I recently spent around three weeks in Singapore. I have written a series of blog posts on my experience there. In total, they amount to a little over 14,000 words. To put things in perspective, your typical Master’s thesis is normally around 10,000 words long. The typical hack who sells ebooks on Amazon normally writes less than 6,000 words.
There is a total of 18 posts, which cover different aspects. A recurring theme is the comparison of my perception of the declining West with Singapore, which is about as perfect a country as you can find. The posts are intended to be self-contained. Yet, if you are interested in Asian culture and especially if you are curious about Singapore, you may want to read through the entire series.
For your convenience, you will find all posts linked from this one:
Part 1: Prelude
Part 2: Preconceived Notions vs Reality
Part 3: Singaporean Democracy
Part 4: The Third-World Core of a First-World Country
Part 5: Multiculturalism in Practice
Part 6: The Geographic Downside
Part 7: The Quality of the Women (Yes, it is high!)
Part 8: Personal Downsides
Part 9: Dealing with the Climate
Part 10: A Culture of Trust
Part 11: The Joys of Law and Order
Part 12: Meritocracy and the Pressure-Cooker Education System
Part 13: A Highly Intelligent Society
Part 14: The Chinese Master Race?
Part 15: Automation in Action
Part 16: Social Engineering
Part 17: Remarks on Singaporean Culture as well as Working Culture
Part 18: Concluding Remarks
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