The article here, “By gum, the west is wrong about Singapore”, by Joyce Hooi, ( The Straits Time, 28th Mar 2015), drew blood.
It reveals the often patronising and condescending attitude and the double-standard westerners take towards Asian countries.
But in Singapore, they are suddenly faced with a city more polished, organised, efficient and less corrupt than their own countries, right in the heart of Asia.
Singapore is an anomaly in their eyes. A thorn in their side.