27 Mar '18, 11am

South China Morning Post writer: I haven’t been to S’pore since 1980s but I prefer Hong Kong https://t.co/LkwXI6EkBQ

South China Morning Post writer: I haven’t been to S’pore since 1980s but I prefer Hong Kong https://t.co/LkwXI6EkBQ

Hong Kong remains a patchwork of the old and new, shops and neighbours coming and going due to rent contracts, and attempts to dramatically change the fabric met with an outcry that more often than not succeeds. If Beijing makes demands, the government complies swiftly, but home-grown ideas take time to gestate and sometimes never happen; we still don’t have household rubbish recycling, clean air, fleets of electric buses, vehicle congestion charges, a museum commemorating the life of Bruce Lee, and so on. There’s a certain charm in the procrastination, a sense that even though with our trillions in reserves, we can have whatever we want, but delivering it is such an effort that we’d rather not. Shining through is creativity, shown through artistic endeavour and innovative ways to get around problems. […] Singapore does not have the “one country, two systems” model to worr...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/no-need-to-compare-hong-kon...

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