SEOUL: Newly—appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Grace Fu urged overseas Singaporeans to stay connected with each other and with the country.
Speaking to Singaporeans at a National Day reception in Seoul, South Korea on Friday, Ms Fu said a strong, vibrant overseas Singaporean community would be an asset to the country.
There are over 190,000 Singaporeans living abroad. About 150 Singaporeans, including students and expatriates, are in South Korea.
Even though their numbers are small, the Minister urged all of them to uphold the Singapore brand associated with reliability, competence, trust—worthiness, and a high standard for quality and safety and to be ambassadors for Singapore.
"With globalisation, the branding of Singapore is becoming ever important. Our karma is to live with our lack of resources including land. Our strategy is to keep a strategy of openness to investment and trade and be a liveable and vibrant city of choice in Asia," she said.
"We are a hub, a shining red—dot, connected to the rest of the world. You are part of our connection to the rest of the world."
Ms Fu will be Guest—of—Honour at the Singapore Pavilion’s National Day Celebration at the International Exposition Yeosu, this weekend.
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