29 Jul '15, 4am

14 lovely little Singapore drawings you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from

14 lovely little Singapore drawings you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from

We can, and should, celebrate what we’ve achieved thus far but also be aware of our flaws and the alternative narratives that drive our histories. We’ve progressed at a crazy pace, but we’ve also left many people behind. We say we thank our pioneers, but in the same breath we demolish the homes and neighbourhoods they grew up in – for new estates, malls, and expressways. We celebrate our multiculturalism, but often fail to examine the boxed, “CMIO” nature of our dialogues around racial issues. Our education system is the best in the region, but our system of meritocracy also promotes unequal opportunities. Much of our official history is constructed to preserve the legitimacy of the ruling party. Building Singapore aims to explore these issues, a building at a time.

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/07/14-lovely-little-singapore-d...

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