28 May 2012

Singapore



Singapore, a little red dot located in the south eastern corner of Asia, is the place where I am born, raised, and residing in as at the time of writing this blog post. There are only 2 seasons in this place and they are neither of Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter, but only of either Rain or Shine.



A Cosmopolitan City



The Singapore of today is a modern city filled with the creations from all over the world. As one takes a stroll down the streets or a shopping mall, one is able to see American brands such as McDonald's and Blackberry, German brands such as Mercedes and Sennheiser, Japanese brands such as Sony and Canon, as well as Korean brands such as Samsung and Hyundai.

As I take a stroll down the streets of Singapore, I will usually encounter people from many different countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, China, India, S. Korea, Japan, Australia, France, and America. It is just like having the whole world within the same city, a cosmopolitan city!



What I Like About Singapore



Public Housing System - Also known as Housing & Development Board (HDB) Flats, are homes designed and built by the Singapore Government for the residents of Singapore. These structures are the perfect space-efficient solution for tiny Singapore to meet the housing needs of its rapid-growing resident population.




Public Transportation System - The ultimate technologically-advanced public transportation system in Singapore, also known as the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), is a high-speed public transportation system that has been ferrying the people in Singapore throughout the island nation for decades and still doing so.



What I Dislike About Singapore



Law & Politics - Almost every single thing that you want or do not want to do in Singapore are governed and enforced by the laws of the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC). My life is currently being haunted by the Enlistment Act (Chapter 93) since I hit 16.5 years of age and have to live (or die) by its law until I reach the statutory age of 40.

Internet Censorship - This does not just apply to businesses but also for individuals such as bloggers. As a blogger who resides in Singapore while maintaining a blog on the internet, I have to be very careful about what I write and publish on my blog or else I have to risk being arrested for publishing something which the law considers "inappropriate".



Singapore & You
Are you a Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident or Foreigner?
What do you like and dislike about Singapore?
Does the grass seems greener over here in Singapore or somewhere else?




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