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On the a single hand, Singapore’s 1st prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was reportedly proud of being called “the greatest bloody Englishman east of Suez” on the other, there is an understandable want to display a pride for genuinely Singaporean cultural elements such as food. A single region in which this tension manifests is the use of Singlish, which is officially discouraged by the government via its “Speak Very good English Campaign”, but is typically employed deliberately by all strata of society as a suggests to display “Singaporean-ness”. Sensitive challenges in Singapore include things like immigration, politics, race, religion and...