From temples to mosques: Celebrating multicultural Singapore

Republic's peaceful multi-religious communities are one aspect of life here that strikes international students as special

When I was a student in London, my walk to the train station took me across a patch of green colonised by two flocks of pigeons. There were white pigeons in one group and blue-grey birds in the other. Never did I see a white pigeon join the blue-grey group, and vice versa.

The clustering was so marked, a photograph of the birds in the park would have made an apt illustration for tribalism.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2018, with the headline 'From temples to mosques: Celebrating multicultural S'pore'. Subscribe