Floating on A Malayan Breeze
Travels in Malaysia and SingaporeeBook - 2012
What happens after a country splits apart? Forty-seven years ago Singapore separated from Malaysia. Since then, the two countries have developed along their own paths. Malaysia has given preference to the majority Malay Muslims?the bumiputera, or sons of the soil. Singapore, meanwhile, has tried to build a meritocracy?ostensibly colour-blind, yet more encouraging perhaps to some Singaporeans than to others. How have these policies affected ordinary people? How do these two divergent nations now see each other and the world around them? Seeking answers to these questions, two Singaporeans set o.
Publisher: Singapore : NUS Press ; Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, ©2012 (Baltimore, Md. : Project Muse 2012) (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 online resource (viii, pages) :) : illustrations (some color), map, digital file