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Diner en Blanc Cooks Up a Fuss in Singapore – Southeast Asia Real Time – WSJ

I don’t know much about the Diner en Blanc tradition, but from this post it appears to reek of neo-colonial elitism. And an interesting reaction in Singapore after a blogger’s suggestion that attendees bring local foods resulted in his invitation being revoked. His response:

“You can disrespect me as a blogger, and disrespect my blog posts, but you do not disrespect my culture,” wrote Mr. Ang in a subsequent post last Friday, adding that “Singapore local delicacies are the classiest foods ever in our hearts.” His blogposts – which went viral – received so much traffic that his site was overloaded and inaccessible on Sunday evening. via Diner en Blanc Cooks Up a Fuss in Singapore – Southeast Asia Real Time – WSJ.

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