25 Jun '11, 2pm

"Potong Pasir is a town divided".

"Potong Pasir is a town divided".

by: Howard Lee and Benjamin Cheah / You’ve heard it before. The slum of Singapore, the dirty neighbourhood, the run-down poorer cousin of modern housing. Such associations have often been cast on the township of Potong Pasir, that enigma of Singapore politics that has held out against the temptations of modernisation for the privilege of being the longest-standing bastion of the opposition voice. We began with a healthy dose of skepticism, and decided to see for ourselves, as well as provide a first-hand account to readers, if Potong Pasir is anything like what it has been made out to be. Our first cursory glance would not surprise you much, as you would have heard it often in online forums: Potong Pasir is old, but not the dirty, dilapidated back-water town it has been suspected of being. It is old, but not in the sense that things are falling apart. In fact, the town is ...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/06/potong-pasir-the-peop...

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