Unity means togetherness. It’s about bringing the different qualities and characteristics that people possess, and joining them together, to create strength and solidarity. Singapore has always prided itself on being a rich tapestry of many cultures. There are people from all walks of life who call Singapore home. It is this diversity and inclusivity which has not only enabled them to face the most recent challenges, but also to look beyond. In this episode, culinary anthropologist and TV presenter Nithiya Laila creates unity on a plate.
Resilience is being able to stand strong and steadfast through difficulty. It’s having the ability to still shine, even when you’re stood in the shadows. Singapore is the greenest city in Asia, and there is no greater metaphor for resilience, than the beautiful and hardy greenery that thrives within our city walls. It is this nature that inspires art and culture; and reminds us that even in a cosmopolitan city, that nature can still flourish, with a touch of resilience.
Singapore, also known as the Lion City, is a place where the traditions are strong, the culture is strong, the people are strong. This strength and ambition are proven by the city-state becoming one of the world’s largest hubs for technology, transport, and trading. As a country, they may be small in size, but they are mighty in spirit.