Back in Singapore after almost a year’s staggering about in the near, and distant, north. All of Asia is beautiful, the people extraordinarily enchanting, decent, kind, civilised and friendly.
But Singapore is something special.
We all remember reading about powerful city states in ancient times, Athens, Thebes etc. Singapore is the spiritual descendant of these, with Lee Kwan Yue as Pericles, forging a tiny island nation unto itself, polyglot, multi-bulti cultural, chindian, malupeon, euroasian, with its glorious head and shoulders jutting into the future and its feet clinging to the past, it’s a blast.