Top 90 Singapore Quotes

Here we have the best Singapore Quotes from famous authors such as Dambisa Moyo, Pritam Singh, Romain Grosjean, Tony Tan, Philippa Gregory. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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If I go to Singapore, I have friends there. If they came to Zambia, they’d feel the same way. I’ve made connections, and I have friends in many, many countries.

There is a real risk of a parliament dominated completely by elected PAP MPs. Is that a good outcome for Singapore? I would suggest it’s not.

Our regular fitness programme means that the race lasting longer than others should not be a problem, but something you have to prepare for in Singapore is ensuring you always keep well-hydrated, as the heat and humidity can easily dehydrate you.

Through the outreach that I have done, through platforms, I hope to unify Singaporeans because at the end of the day, Singapore is our home. We share a common destiny, and I think all of us work together for the benefit of our country.

I don’t much like Singapore. It’s very big, very modern and very urbanised. As a rule, I prefer older places where you get a sense of the history.

Philippa Gregory
Singapore is one of my favorite races, and the city is great.

What’s wrong with Singapore is the idea that things need to be done in a certain way or not at all. Black or white. No room for alternative discussion.

I spent the first 12 years of my life growing up in Singapore. Back then, in the early ’80s, it was still a tropical island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula striving to shine on the world stage.

I was born in Singapore, and I lived there until I was 12. I had a very fortunate upbringing.

If the wrong people show their true colors only after reaching our highest offices, Singapore is finished.

For the longest time, the state discourse in Singapore has eschewed any reference to welfare. Similarly, the state has tended to place meritocracy on a pedestal. Political leadership has tended to frame both issues in the extreme, with welfare representing the bad, and meritocracy representing the good.

We know India is very focussed on black money; it is a very high-focus subject and we have been very careful to make sure the investments into India are legitimate. There is no ’round-tripping’ or hot money or bad money being funnelled through Singapore.

The project that I did betweenBoxer & Saints‘ was ‘The Shadow Hero,’ which is illustrated by Sonny Liew, an artist who lives in Singapore.

Singapore has everything under one roof. There is something for everyone, right from my kids to my husband.

We stand stoutly against all forms of terrorism, and cross-border terror is a particular problem that India has. Singapore has a problem with cross-border terror, too, because we are a very small country, and it is quite possible for an attack to be mounted on Singapore from beyond our shores.

Having stayed in Singapore for a period of time, I’ve seen how parents here have high expectations of their children because they want their kids to do well.

I was born on the island of Singapore, and I grew up there until I was 11 years old, when I was forcibly removed by my dad and planted into suburban Houston. I was in shock for the first year and then began to really love it – but didn’t love it quite enough to stay.

My uncles and my father were all in the Royal Navy. One of my uncles, as a matter of fact, was drowned in the Sea of Singapore, having been fighting for the Royal Navy behind enemy lines, Japanese lines, in the hinterland of Singapore.

China is the big economic engine in Asia, so what happens is, as China growth expands, these countries in the periphery of China, whether it be Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, they end up growing with China because they become big exporters.

Singapore is a pretty special race with it being held at night; it makes a great show for the fans.

In Singapore, I’d spend the majority of my time at hawker centres because the food there is incredible.

At the end of the day, is Singapore society better or worse off? That’s the test.

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.

The day I signed for Chelsea, I had to go around the world – from Los Angeles to Singapore, through London – and I trained. Difficult.

I do enjoy Singapore very much.

The countries who do the best in international comparisons, whether it’s Finland or Japan, Denmark or Singapore, do well because they have professional teachers who are respected, and they also have family and community which support learning.

Growing up in Singapore, I wasn’t allowed to visit China. So when I was finally able to go there after the country began opening up to tourism in the 1990s, I found it to be utterly astounding.

I went to a private school in Singapore and they had an incredible arts program. Every day I was doing something artistic.

Lynn Collins
India’s sprawling subcontinent can never become a plus-size Singapore. But perhaps we can weave together an urban web that is the equivalent of a thousand Singapores.

I try to be very current. I try to take something from everywhere I’ve been. I’ve wrestled in Japan, Singapore, China, Germany, and England. I try to bring a mix of different styles to the table.

I think if you look at the Singapore projects, we wanted to do industrial parks. They have taken very long to clear the issues of land, and these become politicised, and you can’t settle it, and eventually the project languishes and nothing happens.

Freedom of the news media must be subordinated to the overriding needs of Singapore, and to the primacy of purpose of an elected government.

I’m prepared to mentor any political group, even PAP chaps can come to me, I’ll still mentor them. Because the objective must be very clear: you want to train people who will be good MPs. MPs who will think of Singapore first.

The United States government approaches patient choice in medication as Singapore does free speech: its pronouncements sound reasonable and tolerant until you threaten its prerogatives.

But, as a kid, I was travelling. Africa, Singapore, Australia, America, South Pacific, Philippines, France – I spent two years in each place and eventually made my way back to Edinburgh University for five years.

Angus Macfadyen
I was very impressed with the street food of Singapore. I was very impressed with the dishes that they did.

We need a President who is intellectual, who is a brilliant thinker, and not only that, someone who has a heart for the people and who can represent Singapore on the greater world stage.

I’m completely taken and impressed by the planning authority of Singapore and its Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). It’s the most cutting-edge agency in the world. They have very effective guidelines for development, and they review design as it evolves.

It’s strange because pandan cake isn’t hard to make but yet it can only be bought in Singapore.

For me, any chance to serve Singapore even in its limited capacity… I would be glad to take it up and use it to serve Singaporeans.

China is a great manufacturing center, but it’s actually mostly an assembly plant. So it assembles parts and components, high technology that comes from the surrounding industrial – more advanced industrial centers – Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, the United States, Europe – and it basically assembles them.

Singapore is a natural gateway for international firms looking to access Asia and for Asian businesses to access the world.

When I first came to Australia, one thing that struck me was how everything closed early. Singapore is very much a 24/7 place. You can get good food any time of the day – in the middle of the night, even.

Whether you’re from Egypt or Argentina or Singapore or Canada, you have a need to feel important, a need to feel secure, and a need to feel loved. The culture and economics just determine how those needs are expressed.

In Singapore, there may be 50 old-money families, but you wouldn’t know them to look at them.

Singapore is likely to be the world’s first market for self-driving cars. Commercial services around self-driving vehicles will likely be in Singapore before they are anywhere else in the world.

If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one.

You have an impeccable argument if you said that Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo are food capitals. They have a maximum amount of great stuff to eat in the smallest areas.

The first play I did was a funny one called ‘The School for Wives‘, by Moliere. We were wearing the ugliest wigs and the worst costumes you can ever imagine to try to recreate 17th-century France in Singapore. But I got my first real pay cheque from that. I was very happy taking that cheque to the bank.

The area I hope we can learn most from Singapore is in the productivity and efficiency of its public servants.

Through his long, productive career, Paul Theroux has mixed nonfiction books about exotic travel with novels set in exotic places. Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Honduras – he lives in and writes about places most of us never see.

If you don’t have that Singapore core, you can top up the numbers, but you are no longer Singapore. It doesn’t feel Singapore – it isn’t Singapore – and we can issue everybody red passports, but where is the continuity?

The first play I did was a funny one called ‘The School for Wives‘, by Moliere. We were wearing the ugliest wigs and the worst costumes you can ever imagine to try to recreate 17th-century France in Singapore. But I got my first real pay cheque from that. I was very happy taking that cheque to the bank.

In my wide travels across the world and my meetings with various heads of states, be that Africa or South Asia, Singapore or in high level meetings in the U.S., U.K. or Japan, one common mention is about Dr. Singh’s extraordinary reputation as a Wise Man, an outstanding Economist and a fine Gentleman.

Telegram‘s popularity is spread evenly across continents. We have a substantial user base in Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Germany. Also in Brazil, Mexico and Guatemala in Latin America, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq and Uzbekistan, across Asia.

Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds.

Asia can learn much from Europe. Trade could be made easier in Asia, and the conditions for doing business could be improved by reducing red tape. In this regard, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea have done better than the best in Europe.

Singapore’s not a very big country. They speak with one voice, and they have a clear idea of what their regulatory environment should look like.

I’ve done a bunch of consulting; I’ve actually spent time in Singapore, England, Denmark, all over.

In Singapore, there is this life and locals and restaurants and then big casinos and an array of chefs, and even Miami is almost close to Vegas when it comes to an amazing presentation of chefs. But they don’t have these massive hotels that have become their own culinary villages.

Hamas has effectively kidnapped Gaza. Instead of turning it into the Singapore of the Middle East that was promised, they have turned it into a fortress of terror.

When material comes to me, I don’t care where it’s coming from. Japan, Singapore, China, Africa… it could be from everywhere. The material should excite me. It’s not important where it’s coming from.

Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore’s, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy.

My main mission when I became Prime Minister, was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going. So, I’m happy with what I’ve done for Singapore.

Goh Chok Tong
Our long-term dream is for Singapore to have a healthy democracy where there are two or three parties who could form a competent and honest Government.

There’s nowhere that looks like Singapore; it’s absolutely beautiful on a purely aesthetic level.

However, should any Singaporean consistently establish that he or she rejects Singapore or our Constitution or runs Singapore down with a political agenda overseas, neither I, nor the WP will stand for such conduct.

I think I fell in love with Singapore.

The political outcome that is desired is one which makes any government sensitive to the pulse of the people and their welfare, allowing any ruling party to govern without gridlock while promoting the political openness that so many of us yearn for in Singapore.

You can find fine dining in Singapore but there’s also a wide spread of local dishes available. In Singapore, I prefer to try the local bites.

When material comes to me, I don’t care where it’s coming from. Japan, Singapore, China, Africa… it could be from everywhere. The material should excite me. It’s not important where it’s coming from.

On the way back from Mumbai to go meet with President Xi in China, I stopped in Singapore to meet with a guy named Lee Kuan Yew, who most foreign policy experts around the world say is the wisest man in the Orient.

I’ve never been invited to do an exhibition or do a talk in England, except once, about 10 years ago. I’ve given talks all across Canada, many in the United States, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan – but not England.

Brian Wildsmith
Singapore is one of my favorite races, and the city is great.

India, Pakistan, China, Singapore and South Korea are heavily investing in nuclear arms. Since 21st century is the century of Asia, Asian countries should be the first ones to drop this arms race.

Our success in Singapore was a Herculean effort by the whole team. Now I am determined to deliver on all we promised. I will be watching like a hawk.

If you crave a bit of adventure and the unknown, Singapore is not for you.

The Common Core State Standards are based on the best international research. They are built on the standards used by the most effective education systems around the world, including Singapore, Finland, Canada and the U.K.

Singapore is better than Hong Kong; Hong Kong is better than Taiwan; Taiwan is better than the mainland. I’m speaking in terms of culture.

Growing up in Malaysia, there wasn’t really a problem with representation. We saw faces like ours on screen because Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China and Hong Kong all have their own film markets. It was only until I went back to the U.K. when I realized, ‘Where did all these faces go?’

As an army marches on its stomach, I vacation on mine. And for that reason, among others, I found myself in holiday heaven in Singapore.

Facebook is blocked in mainland China, but is used heavily by the rest of the Chinese-speaking world, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.

We were constantly traveling between Malaysia and Singapore, which is connected by a bridge at the southernmost end of Malaysia. In fact, when I was a child, I had to go between countries twice a day to go to school, because I was living in Malaysia at the time but attending primary school in Singapore.

In Singapore, Malcolm X type of activity would be extremely difficult because the government can be very harsh on lawbreakers.

I’ve been to McDonald‘s in Spain, Greece, Turkey, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Scotland, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and Singapore. Despite that, I’m still without a fast food endorsement, which hurts a bit because you’re not really somebody unless someone is paying for your McDonald’s.

Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.

As borders take time to reopen, we will make sure the Government spends our reserves to nurture strong local businesses. To grow local supply chains. And to encourage innovation. This is important because local businesses will be Singapore’s growth catalyst in our post-COVID economy.

My family was in Singapore when the Japanese War started. We were in Singapore at the time of Pearl Harbor, and by the beginning of 1942, the Japanese invasion of Burma and Singapore had started.

Singapore is a pretty fantastic place, and the race is always a challenge.

The U.S. has the finest research scientists in the world, but we are falling far behind other countries, like South Korea and Singapore, that are moving forward with embryonic stem cell research.