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56 Reasons To Love Singapore

As we celebrate our sunny island turning 56, here are a list of 56 things that our SGN community loves and miss the most about our little red dot! Whether you are an overseas Singaporean missing home, an expat living in our sunny island, or just a fellow patriotic Singapore, thank you for sharing with us all the reasons why you love SG!

By SGN | 3 August 2021

01
“As cliche as it sounds, I love Singapore because I feel the safest & most at home here 🇸🇬”
– @herohow
02
“I love the variety of makan places we have! I definitely miss not speaking efficiently (aka Singlish) 😂”
– @ppyz, Pearlyn Pah, Singaporean living in Copenhagen, Denmark
03
“I definitely miss my family & friends, the hawker centre, the weather and most of all, the atmosphere.❤️ I love the food, the weather, the sights and sound, most of all the people. 🙌❤️😍”
– @fslharris, Fiona Harris, Singaporean living in Glasgow, Scotland
04
“Missing family, loved ones, hawker food, curry puffs, pandan cakes and a whole lot more!❤️”
– @khuizi, Huizi, Singaporean living in Hong Kong
05

“What I love most about the show was that it had bits of Singapore that I missed so much and some even forgotten. There were so many familiar sights and sounds like Tiong Bahru, the CBD, the sound of kopi being stirred, the Teochew play and the infamous pineapple tart cushion. I could still recognise the celebrities by just their voices. Dick Lee singing ‘Home’ was the icing on the cake. Happy 56th Birthday Singapore!”

Ching, Australian in China who previously lived in Singapore
06
“I miss being a student and getting excited for national day because of half day and getting to sing our iconic songs, bc THIS IS HOMEEEEE, TRULYYYYY, WHERE I KNOW I MUST BEEEEE 🇸🇬”
– @jellygxx
07
“Love the pragmatism and resilience! Even though things are difficult but to always make good decisions for the better even if it might hurt at the moment.”
– @gaylewhaley, Gayle, Singaporean living in Singapore
08
“I love the stability, ease of moving around and having good food on every corner!😍”
– @melmellysmiley
09
“1: Family and friends 2. Food”
– @elisadjuhar, Elisa, Singaporean living in New York
10

“🙌🙌 sorely missing being overwhelmed by hawker centre food choices 😅”

– @rebeccagyeo, Rebecca, Singaporean living in London, UK
11
“Durian, laksa, carrot cake, otah, friends, relatives and more!”
– @adalinelau, Adaline Lau, Singaporean living in Hong Kong
12
“What I love most— the diversity of food (and oh so affordable!!) What I miss most— family, friends, the familiar sights, very affordable and efficient public transport!”
– @iawnave
13
“Love the support network and variety of food 🙌❤️”
– @daphinely
14
“Definitely the food and how things open late at night!”
– @capiiisco
15

“I love how we call everyone aunty and uncle even though we don’t know them 😂 and the true Singapore spirit shines when we help each other in a heartbeat! Love the feeling when I see “welcome home” at Changi airport after being away ❤️”

– @fiona_loh, Fiona, Singaporean living in Singapore
16
“Missing family, loved ones, hawker food, cuStepping on board an SQ plane with the warm greet from your fellow countrymen, when the little red dot starts to show up thru the airplane windows, the smell of changi airport, the cab ride to nasi lemak and the humid air that hits you once back out in the open 😍”
– @ahealingyogi
17
“The familiar smell of the SG air once we step into the airport, the foods and all my family.”
– @tifernie
18
“FOOD AND CHANGI AIRPORT 😍”
– @euniceeunite
19
“Love the Singapore spirit! 🇸🇬”
– @yan_mei_
20

“I miss strolling around the city: finding books at Bras Basah Complex then walk to the museums all the way to Chijmes, staying at hostel in Chinatown and having dim sum at People’s Park Centre then tabao chicken rice to the hostel, going around the city looking for kopitiam and chicken rice, queuing at the MRT Stations and trying to find places with that small pocket map, also miss sitting at Starbucks Fullerton and watching sunset. I guess I miss SG a lot 😂”

– @tine.simanjuntak, Tine Simanjuntak, Indonesian living in Bandung
21
“Nostalgia swelled whenever I see the familiar faces of store owners in the heartland areas, smell the durian scent in the summer airs, and stand on this land that groomed us. Words always fail when we try to quantify why we love. I love Singapore, simply because she is my home.”
– @singerporean
22
“The olden days when I was just a small kid wondering around my neighbourhood playing on the swing going down slides.”
– @_justplainoldmuffinss, Dorcas, Singaporean living in Singapore
23
“I love that Singapore has a garden city vision, botanic garden, parks and pcn 🌿 so many outdoor activities all year long 🥰”
– @berilgc, Beril, Turk living in Singapore
24
“I love our sunsets that stretch across the country!! especially on drives home on the expressway. all of us at different parts of sg but under the same sky 🌅 and posting the same insta stories 😂”
– @phoollielse
25

“I love the convenience of our mode of transport, safety, multiracial food, theme parks and how well we are taken care of especially during this trying times! The kampong spirit where everyone tries to do their part to help out the different communities!(:❤️”

– @xuefenn_, Xuefen, Singaporean living in Singapore
26
“Definitely the local delights and my family. 😋 Appreciate the convenience of our transport and security, especially so after returning from overseas.😂 Found more interesting places in our little red dot to explore during this pandemic. Happy 56th birthday, Singapore! 😍”
– @jomel31
27
“I love how we can speak different language and dialect in one sentence and still understand each other. I miss how convenient it is to go anywhere with public transport. 🇸🇬 Love Singapore, my home forever.”
– @kayouti
28
“Miss all the food & well-connected public transport 😢”
– @txcwx
29
“I love that everything in Singapore is so convenient! ❤️❤️”
– @slothcattos
30

“I miss my family!”

– @clafaire, Clarie Ng, Singaporean living in Copehagen
31
“I miss my loved ones, hawker food & the special “at home“ feeling.❤️”
– @cuddlesfish
32
“I miss watching my nieces and nephews growing up and my parents growing old 😢”
– @jerryclim, Jerry Lim, Singaporean living in London, UK
33
“My family and friends, and FOOOOD 😍 🔥”
– @jie.jiechew
34
“I miss my grandpa and grandma, my friends and all the delicious foods in sg, especially Sambal stingray.”
– @mythopurrkins_the_boardgamecat
35

“My family and my friends. But what I will miss this year is our family tradition of watching NDP together over dinner. Maybe we will it watch virtually on August 21st!”

– @ccseekit, Connie, Singaporean living in Shanghai
36
“I miss my friends but particularly most is my family. Even my 8 year old girl misses her maternal grandparents! Next is the local food 😢”
– @phoebe_beezy, Phoebe Ng-Purcell, Singaporean living in Christchurch
37
“I love the food and all my friends. And how it’s so safe here. 🔥”
– @jolene_chong
38
“I love all the amazing food, my friends & family 😍❤️”
– @bulletofthoughts
39
“Miss the food, and friends….and the shopping….!!!!!”
– @conchadelfont
40

“We love the respectful culture here, a place to feel united and a place of belonging. And of course the incredible FOOD! 😍”

– @wonderlustvlog, Jonty, Mille, Milo and Aspen, Brits living in Singapore
41
“I miss being able to see my friends in person and eating at our hawker centers having our piping hot laska , delicious chicken rice or cold teh bing.😍”
– @strawberrylavenderr
42
“I love the fact that we can have multinational cuisine in one meal! Like Chinese, Malay, India, western food all in one meal! shioks! 🤤🤤🤤”
– @ningalingalingaling
43
“I love that Singapore in multiracial and in that, multicultural! 🙌”
– @t177any
44
“The variety of food here, and our hawker culture! Just not the same anywhere else. ❤️”
– @potatoepoppypap
45

“I love and miss my friends there, the atmosphere, the weather and of course the food! 😍😍❤️”

– @desommer, Florian, Swiss living in Zurich, Switzerland
46
“I love that Singapore overhead bridges always have flower blooming”
– @euniceyxy
47
“I love that Singapore has a lot of greenery!!”
– @moonprincess87
48
“Love how safe it is in Singapore, we can run out the door to just about anywhere and enjoy park connectors, waterfronts and glorious skyscrapers.”
– @celest.lim
49
“I miss my grandpa a“What I❤️ most about 🇸🇬: It is safe (I can generally go out alone at night without worrying much compared to other countries I been to). Love the greenery landscape we have around the country. It is a food haven!”and grandma, my friends and all the delicious foods in sg, especially Sambal stingray.”
– @tunawhiskas
50

“I miss ordering food panda and having a late night meal at home with my family whilst watching a horror film that nobody understands 😢”

– @leezam.frank, Leeza Frank, Singaporean living in Germany
51
“Miss proper nasi lemak, pretty shopping malls and hanging out with my sister @nurbaya.samat 👯‍♀️”
– @grumpysoup
52
“It feels like I haven’t been home for a long time. Can’t wait for the day when I can visit home and eat all the good food and shop till I drop. 😂”
– @hepothamuth
53
“Love most (but for now) definitely miss hopping into the hawkers queuing for all the yummy 🤤 food and sitting down to eat down in the hustle and bustle of life 😢”
– @harasmi
54
“What I love most about Singapore is the FOOD; the melting pot of cuisines and how affordable good food is!”
– @kasvaaprint
55
“I miss the 21 deg weather where we acted like it was #winterinsingapore and suited up with all our winter wears 😂😂!”
– @thespace_topla
56

“Everything!!! For it is everything that come together to make Singapore our home.”

– @zhiyyuu

And there you have it – 56 reasons to love Singapore as she turns 56 this year!

For all our fellow Singaporeans and friends, especially those far away from home, we understand that during these difficult times, the homesickness hits harder. And we just want to let you know that no matter where you are in the world, Singapore is right there with you.

Happy 56th Birthday Singapore! This is home, truly❤️

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