For a country that fiercely defends its independence when criticised about press freedom and human rights, we are virtually led by the nose when it comes to following cool innovations from Western countries. Just like in Singapore, the folks who implement these policies over in the US have little idea of the challenges on the ground.

The usual narrative is that this is something that will help us keep up, failing which we would fall behind the rest of the world. Sometimes, it’s better to fall behind than to march along with the other children as they follow the pied piper of Hamelin.

Dental Phobia by Chan Joon Yee