For some westerners, Singapore is a thorn in their side

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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.

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