Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and
interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of
Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The
immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese,
Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.
facade of a modern city, these ethnic races are still evident. The
areas for the different races, which were designated to them by Sir
Stamford Raffles, still remain although the bulk of Singaporeans do
think of themselves as Singaporeans, regardless of race or culture.
Each still bears its own unique character.
The old streets
of Chinatown can still be seen; the Muslim characteristics are still
conspicuous in Arab Street; and Little India along Serangoon Road
still has its distinct ambience. Furthermore, there are marks of the
British colonial influence in the Neo-Classical buildings all around
group has its own distinctive religion and there are colorful
festivals of special significance all year round. Although the
festivals are special to certain races, it is nonetheless enjoyed by
In Singapore, food is also readily and widely available. There are lots
of cuisines to offer. We have, Chinese, Indian, Malay, Indonesian and
Western, Italian, Peranakan, Spanish, French, Thai and even Fusion. It
is very common to savour other culture's food and some of the food can
be very intriguing. Indian food are relatively spicier, whereas Chinese
food is less spicier and the Chinese enjoy seafood. Malay cooking uses
coconut milk as their main ingredient, that makes their food very tasty.