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Title Floating on a Malayan breeze : travels in Malaysia and Singapore / Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh.
Imprint Singapore : NUS Press ; Hong Kong [China] : Hong Kong University Press, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource (viii, pages) : illustrations (some color), map, digital file
Note "First published by Hong Kong University Press"--Title page verso.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Vadaketh, Sudhir Thomas -- Travel -- Malaysia.
Vadaketh, Sudhir Thomas -- Travel -- Malaysia.
Vadaketh, Sudhir Thomas.
Singapore -- Economic conditions.
Malaysia -- Economic conditions.
Singapore -- Social conditions.
Malaysia -- Social conditions.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1: Forgotten histories; 2: Two countries separated at birth; 3: The end of dominance: Part I; 4: The end of dominance: Part II; 5: Not civil enough; 6: Alibaba and the thieves; 7: Some are more equal than others; Plate 1-16; 8: Colour matters; 9: The influx of God and migrants; 10: The joy of families and security; 11: The stress of work and city life; Epilogue; Notes; Index.
Summary 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.
Other Title Print version: 9971696479 9789971696474