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Singapore: Beyond the headlines

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Kirsten Han
Singapore: Beyond the headlines
There's more to Singapore than GDP growth, business and the ban on chewing gum.

Singapore is a tiny country where the official narrative has dominated for too long. It's portrayed as wealthy, developed and successful in the international media, and while that's largely true, there's plenty more going on this island. Civil society groups are slowly but surely growing, and Singaporeans are once again finding their voice in a climate that isn't always welcoming of a diversity of views. 

This column covers stories from Singapore that don't necessarily make it to the mainstream media, highlighting the range of activities and developments that fall outside of the establishment's story of the Southeast Asian city-state.

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