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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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
Its a FINE Country
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!!!
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.
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.
Last edited by night86mare; 13th November 2008 at 06:40 PM.