30 Sep '17, 12pm

Anthony Bourdain is mind blown by Singapore, talks about politics and the government in new travel series

Anthony Bourdain is mind blown by Singapore, talks about politics and the government in new travel series

“Singapore is like a concept in a lot of ways. If you look at the mix of people, ethnicities, and religions all living in relatively close quarters here, it’s a rather extraordinary success story. A place where everything works this well, and the system’s so seemingly different than the one that we are taught to venerate, that’s genuinely confusing.” “Not only is Singapore a small city-state — just 227 square miles, a little more than half the size of LA — but there’s also a pressure of a kind from a big brother government who’s always watching, however benevolently one might think.” “For a state in which an ounce of weed can put you in the jug for up to 10 years and the same weight of dope can mean death, where chewing gum is indeed illegal, a surprising number of vices are allowed here. Drinking age is 18. Prostitution is legal, with sex workers getting regular medical c...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/anthony-bourdain-is-mind-bl...

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