The color Red is not my favorite but it does hold significant cultural and traditional value to me because of my upbringing. From the Chinese aspect, Red symbolizes Good Luck & Good Fortune. A Red Door or Gateway invites Abundance and Happiness so regardless of modernization &/or urbanization, Red still holds great significance.
Singapore was under the British rule for over a century and “Currant Red” was used on many significant public service points. Now, I still look out for Red post and phone boxes wherever I go.
The Samsui (三水）Women, who are my heroines, are little known globally. They were the early women immigrant laborers, who came down to Singapore from China. They vowed singlehood and did menial hard labor at construction sites … their trademark was their Red headgear.