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Singapore - How do the different ethnities influence Singapore and its culture?

Does a real singaporian type exist, how is he defined?

Celine Fortenbacher

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of Singapore - How do the different ethnities influence Singapore and its culture?

Language: Hindi and English
Religion: Hinduism Indian 9%
brought along their religion/culture
settled community Malay Chinese Structure How do the different ethnities take influence on Singapores citylife?

Do typical singaporeans exist?
How are they defined ? History- From Mangrove to Metropolis Thomas Stamford Raffles British develop trading empire
stopover from India to china
open port with its own rights fast production based on the east Indians
New trading posts succeeded -->
people flopped to Singapore
Chinese & Indians simply moved to Singapore to enjoy the free trails
--> culture comes into play free trade as magical polity transforms Singapore
Declaration of Singapores independence from Britain Thesis
Conclusion Christian's Hindus Muslim's Religion, Language, Food Buddhists 14,6 procent Singapore Singapore's community Deepavali, Thaipusam,Tamil New Year
cast system
basic principles; going to church and meditating daily Hinduism 77%
society, politically and economically
"Chinese Singaporean"/"Singaporean Chinese"
"full Chinese"
Religion: Buddhism Does the legislation of Singapore
ensure fairness for everybody? a few different forms
Buddhist circles
increase of interest (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Chinese Malay Indians Others 77.7 76.8 75.2 74.1 14.4 14.1 13.9 13.6 13.4 7.0 6.3 7.1 7.9 8.8 1.2 1.0 1.1 1.4 2.4 Ethnic 1970 1980 1990 2000 2006 2010 Ethnic composition (%) of resident population 12%
immigrated from Indonesia and Malaysia
language: malay, english
Religion: Islam Language Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English
→ Lingua franca

Policy of bilingualism Possible Problems Pro Contra Development Buddhism "Speaking-Mandarin-Campaign" disproportionate sizes of cultures 1/5 illiterate in English 1819 1900 1963 3.3 9.2 14.8 78.3 77.0 Republic of Singapore 1965 Islam policy of bilingualism Conclusion market dominated by the Chinese Singaporeans HDB – Housing Development Board mixture of ideas from Judaism & Christianity
jesus = prophet
actions that must be followed:
praying, fasting
only koran is true Islam 1. Public displays of affection are against Indian culture.
2. Women drinking is just not Indian.
3. Indian men shall ask for the sensations of all women. No common past of the different cultures
misunderstandings conflicts of interests
Crises of identity :→ non-specific singaporean roots No-Go's Lee Kuan Yew Having different kinds of ethnic backgrounds, the average inhabitant of Singapore sees himself nevertheless as Singaporean. ethnic groupquotes every child gets a place in the kindergarden separation of dishes Fair society? Singlish Sources "Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act"
http://www.gov.sg/government/web/content/govsg/classic/home http://www.gov.sg/government/web/content/govsg/classic/info_n_policy http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/singapore.html http://www.singapur-leben.de/singapur/wichtig-ist-ein-harmonisches-zusammenleben/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Singapore
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/singapore.html (Alle: letzter Zugriff: 01.06.12, 18.15 Uhr)
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