|Author||Cheryl Lu Lien Tan|
â€œSay Singapore to anyone and youâ€™ll likely hear one of a few words: Caning. Fines. Chewing gum. For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore--a modern Southeast Asian city-state perched on an island on the tip of the Malay Peninsula--has been marked largely by its governmentâ€™s strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them...As much as I understand these outside viewpoints, I have always lamented that the quirky and dark complexities of my native countryâ€™s culture rarely seem to make it past its borders...