Life in the little red dot
Our project is a narrative about the life of the local community in Singapore. It aims to provide information about the everyday life of the people living in Singapore and provides insights into their daily activities. Through our project, we hope to introduce to readers all over the world, some of which might not have the chance or means to visit Singapore, the authentic lifestyle of common locals in Singapore. This is different from what tourists (those who visit Singapore purely with the objective of sight-seeing and touring), might understand about Singaporeans. Since facts about Singapore and information about Singapore such as attractions and local cuisine are widely available on the Internet and in books, hence our project aims to present information and insights which are not readily available or easily obtainable. To achieve this, our project aims to share our personal insights, observations, as well as research about the lives of our local community.
In our project, we have chosen to include Singaporeans as well as foreign immigrants living in Singapore as the local community in Singapore, as this is necessary in order for us to accurately portray and for readers to understand the highly cosmopolitan nature of Singapore.
We have highlighted and classified the different aspects of locals’ lifestyle in seven broad categories: Singaporean Homes, Schooling, Leisure & Entertainment, Singaporean Identity, Foreign Immigrants and Transport. Altogether, these categories introduce multi-aspects of the lives of our local community.
Since a picture speaks a thousand words, we have made it a point to include photographs (taken personally by our team members) to reinforce or describe the content that we have narrated on regarding the lives of our local community. This will guarantee that information and viewpoints are presented in a more interesting and comprehensive way.
We hope that our project will help readers from all over the world understand more about Singapore and know about the lifestyle of the common local (or non-local) in Singapore, as well as the Singapore culture. Hopefully, our project can also arouse the curiosity and interest of readers about Singapore, and give them reason and meaning to make a visit to Singapore.
Social Sciences & Culture
Jan. 12, 2009 - May. 04, 2009