Publication Type

News Article

Publication Date

4-2014

Abstract

Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence next year, but what it means to beSingaporean continues to be a topic of discussion and debate.Of late, there have been passionate reactions to criticism of Singapore from those in ourmidst, Singaporeans and foreigners alike. To counter British writer Charlotte Ashton’slabelling of Singapore as suffering from a “massive compassion deficit”, bloggers andletter writers to the media cited examples of people giving up their seats to those in needon the MRT or going the extra mile to help strangers.

Discipline

Sociology of Culture

Publication

Today

ISSN

7237-4163

Publisher

Singapore Mediacorp Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/ips/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/04/pa_Su-fern_TD_Nurturing-a-culture-of-conviction_0304141.pdf

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