Multiculturalism is defined as many cultures in one place. In this essay, I will discuss the effects of multiculturalism in Singapore. Singapore is considered a multicultural nation because of its different races, and cultures. The four main races are Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Eurasians. In the recent decade there are more than these races as there are also citizens from other countries, and all over the world, and I am an example.
Multiculturalism has both positive and negative effects. One positive effect of a multicultural society is that we can learn from other cultures, and that it makes getting to know people all the more interesting. Citizens of a multicultural country are also trained to be more adaptable, as we learn how to get used to different cultures and people easily, and when we are exposed to it in different countries, it does not shock us or surprise us. The negative possibilities of multiculturalism are that it could result in misunderstandings due to the differences in culture. It may lead to dangers such as racism, disharmony, biasness, disrespect, and even riots if we are not careful to respect one another’s cultures.
In the modern world today, multiculturalism is inevitable because the world is getting smaller and more connected due to globalization. People are getting more economically empowered and they have the choice to immigrate across countries, places, and cultures. Immigration policies in country have become less strict and more countries are now open to migrants, as it will strengthen the economy, allowing for multiculturalism to take place. Therefore, because this change will only happen and continue, we must not only be tolerant but also learn from and embrace one another’s differences, as we need one another in the same country, and the same members of one society.