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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I also agreed with you. We have many bests!

    I also respect individual act of appreciation and concern.

    But please correct me if I am wrong, we are generally shy. We feel unconfortable when we say it out.
    yeah... but others already saying our heads are very big liao... dun thin it's a good idea to proclaim we have huge heads. hahaha
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    I would prefer to think that we are a small nation compared to many other countries, so we have to be humble when making reference to our country. But we also must try to highlight or emphasis our "best" to attract more investments and trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    I would prefer to think that we are a small nation compared to many other countries, so we have to be humble when making reference to our country. But we also must try to highlight or emphasis our "best" to attract more investments and trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm View Post
    I would prefer to think that we are a small nation compared to many other countries, so we have to be humble when making reference to our country. But we also must try to highlight or emphasis our "best" to attract more investments and trade.
    Also agreed. Maybe we should be more humble.

    But I just feel good when I say it out loud and clear not to boast but to express how I feel about my nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    ....if you don't like the place. Find one that suit you. Why be miserable?
    We welcome you to Australia.

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    We welcome you to Australia.
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    I love my country. It is a great nation!



    Although, it's kinda sad that quite a few of my peers fail to see this

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    Its a FINE Country

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    Karaoke with the kangaroos.
    Not forgetting the koalas, kookaburras, wombatts, musangs, buayas, orang utans etc.

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    ....orang utans etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Not forgetting the koalas, kookaburras, wombatts, musangs, buayas, orang utans etc.

    orang utans in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    orang utans in Australia?
    In Australia everywhere you go got orang and everywhere also got utan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    You try living in another country for a couple of years... and you'll know.
    I did!!! I lived and worked in China for 4 years... so what's you point??

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    Then again, I would like to qualify.. I love my country.. just not the govt, and especially not the political party called ***. Mind you, many of you might think that they are one and the same. But they are not!!! Country, government and *** are separate entities. They just want you to think it is the same.

    So when they use the people's money to buy vote, that is plain wrong!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    our dear leaders see no need to blow own trumpet, there is a good reason not to.
    I'm wondering if we're living in the same universe. As I perceive it, Singapore (both population and leaders) tirelessly boast about their achievements, worlds-class this, -hub and -polis that, and other countries (supposedly including Russia) are eagerly sucking up Singapore's infinite wisdom and grandiosity.

    There are many good things about Singapore, but they are so hyped up that the not-so-good things that could need improvement are overlooked and ignored. Or, attempts at pointing out weak spots are considered unpatriotic and are countered by fake arguments like "go elsewhere if you don't like it", "but we have world class this or that". This selective perception and fanatic nationalism stifle further development. If people were not so busy patting their own backs and brown-nosing their leaders, they might actually have time to see and work on some of the remaining problems.

    Humility certainly is not one of the attributes I'd associate with Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzone View Post
    which country? and why a comparison with another ctry? Isnt this a discussion of the unpopular decisions made by our leaders that benefited the people?

    Yes, Sg is a better place to live in than many other country. But is Sg a better place to live in because of the 21% increase in in electricity (SP made S$1billion last yr), increase in publin transport cost (SMRT had record profits), increase in news paper (iirc also record profit for SPH), job cuts after making over $300m in profit in a quarter?

    SP f.intance, as the sole provider of electricity has totally forgone its social responsibility to ensure another $1 billion profit this yr?
    there is no utility country in the world that doesn't make profit..

    maybe those in africa

    as of today, i have been to many different countries, singapore is one of the few where i can walk around at 2 am and feel 100% safe.

    if that isn't an achievement, i don't know what is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleWolf View Post
    There are many good things about Singapore, but they are so hyped up that the not-so-good things that could need improvement are overlooked and ignored. Or, attempts at pointing out weak spots are considered unpatriotic and are countered by fake arguments like "go elsewhere if you don't like it", "but we have world class this or that". This selective perception and fanatic nationalism stifle further development. If people were not so busy patting their own backs and brown-nosing their leaders, they might actually have time to see and work on some of the remaining problems.
    you know, the same goes for america

    europe

    blah blah blah..

    you go around the world a bit more, you start realising that everyone's the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    as of today, i have been to many different countries, singapore is one of the few where i can walk around at 2 am and feel 100% safe.

    if that isn't an achievement, i don't know what is.
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    Teban Gardens is dangerous at night. Got a lot of wasps and mosquitoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    Teban Gardens is dangerous at night. Got a lot of wasps and mosquitoes!
    That's why you have to sleep inside a net.

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