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Old 02-20-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Mumbai
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I would say Mumbai is highly westernized. A good example would be the city's many bars, restaurants, music festivals and entertainment options. With this city housing some of the richest folks on the subcontinent, an aspirational lifestyle and a penchant for luxurious western brands has been present here for the longest time. And if you are rating English as being a major factor, then well, Indians speak the best English and the city has even produced a world famous writer - Salman Rushdie among many others!
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Old 03-03-2016, 05:13 PM
 
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The CBD of Hong Kong is full of english speaking westerners and westernized asians both day and night, people of different races are highly visible, consisted of both expatriates and visitors. Many restaurants and bars in the area only have english speaking staff and menus, therefore few locals dine there.

Dubai and Singapore are also similiar, but english is much more widely used. Other major Asian cities are much less westernized or international in culture, due to fewer number of foreigners and visitors.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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How can the epitome of corruption and a quasi-dictatorship be "Western" in terms of politics?

Unless you are comparing the Philippines to Latin America, then I guess you have a point.

Japan is by far the most western country in Asia as far as politics go. It's a democracy with a (relatively) low level of corruption. Or perhaps India.
Model of politics is what I'm talking about.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Most Philippine cities! We are majority Christian and our ex-colonial masters the Spanish and Americans both left quite an imprint on the local culture.

Besides that I'd say Singapore and Hong Kong.
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Old 03-14-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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Most Philippine cities! We are majority Christian and our ex-colonial masters the Spanish and Americans both left quite an imprint on the local culture.

Besides that I'd say Singapore and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong was, even in the British colonial days, very Chinese. It was only the expats who lived in Western ways and probably a small population of upper class Chinese.

Hong Kong is basically an English rule of law based country nowadays run by Chinese with an overwhelmingly Chinese population living a somewhat hybrid East-West culture.


Singapore is basically a more refined version of Hong Kong and probably slightly less Chinese.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: World
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I am not sure if Kolkata should be on the list.

Your thread title talks about "western culture" and I would definitely disagree with any assertion that Kolkata is heavy on the western culture.

Your actual post itself expands it to "colonial culture" followed by a "strong British legacy". Agree with the latter but not the former (not sure what "colonial culture" means).

While you would see a lot of British influence in West Bengal, or for that matter, with rest of India, as far as administration, education etc. is concerned, it is pretty much limited to that. Western culture has penetrated India, but not pervaded it yet.

Infact, all your points in favor of Kolata can be applied on New Delhi too, and would infact make more sense there. Delhi is choc-a-bloc with buildings from the British era. Cricket is a religion in New Delhi, unlike in Kolkata where it shares the throne with soccer. Also Kolkata happened to be the epicenter of British Rule in the beginning but later on, it was shifted to Delhi, which also is the capital of modern India.
Actually Bombay (Mumbai), Calcutta (Kolkata) and Madras (Chennai) has more British Legacy then Delhi. Delhi was already Mughal Capital of India and had his own culture. On the other hand, it was Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai which were founded by British Raj and these cities still have European legacy- ports, Hotels, Clubs, Colleges, Cathedrals, Huge Railway Stations, Parks and European era Bungalows and Cantonment areas. One can add Rangoon and Karachi also in the list.
Soccer is a religion in Calcutta and it became famous as when Indian clubs started beating European Local clubs, it gave them a sense of pride. Same thing one can say about Cricket in Mumbai.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:49 PM
 
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Singapore
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:11 AM
 
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Tel Aviv
Vladivostok
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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Manila and Cebu
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Hong Kong
Shanghai
Kuala Lumpur
Macau
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