In the middle of Singapore's Business District lies the busy and very interesting neighborhood of Tanjong Pagar. The name is Malay and means "cape of stakes". It was once an enclave for Chinese and Indian dock workers and has become a colorful and multifaceted district. In the middle of this neighborhood you find Tanjong Pagar Plaza, a small shopping and merchant site that accommodates the huge housing and apartment complex provided by the Housing and Development Board (HDB).
Tall apartment buildings make living close and in the city center still affordable. Cultural and social facilities support the harmonic live of so many people with different ethnological and religious backgrounds. Small shops, food stalls and child care centers make these apartment complex a city on its own.
Behind closed doors, behind the clean facade, we might encounter a different world. Questions arise on how a live in this metropolis is perceived by the people who actually live there? Is it the perfect place or is it only the mechanisms established for a harmonic live that enable this apparent peaceful community? Questions that seek for an answer and can only be explored at a deeper look.