I would argue it's oftentimes the opposite. Making friends with people of different cultures means you can learn so many new things. And I'm not sure about you but personally my opinions and habits differ a lot from my friends. And that's a good thing. It seems pretty riddiculous to me to not be friends with someone because they eat different food or spend their money differently.

Indian and malay are typically Muslim in Singapore so they pray several times a day and go to the mosque on Friday. The Chinese do not share the same routine as they are usually free thinking, Christian or Buddhist here.

So what? You can have friends you go to church with and friends you don't go to church with.

Eating different foods doesn't seem like a problem either. In a restaurant you just order different foods and otherwise you can bring your own food. Also eating different types of cuisine is great.

You can always go for a vegetarian meal if you don't eat a certain type of meat.

I don't wear the same things as the people around me and why should I?

Does Singapore not have a universal language? And if not just speak english. My friends also speak different languages but that has never been a problem in my life and never a reason not to meet up with someone.

At this point I'm just repeating myself over and over again but I don't get why these differences have to separate people. I like sharing new things with the people around and I like learning new things from them. Having a diverse social group is not something unachievable. It's pretty normal in most countries with a diverse population. And least in the west afaik.

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