The official and the alternative story of Singapore’s HDB project

Most Singaporean students are familiar with Social Studies. For me, it’s one of those subjects that I simply happen to be better in because 1) I like stories and 2) It’s wordplay. We learnt about the need to assess sources for their credibility, but it never crossed my mind that the text itself could be (indeed, *should* be) subject to the same treatment. Education in Singapore (until the pre-tertiary level mostly, university is another bag…

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Housing price in the world’s largest and possibly hottest city

Hottest for its girls, hotpot and yikes – weather in summer. As supported by a Chinese saying that goes something like: 到了北京才知道官小,到了广州才知道钱少,到了重庆才后悔结婚太早。 Upon arriving in Chongqing, celebrate if you’re single and beat your chest out with regret if you got married before this, as testimony to Chongqing’s reputation for having the most beautiful girls in China. Another piece of evidence comes from the Chinese people’s own searches: Source: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/04/a_map_of_china_by_stereotype This map presents only the top query…

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