25 episodes

"Livin' it up in Lion City!" is a podcast about life in the sunny island of Singapore, where friends and I talk about our experiences and our takes on stuff happening on this little red dot.

I'm a guy from India living in Singapore for close to a decade, and this podcast is an attempt at understanding Singapore outside of the old and tired narratives that it's "boring", "soul-less", "lacking culture" etc etc. While I generally disagree with such sentiments, I find that these opinions are widely held, both among Singaporeans and foreigners, so this is a loose exercise at finding out why.

Emphasis on the word "loose" - in the end, it's just a bunch of friends and I having a coupla beers and talking about anything and everything. We're not experts, celebrities, or captains of industry - this is all about regular conversations, with regular people.

Hope you enjoy this little podcast!

Living it up in Lion City! Livin' it up in Singapore

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"Livin' it up in Lion City!" is a podcast about life in the sunny island of Singapore, where friends and I talk about our experiences and our takes on stuff happening on this little red dot.

I'm a guy from India living in Singapore for close to a decade, and this podcast is an attempt at understanding Singapore outside of the old and tired narratives that it's "boring", "soul-less", "lacking culture" etc etc. While I generally disagree with such sentiments, I find that these opinions are widely held, both among Singaporeans and foreigners, so this is a loose exercise at finding out why.

Emphasis on the word "loose" - in the end, it's just a bunch of friends and I having a coupla beers and talking about anything and everything. We're not experts, celebrities, or captains of industry - this is all about regular conversations, with regular people.

Hope you enjoy this little podcast!

    25. Understanding Cultural Intelligence with Ling Ling Tai

    25. Understanding Cultural Intelligence with Ling Ling Tai

    I seek to understand what cultural intelligence means, with Ling Ling Tai, a seasoned learning and development professional on increasing intercultural awareness, and cultivating inclusive workplaces. She's the founder of Culture Spark Global, that focuses on exactly this, and also the host of the podcast Leaders of Learning, which is the top podcast in South East Asia on personal and organizational development.

    https://www.culturesparkglobal.com/

    https://leadersoflearning.asia/

    • 45 min
    24. Understanding Xenophobia in Singapore: Part 2, The Nature of Local Discomfort over Foreigners

    24. Understanding Xenophobia in Singapore: Part 2, The Nature of Local Discomfort over Foreigners

    This is Part 2 of the series on "Understanding Xenophobia in Singapore".

    This episode, we analyze the nature of local discomfort over foreigners in Singapore.

    More links to references can be found on the website.

    http://livingitupinlioncity.com/podcast/understanding-xenophobia-in-singapore-part-2-the-nature-of-local-discomfort-over-foreigners/

    • 44 min
    23. COVID19, and the Dehumanization of Chinese People in Popular Culture

    23. COVID19, and the Dehumanization of Chinese People in Popular Culture

    Recent conversations with friends and observations around social media have highlighted the pervasive "otherness" of Chinese people in popular culture, during the COVID19 coronavirus crisis, and even outside of that. Rooted in history, propaganda and internet culture, I try to understand why people struggle to find Chinese people "relatable".

    • 25 min
    22. Understanding Xenophobia in Singapore: Part 1, The History of Immigration and the events that built up the anti-foreigner narrative

    22. Understanding Xenophobia in Singapore: Part 1, The History of Immigration and the events that built up the anti-foreigner narrative

    This is Part 1 of the series on "Understanding Xenophobia in Singapore".

    In this episode the history of immigration in Singapore, and various events along the way that built up the anti-foreigner narrative here. As a foreigner myself, I believe it's important to understand the hows and the whys, and how to deal with the situation.

    The list of sources I used can found in the podcast website link below:

    http://livingitupinlioncity.com/podcast/xenophobia-in-singapore/

    • 37 min
    21. It's 2020! The State of the Podcast - what's been going on last year, and what you can look forward to this year

    21. It's 2020! The State of the Podcast - what's been going on last year, and what you can look forward to this year

    Happy new year!

    It's 2020, and I talk about some of the cool things that happened last year, and some things you all can look forward to, this year.

    Enjoy!

    • 17 min
    20. Livin' it up in Geylang!

    20. Livin' it up in Geylang!

    Geylang is widely known as the 'red light district' of Singapore, a den of sin and debauchery that should be given wide berth, as common wisdom goes. What's it really like though? Friends and I talk about the history of this infamous neighbourhood, and personal experiences living here.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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