"Although the movement isn’t exactly catching fire in Malaysia, Saturday’s gathering at least was bigger than a similar meeting called for Saturday in Singapore that mainly was made up of journalists and photographers wondering where all the protesters....." - WSJ[Link]
We cannot interpret the no show by Singaporeans at Raffles Place as a lack of problems in Singapore. We have the highest income inequality among developed nations - higher than many of the countries where there were protests. There is serious structural unemployment and deep unhappiness with the large foreign influx. We know from the Lehman Minibonds saga - an event that affected people in Hong Kong and Singapore - people here are subdued in their response and most will not get involved if it is not something that affects them directly. When we had political detainees, we don't see people protesting their decade long detention because people were afraid of becoming detainees themselves.
The police issued a very clear statement that any gathering at Raffles Place is unlawful [Police warn against unlawful Occupy Raffles Place protest]. The police warns the public not to be "misguided". There is a real danger for those involved in such protests that they will be labelled as anarchists by the mainstream media and humiliated as instigators who disrupted public order when they have legitimate concerns about the current system like those of citizens else where in the world.
Nothing happened at Raffles Place today. A sad reflection of the repressive political climate, draconian laws, and a citizenry that has capitulated to the belief that they cannot change, shouldn't try to change, shouldn't be bothered to change what is not right about our society today.