Top 121 Singapore Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Singapore Quotes from famous people such as Pavel Durov, Pritam Singh, Tan Cheng Bock, Kevin Kwan, Lee Hsien Loong, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Pavel Durov
For the longest time, the state discourse in Singapore has eschewed any reference to welfare. Similarly, the state has tended to place meritocracy on a pedestal. Political leadership has tended to frame both issues in the extreme, with welfare representing the bad, and meritocracy representing the good.
Pritam Singh
I’m prepared to mentor any political group, even PAP chaps can come to me, I’ll still mentor them. Because the objective must be very clear: you want to train people who will be good MPs. MPs who will think of Singapore first.
Tan Cheng Bock
I was born on the island of Singapore, and I grew up there until I was 11 years old, when I was forcibly removed by my dad and planted into suburban Houston. I was in shock for the first year and then began to really love it – but didn’t love it quite enough to stay.
Kevin Kwan
You have to understand that Singapore is quite different from Mauritius.
Lee Hsien Loong
The first play I did was a funny one called ‘The School for Wives’, by Moliere. We were wearing the ugliest wigs and the worst costumes you can ever imagine to try to recreate 17th-century France in Singapore. But I got my first real pay cheque from that. I was very happy taking that cheque to the bank.
Ng Chin Han
My main mission when I became Prime Minister, was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going. So, I’m happy with what I’ve done for Singapore.
Goh Chok Tong
When it comes to Singapore’s sovereignty, there can be no doubt where the WP has stood and will continue to stand. We stand with Singapore.
Pritam Singh
Through his long, productive career, Paul Theroux has mixed nonfiction books about exotic travel with novels set in exotic places. Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Honduras – he lives in and writes about places most of us never see.
Floyd Skloot
We know India is very focussed on black money; it is a very high-focus subject and we have been very careful to make sure the investments into India are legitimate. There is no ’round-tripping’ or hot money or bad money being funnelled through Singapore.
Lee Hsien Loong
In Singapore, Malcolm X type of activity would be extremely difficult because the government can be very harsh on lawbreakers.
Ian Mckellen
There is the perception that the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis has certainly not included adjectives that are more commonly associated with the Singapore government, such as clarity and decisiveness.
Pritam Singh
I am drawing my inspiration from resource-constrained developed nations like Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Dubai in attracting global investments. Compared with them, Andhra Pradesh has more resources to leverage on.
N. Chandrababu Naidu
Within less than an hour of arriving in Singapore, it was clear we had arrived in a country where eating has been elevated to the status of a national pastime.
Fiona Bruce
If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one.
Lee Kuan Yew
I built bridges and worked for the army and SAS in Vietnam and Zimbabwe. I also sold watches and Jaguars in the Philippines and Singapore. In 1977, I returned to civil engineering and was posted to Muscat.
Bob Christo
In Singapore, I want to go to the water park on Sentosa Island.
Peyton List
At least when it comes to food, there’s no snobbery in Singapore.
Kevin Kwan
Singapore has been incredibly well-managed. It was created out of the swamp, with a strong emotional idea: a safe place for mostly Chinese, but accepting other cultures and other races.
Nicolas Berggruen
We want to build a compassionate and truly democratic Singapore where good values and people matter.
Tan Cheng Bock
The pride I feel in representing my people, no matter where I am, is never going to diminish. I could be in Hong Kong, Singapore, Egypt or even Las Vegas, I’ll always be representing my people.
Jay Sean
But, as a kid, I was travelling. Africa, Singapore, Australia, America, South Pacific, Philippines, France – I spent two years in each place and eventually made my way back to Edinburgh University for five years.
Angus Macfadyen
As borders take time to reopen, we will make sure the Government spends our reserves to nurture strong local businesses. To grow local supply chains. And to encourage innovation. This is important because local businesses will be Singapore’s growth catalyst in our post-COVID economy.
Tan Cheng Bock
But I have this vivid memory of flying over Borneo down the coast to Singapore. It was a two-hour journey in those days, and I remember looking out the window for two hours at this amazing canopy of unbroken jungle beneath me.
Clare Rewcastle Brown
I grew up at a time in Singapore – the ’70s and ’80s – where it was still possible to go riding around the island barefoot. And I was one of these kids that was just climbing trees and running around the neighbourhood.
Kevin Kwan
There is a real risk of a parliament dominated completely by elected PAP MPs. Is that a good outcome for Singapore? I would suggest it’s not.
Pritam Singh
As an army marches on its stomach, I vacation on mine. And for that reason, among others, I found myself in holiday heaven in Singapore.
Fiona Bruce
Based on German prototypes, green walls and roofs are a natural idea in Singapore’s tropical environment, where mosses, ferns, philodendrons, orchids and other epiphytes literally grow on trees.
Alan Huffman
But at the end of the day, any president must try to unify Singapore… that must be in the heart of the man who wants to be the president.
Tan Cheng Bock
Facebook is blocked in mainland China, but is used heavily by the rest of the Chinese-speaking world, including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Freedom of the news media must be subordinated to the overriding needs of Singapore, and to the primacy of purpose of an elected government.
Lee Kuan Yew
To put it bluntly, there isn't one economic theory that

To put it bluntly, there isn’t one economic theory that can single-handedly explain Singapore’s success; its economy combines extreme features of capitalism and socialism. All theories are partial; reality is complex.
Ha-Joon Chang
Countries in Asia – Singapore, certainly, but many other countries too – are good friends to both China and America, and we would like to be good friends with both.
Lee Hsien Loong
It’s tough, because I come to Singapore, and people say I’m not Singaporean, and I go to England, and people say I’m not English. It’s really hard to find your place, not just in the entertainment industry, but in life.
Jessica Henwick
India, Pakistan, China, Singapore and South Korea are heavily investing in nuclear arms. Since 21st century is the century of Asia, Asian countries should be the first ones to drop this arms race.
Óscar Arias
There’s nowhere that looks like Singapore; it’s absolutely beautiful on a purely aesthetic level.
Lisa Joy
I was always going back and forth between Singapore and the U.K.
Jessica Henwick
I experienced the heat when I was playing for Madrid. If we went to places like Sevilla early on in the season it was unbearable. Usually you can feel it on pre-season tours in places like Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta. The humidity levels are unreal, but this is different, the first game of the World Cup.
Steve McManaman
The Singaporean speculative tradition is different. Singapore doesn’t conceive itself as the centre of the world or the one country that’s going to save the world, so there’s a different tone that comes out in the way speculative fiction is done. That’s refreshing to read.
Ken Liu
In Singapore, I’d spend the majority of my time at hawker centres because the food there is incredible.
Jessica Henwick
Growing up in Singapore, I wasn’t allowed to visit China. So when I was finally able to go there after the country began opening up to tourism in the 1990s, I found it to be utterly astounding.
Kevin Kwan
Singapore is one of my favorite races, and the city is great.
Daniel Ricciardo
Urban design as a discipline barely exists in most American and Canadian cities. In Singapore, there are innovative transportation strategies at work.
Moshe Safdie
I’m part Spanish. My paternal grandfather came from Spain via Singapore to Manila. On my mother’s side it’s more mixture, with a Filipino mother and a father who was Scotch Irish-French; you know, white American hybrid. And I also have on my father’s side a great-great-grandmother who was Chinese. So, I’m a hybrid.
Jessica Hagedorn
I was born on the island of Singapore, and I grew up there until I was 11 years old, when I was forcibly removed by my dad and planted into suburban Houston. I was in shock for the first year and then began to really love it – but didn’t love it quite enough to stay.
Kevin Kwan
I’ve never been invited to do an exhibition or do a talk in England, except once, about 10 years ago. I’ve given talks all across Canada, many in the United States, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan – but not England.
Brian Wildsmith
When I first came to Australia, one thing that struck me was how everything closed early. Singapore is very much a 24/7 place. You can get good food any time of the day – in the middle of the night, even.
Ronny Chieng
The risks of piracy spreading beyond the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, off the Somali coast, and in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore and beyond are substantial.
Peter Middlebrook
Our regular fitness programme means that the race lasting longer than others should not be a problem, but something you have to prepare for in Singapore is ensuring you always keep well-hydrated, as the heat and humidity can easily dehydrate you.
Romain Grosjean