Singapore PM draws laughs in US speech
It is not polite to poke fun at another country (PRC) just to get a laugh in an official speech in US. It was in bad taste. And worse, the joke is a worn out second hand one. He should look for a new speech writer.
However, SG is well regarded by ordinary foreigners, judging by their comments.
Very little crime in Singapore due to the swift justice system. If you do the crime, the punishment is not put off for years with the government paying for your defense. Foreigners are only allowed to purchase a small percentage of land because they don't want them to have control of their country - We should take a lesson from them, instead of selling our country to the highest bidder! This country has gone from rags to riches and they know how to protect their country and their people.I went to Singapore and loved it! The govt watches what you do, but it's clean, environmentally friendly, hardly ANY crimes! Just imagine walking at 12 at night back to your house with nothing to worry about! That's Singapore!They have the right to brag. Even US cannot match their progress and vision. I love that country.Lee Kwan Yew was one of the greatest leaders who consistently went for what was good for the people of Singapore rather than pander to people with narrow vested interests, or political correctness, or foreign interests. Countries will be so much better if the rest of us had such enlightened leaders.Singapore was the cleanest nicest foreign city i have traveled to wonderful freindly people and the food courts brimming with everything omg it was so fun...i would go back in a secondThis is a true leader caring not about special interest but helping the people. The streets are clean and safe, the children are well mannered and education is a priority.
I've been there,had a blast---You could walk around with thousand dollar bills, full display, and not worry about getting mugged at 2:00 am in the morning---Why so Safe,,,they do not tolerate any kind of stupidity or crime---Thy all speak English very well ,,which is mandatory in school..