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Old 09-09-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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That's a pity.

I don't really get what "tense international times" Singapore is having though. Are you guys having troubles with anyone? Singapore seems to get along with everyone.
Currently, no.

But we had a lot of bad experiences in the past; mainly due to the circumstances under which Singapore got its independence.

there was joint military exercise by our 2 neighbours, that occurred in 1991 right exactly during our National Day.

It involved an airborne assault by paratroopers by our neighbours.

It was provocative: the military exercise choice of codename, which i won't reveal here, as well as the choice of a drop zone just 18km from Singapore, and the scheduling of the airdrop on Aug 9th - Singapore's 26th National Day, resulted in mobilization of reserve units.

there is also the issue of the South China Sea too.

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Old 09-10-2015, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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Currently, no.

But we had a lot of bad experiences in the past; mainly due to the circumstances under which Singapore got its independence.

there was joint military exercise by our 2 neighbours, that occurred in 1991 right exactly during our National Day.

It involved an airborne assault by paratroopers by our neighbours.

It was provocative: the military exercise choice of codename, which i won't reveal here, as well as the choice of a drop zone just 18km from Singapore, and the scheduling of the airdrop on Aug 9th - Singapore's 26th National Day, resulted in mobilization of reserve units.

there is also the issue of the South China Sea too.
1991 was a loooooooooooooooooooong time ago. I really don't think either Malaysia or Indonesia is in the position of invading anyone. Especially not a country that has such close relations with some of the major powers out there, mainly the US. That feels like paranoia to me.

And according to my knowledge, Singapore is not in the SCS dispute...and frankly even if you were, it wouldn't matter, it's not like anyone lives there or would want to live there. We have like an island(seems like the fattest one) and honestly no one gives a **** about it at all. We can basically just hand it to Japan or some random country a la Iceland for the sake of pissing China off lol. That'd be hilarious.

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Old 09-10-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Yup. That was Operation Malindo Darsasa 3AB conducted by Indonesia and Malaysia in Southern Johore. The codename was Pukal Habis, Malay for " total wipeout ". Pretty ominous at the time. I'm old enough to remember when Indonesia sent Marines to Singapore in the mid 60's and bombed the McDonald House on Orchard Rd. Since then things have mellowed out. Would imagine China looms larger as a potential threat now.
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Yup. That was Operation Malindo Darsasa 3AB conducted by Indonesia and Malaysia in Southern Johore. The codename was Pukal Habis, Malay for " total wipeout ". Pretty ominous at the time. I'm old enough to remember when Indonesia sent Marines to Singapore in the mid 60's and bombed the McDonald House on Orchard Rd. Since then things have mellowed out. Would imagine China looms larger as a potential threat now.
It does, the last thing international trade passing through the SCS is to get blocked thanks to an "incident"
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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1991 was a loooooooooooooooooooong time ago. I really don't think either Malaysia or Indonesia is in the position of invading anyone. Especially not a country that has such close relations with some of the major powers out there, mainly the US. That feels like paranoia to me.

And according to my knowledge, Singapore is not in the SCS dispute...and frankly even if you were, it wouldn't matter, it's not like anyone lives there or would want to live there. We have like an island(seems like the fattest one) and honestly no one gives a **** about it at all. We can basically just hand it to Japan or some random country a la Iceland for the sake of pissing China off lol. That'd be hilarious.


But seriously, 95% of ASEAN's maritime trade passes through the South China Sea; and the entire SCS is really international waters; the moment there is some of kind of military incident in the SCS, maritime trade becomes a lot more difficult.
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