06 Jan '18, 10am

British newspaper The Guardian said colonialism has been good for S’pore https://t.co/7UFlhvd3zM

The Guardian , a British newspaper, touted the benefits of colonialism and its positive legacy on Singapore in a Jan. 4, 2018 article. The article is titled, “Colonialism can work – just look at Singapore”. The immediate side effect following the piece’s publication was that it sent many Singaporeans’ eyeballs rolling into the back of their heads, eliciting the collective question: “What kind of self-conceited nonsense is this?” Advertisement Article’s thesis Unfortunately, the article didn’t even have a thesis to begin with. This is mostly because the headline is not even remotely congruent with the piece’s content. Very quickly, and in summary, this was what The Guardian article said: • Singapore has vestigial physical remnants of its colonial past, for example, a gleaming white statue of Thomas Stamford Raffles erected in 1969 and buildings showcasing “Victorian neoclas...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/singapore-colonialism/

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