My salt’s got a Chinese pagoda on it now. And some Arabic, for good measure.
Haq-Insaf’s Eating House is a good place to get Indian food at West Coast. This is the back wall of the inside of the eating space in their shophouse unit.
Three things about it struck me.
- It’s really festive. You can’t visit this place and not feel cheerful. The whole place is always decorated for some reason or other.
- Those squiggles are all words, but I can’t read any of them. Wait, no, actually, I know two of the Chinese characters (‘spring’ and ‘fortune’). Yay.
- Hang on, why is there Chinese and Arabic? Oh, right. Because this is Singapore. Everyone celebrates Chinese New Year here. You don’t have to be Chinese, or East Asian, or Asian.
So yeah. This is multiculturalism at its best… and most opaque.