"And what better proof of our commitment than in our whole-hearted approval,even appreciation in my family's case,of National Service - the "offering" of our beloved offspring to die,if necessary,for our adoptive country - something we never dreamt of doing in our native lands? This is the ultimate decider for many of us who come from systems where the state makes no such impositions on us. That we willingly accept this even when we do have a choice is the proof of our commitment - if any was needed."
- Shobha Tsering Bhalla
CEO / Editor-in-Chief of India Se online magazine
"Racial harmony is an active process where people have to want to engage and deepen their understanding of cultural similarities and differences. At the end of the day,when we ask ourselves who we are,we don't call ourselves Chinese,Malay or Indian. We call ourselves Singaporeans,and that is what matters."
- Dorcas Chong
"Like any father,my personal dream was to provide a safe and happy home for my children. We want our children to be part of Asia's booming economies and Singapore is a great location for them. They will be exposed to diverse languages,religions and experiences. I greatly appreciate that my children do not need to go to schools that have metal detectors at the entrance."
- Larry Medina
Global Financial Controller