I don’t know why Singapore has a reputation of being such a law and order place. I lived there a while, and while not being able to chew gum and watch Sex in the City on cable infringed on my civil liberties, overall it has to be considered a very hedonistic place to live. I am always amazed by people who think of it as a boring place. Of course, I like Taiwan much better.
The PAP is finally realizing that without gum, diverse expats, and gradual social liberalization, they are going to lose more and more business to the mainland and Malaysia. Now, I just wish they could allow freedom of the press!!!