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View Poll Results: Who is most Pan-Asian, drawing from diverse peoples across Asia, in your opinion.
Dubai 4 14.29%
Singapore 18 64.29%
Honolulu 4 14.29%
I don't really think you can compare the 3 in this way. Or they are equally "Pan-Asian" 2 7.14%
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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Three cities in the world, who are Pan-Asian in different ways, but which do you think brings together cultures from all of Asia, West to East together most?

These three might be odd to compare since they have been influenced by Asian cultures in vastly different ways. Dubai mostly has foreign workers from other parts of Asia, from Filipinos to Indians, but they aren't exactly integrated since they are workers so maybe it's not the best example. But it can still represent a region where many Asians work and live, albeit not get along necessarily.

Honolulu is an odd choice since it's an American city but it's an American city heavily influenced by Asian culture and settlement which is odd for a Western/Anglo city.

Then again, Singapore is also Anglo/Western in a different way, being a British-ruled city state. Singapore also draws upon disparate Asian groups in a multicultural city.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Singapore. Almost every Asian nationality is represented, and the city has a strong Chinese, Malay, Indian, SEA AND Middle Eastern (albeit smaller) contingent. There are also quite a few Korean and Japanese people.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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Three cities in the world, who are Pan-Asian in different ways, but which do you think brings together cultures from all of Asia, West to East together most?

These three might be odd to compare since they have been influenced by Asian cultures in vastly different ways. Dubai mostly has foreign workers from other parts of Asia, from Filipinos to Indians, but they aren't exactly integrated since they are workers so maybe it's not the best example. But it can still represent a region where many Asians work and live, albeit not get along necessarily.

Honolulu is an odd choice since it's an American city but it's an American city heavily influenced by Asian culture and settlement which is odd for a Western/Anglo city.

Then again, Singapore is also Anglo/Western in a different way, being a British-ruled city state. Singapore also draws upon disparate Asian groups in a multicultural city.
Singapore was a British ruled city state but now no longer.. Just want to clarify that...
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:02 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I think Honolulu is an interesting mix and a true melting pot of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino influences as well as the American and native Hawaiian elements. I've heard that Hawaiian cuisine like the plate lunch is a true mix of different Asian cultures and that the cultures have really mixed together to form a unique Hawaiian culture whereas in Singapore the different ethnic groups live in the same city but don't really mix. 25% of the people in Hawaii are also multiracial and the Asian population is mixed between the different Asian groups.

Also if this poll includes Dubai which isn't in the Asia-Pacific region, maybe San Francisco and Vancouver should also be included. Los Angeles has a large Asian population but overall it feels more like a Mexican/ Latin American city.
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:56 AM
 
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How can Honolulu be a pan asian city? it's not even in Asia!!!

From the list Singapore, Dubai is a pan-arabic city.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:12 AM
 
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Honolulu is Asian due to large number of Asian Americans living there, most with East Asian ancestries and Filipino. Other Southeast Asians, South Asians, Central Asians and West Asians are rare. Hawaii's Asian Americans are too westernised, most not born and grown in Asia and may not speak Asian languages fluently. Visitors are mostly from East Asia too and in fact it is considered a long flight from East Asia to Honolulu.

Dubai's population is multicultural, differs from Hawaii that most of Dubai's population are not citizens of the UAE, Western and South Asians are much more than East Asians there.

Singapore's official languages are English(European), Chinese(East Asian), Malay(SE Asian), Tamil(S Asian) with a large number of foreigners from different Asian countries and other continents.
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I think Honolulu is an interesting mix and a true melting pot of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino influences as well as the American and native Hawaiian elements. I've heard that Hawaiian cuisine like the plate lunch is a true mix of different Asian cultures and that the cultures have really mixed together to form a unique Hawaiian culture whereas in Singapore the different ethnic groups live in the same city but don't really mix. 25% of the people in Hawaii are also multiracial and the Asian population is mixed between the different Asian groups.

Also if this poll includes Dubai which isn't in the Asia-Pacific region, maybe San Francisco and Vancouver should also be included. Los Angeles has a large Asian population but overall it feels more like a Mexican/ Latin American city.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Madrid
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Honolulu is kind of the gateway of the Pacific, between Asia and the USA (North America). This rose from the tens of thousands who were brought here in the 19th century from Asia to provide inexpensive labor on building projects, and work in the sugar cane and pineapple plantations. They've since grown to represent a significant portion of their population, and various Asian influences and cultures can be seen in almost every aspect of life in Honolulu.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:47 AM
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Should Dubai count? Aren't the Asians second class citizens there and the ruling class all non-Asian?
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:52 AM
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62% of Honolulu residents have some Asian ancestry, 44% only Asian ancestry. Asian population is disportionately Japanese (1/3) and Filipino (1/3).

Think Singapore should win this.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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How are we defining this? Is it in geographical Asia? Is it a percentage of population regardless of location? Is it the ethnic Asian make up regardless of population?
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