Reinventing Singapore
I was shocked to see the cover depicting an American family with the heading "Singapore's New Look" [June 4]. It gives the impression that the country is losing its Asian identity and becoming more Western. Much as we welcome tourists and professionals to visit or make Singapore their home, some questions linger in the mind: What numbers of foreigners—by nationality, age and profession—are working in the country? Have they taken up citizenship or permanent-resident status? How many Singaporeans have emigrated since 2000? Obviously, some concern from the locals is expected. A follow-up report would be enlightening.

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