CARS, CONDOS AND CAI PNG: CLASS IN SINGAPORE
While we all subconsciously judge others according to class markers, and have immensely complex mental rulebooks to guide the assessment, no two people's individual visions of what constitutes class ever overlap completely.
Following a recent controversy about the teaching of class-related issues in social studies classes, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy was keen to find out more about Singaporeans' perspectives on the matter.
We asked 538 ordinary Singaporeans to write a few sentences on the kind of person they would see as high class, and a few on the kind of person they would see as low class. The responses were unfailingly smart, witty and touching, and provided material for a 40-page statistical breakdown of the qualitative data relating to a complex and ever-changing concept.