05 Jul '12, 1pm

On Supertrees, neo-colonialism and globalisation

And even more significantly, the new Gardens’ attempt to exercise power through knowledge extends directly into the realms of race and culture. Indeed, the racial categorizations that were produced and reinforced during Singapore’s early colonial history and racially divided urban landscape re-inscribed spatially and culturally in the Gardens. Ostensibly a means of learning about history through the different plant species, the Malay Garden, the Indian Garden and the Chinese Garden reinforce disturbing racial and cultural stereotypes. For example, the Malay Garden seeks to emphasize the myth of an essentialist and traditionalist culture situated in a “kampong ” or village. This is in contrast to the Chinese Garden that seems to reflect a more sophisticated culture, as its garden is a place of “inspiration for writers, poets and artists, through seclusion and tranquility.” ...

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