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Recollections and musings about Singapore

Singapore is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. I felt privileged for the opportunity. It was definitely way more Wow than Whoa!

I had heard, before I left, that it was more westernized than other Asian countries, but as I recollect who told me this I realize that some people here in Canada are so “westernized” that they see the world as just East and West with nothing else in between.

I found Singapore to be nothing like North America although the people love “American” things like entertainment, technology and luxuries. Instead of “Western” I found Singapore to be very European.

I also found that Singapore, in my opinion, has come close to reaching an idealist’s dream when it comes to tolerance and a social (tossed-salad) mix of race and religion. Their urban planning has integrated places of worship and religion for each predominant faith, in each and every community within Singapore. And, if that wasn’t incredible enough they have also managed to evenly distribute the percentages of their populace for each race and religion into each community, ensuring that everyone lives and works together in an atmosphere of acceptance and harmony.

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