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CultureShock! Singapore by Kelly Jackson-Nash

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CHAPTER 1

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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‘I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.’

— Lemony Snicket, ‘The Bad Beginning’

 

 

If you ask a group of people what they know about Singapore, they will more than likely mention some of the following:

•   It’s squeaky clean

•   It’s full of high-rise buildings

•   The transport system is excellent

•   Drug dealers get the death penalty

•   Hawker food is delicious and cheap

•   People who are found guilty of graffiti are caned

•   The weather is humid and hot

•   Chewing gum is banned

•   The shopping is excellent

•   The airport is one of the best in the world ...

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