Singapore Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old singapore quotes, singapore sayings, and singapore proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Singapore is what your city could become if everyone obeyed the rules, did their jobs diligently, and just shut up. When your city gets to be this paragon of efficiency and discipline, would you still want to live there? Singapore is a model city, which is terrific if you happen to be a model human.     

Jessica Zafra

It has to be good to live in Singapore because otherwise, nobody will stand for it.     

Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore's not a very big country. They speak with one voice, and they have a clear idea of what their regulatory environment should look like.     

Karl Iagnemma

Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It's one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It's a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.     

Anthony Bourdain

If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one.      

Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore is the happiest place in Asia.     

Dan Buettner

Singapore is a pretty special race with it being held at night; it makes a great show for the fans.     

Romain Grosjean

Singapore is a natural gateway for international firms looking to access Asia and for Asian businesses to access the world.     

Tony Tan

Getting to places like Bangkok or Singapore was a hell of a sweat. But when you got there it was the back of beyond. It was just a series of small tin sheds.     

David Attenborough

You have to understand that Singapore is quite different from Mauritius.     

Lee Hsien Loong

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

Perhaps Singapore could learn from us a more relaxed way of life.     

Aung San Suu Kyi

Singapore is an international city, and it would be a grave mistake to close our doors.     

Tony Tan

In Singapore, there may be 50 old-money families, but you wouldn't know them to look at them.     

Kevin Kwan

In Singapore, Malcolm X type of activity would be extremely difficult because the government can be very harsh on lawbreakers.     

Ian Mckellen

At least when it comes to food, there's no snobbery in Singapore.     

Kevin Kwan

Singapore is a pretty fantastic place, and the race is always a challenge.     

Romain Grosjean