Singapore's Failed Occupation

Almost two weeks after Singapore's “Occupy” protest turned out to be an utter failure, nearly alone among Asian cities, the city-state’s political observers are still trying to figure out what happened. Bloggers have looked at Occupy (fill in the blanks) protesters in Wall Street, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and Greece, many of whom are still in their sleeping bags and tents. In Singapore, the Raffles Place site where the protest was to take place saw almost nary an occupier despite the fact that Singapore’s international financial community is as developed and presumably culpable as any in the world.

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