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Any country dealing with Singapore must not assume that it is cost-free to embark on any adventures or antics against us. There will be consequences … We will do so quietly but effectively. It’s the usual Singaporean way.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan

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Singapore Singapore will take ‘appropriate measures’ to safeguard its interest: Vivian Balakrishnan
We learned it from our ancestors. Our forefathers told us precautionary signs and when we must prepare for (the storms), and we take note of these. However, our younger folks no longer use these signs and depend on the Internet instead.

Florentino Galana, who monitors the sun, moon and sea to predict the weather in his fishing village

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Honestly, seeing the refugees' situation in Malaysia, they were people who were just breathing. I thought of doing something that even if nothing changes, the achievement could be hope.

Saleh Sepas, founder of Parastoo Theatre, a theatre troupe for refugees

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Even as I grew more experienced with each passing day, it was never easy to tell whether I had sufficient milk, and naturally the doubts came. It was as if the milk was a symbol of being “mum enough”. I found myself floundering in the dark.

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This is my special country. Singapore is the first country I've played professional football in and sometimes I really feel more comfortable here than in Korea.

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I grew up with very little money and we didn’t have a lot … As a child, I treasured things – we used to go to this broken-down lot and the objects (found there) became toys to me.

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