08 Aug '12, 1pm

From miyagi.sg: How I Majulah Singapura #pledgeSG #NDP

I used to think that I was Sin­ga­porean because of the way I spoke and how I could code-switch from stan­dard Eng­lish to Singlish even within a sen­tence. I used to think it was because I could under­stand why peo­ple would use pack­ets of tis­sue, news­pa­pers and umbrel­las to “chope” seats at hawker cen­tres when all it takes is a rule where you’re not allowed to sit at a table if you don’t have a tray of food with you. But the fab­ric of soci­ety is chang­ing. Close to 40% of the country’s pop­u­la­tion is non-Singaporean, and I think a size­able chunk of Sin­ga­pore cit­i­zens are made up of new migrants. You know those “emerg­ing fault lines” the PM keeps talk­ing about? They’re here, and they’re pretty disruptive. Sud­denly we have many Sin­ga­pore­ans we don’t feel the bond of kin­ship with. More than once I read on Twit­ter and Face­book that peo­ple or their pa...

Full article: http://miyagi.sg/2012/08/how-i-majulah-singapura/

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