Synopsis by Sally Barber
The five-part series Asia Today offers an in-depth look at the forces catapulting change throughout Asia. It includes accounts of economic, cultural, and social development occurring in large cities and small villages within five regions. Part five, Malaysia & Singapore, provides a look at two distinct modern Asian cultures. It explores the cosmopolitan Singapore, where East meets West, electronic industries flourish, and white beaches lure the young and old. Also, the program visits Singapore, a diverse culture contrasted by its severe laws and striking temples. Other videos in the series include China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand/Vietnam.