow, corporate executive, educator, former journalist and good ...