Friday, 3 September 2004

My Beautiful Neighbourhood

You know something? I'd like to see some sense of actual neighbourhoods in Singapore. If I lived in London there's an actual difference in meaning between someone living in Notting Hill and in Islington. In New York there's a big difference between living on the Upper East Side, the East Village, or Chelsea. Sure, in Singapore the part of town you live in can reflect wealth, as it does anywhere: so you live in Bukit Timah, you got cash, that sort of thing. But I wish I could make guesses about who you are: that there'd be somewhat more liberal or conservative parts of town, artsier neighbourhoods, quirky neighbourhoods, more family-oriented neighbourhoods - the whole panoply of human types. As it is right now, Singapore is all city, but it's also all suburbs.




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