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There are some LFS and individual hobbyists (like Aquoi) who consciously pattern their tanks on the Japanese "Zen" approach, with results that can be spectacular - and here Less really is More (with deceptively simple layouts that belie the effort behind them).

But I would hazard to say that Singaporeans are a pragmatic lot not given to philosophising - if something works and looks good, that's good enough. Of course there are small groups of hobbyists who veer into more specialised areas, e.g. crypts, echinodorus, Eriocaulons, mosses, etc..... but I would say it's not possible to nail down any fixed "school" of aquascaping per se, particularly since new influences from Japan, Taiwan and the US flow in easily. And when a new plant (e.g. Eriocaulons, Ludwigia sp. 'red') comes along, many people turn to it for the novelty value, or just to see if they can succeed in growing it.

Some Taiwanese influence is also evident (with a few LFS specialising in Taiwan-style layouts). Personally though, I find these tanks too "fake" looking, with their scapers having a concept of "natural-looking" that stems from classical Chinese landscape paintings and bonsai setups.
 
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