The Heritage Center focused mainly on testimony from early migrants. There was something sad about all these migrants’ broken dreams. Not many made the fortune they came to seek.
And from China Town, it is easy to wander into Little India, which is right beside it and where there is again more delicious food waiting to be tasted.
It is in one of those restaurant that some Americans working in Singapore came to my defense quite unexpectedly. I was sitting alone at my table, and they were sitting at the table next to mine. Seeing that I was alone, every once in a while to would make small conversation with me.
At one point, the server sat another single traveler at my table without bothering to ask me. I suppose to them it was not very profitable to have me occupy a whole table by myself. That traveler turned to the Americans next to me and asked if it was ok for him to smoke. The Americans then rebuked him, saying something along the lines of: “You are asking the wrong person here. You might not have noticed, but there is someone else at your table who hasn’t even been asked if it was ok for you to sit there in the first place.”
I’m happy they spoke up for me and I’ll admit I was touched by their action.