30 Aug '16, 9am

This is where you'll find racial and religious harmony in action in #Singapore. #race #religion #multiculturalism

This is where you'll find racial and religious harmony in action in #Singapore. #race #religion #multiculturalism

I was at a hawker centre in Singapore last week… my first visit to one, after over a year. I left with two packets of shrimp dumpling noodles, a photo in my phone, and perspective. Many Singaporeans I know — are pretty pleased when we see even expats dress down and visit the local hawker centres for our famously cheap and tasty food. And I noticed more than a couple of Americans and Australians there that day. For over a year, with the rest of the world, I observed heated debate over diversity, racial and religious harmony, gender equality. It’s almost impossible to avoid. We live in fear of global terrorism, we pick fights because we’re afraid of opposing genders, different skin tones, and differing spiritual and political views. Fight or Flight. Our responses all stem from the same thing — Fear. Being at the hot, humid hawker centre that afternoon — my spirit was bathed ...

Full article: http://singaporedaily.net/2016/08/30/this-is-where-youll-...

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