It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?
- Lee Kuan Yew's condition has 'improved slightly': PMO
- COMMENT: Singapore needs to look beyond the 'swamp to skyscrapers' narrative
It makes sense that we’re doing this on a massive scale during Singapore’s Jubilee year, but there’s one myth that really, really needs to be busted: the narrative of “fishing village to sparkling metropolis”. A recent BBC article framed Singapore’s growth as “swamp to skyscrapers” – a narrative most Singaporeans are familiar with by now. Colonised by the British in the early 1800s, Singapore was a major hub of entrepôt trade. In fact, the British were only the latest – and most remembered – to have carried out significant activities in Singapore.