The Straits Times
Published on Sep 29, 2012

Chasing the Singapore dream: Yes, I'm for it

This article first appeared in MyPaper on Sept 27


We belong to a fortunate generation that is reaping the prodigious benefits of globalisation and technology. It’s so easy to move from one part of the world to another these days. And everyone’s doing it.

With all my heart, I would love to take on the adventure that comes with living overseas, too. I would love the independence, the freedom, the change. To be young and reckless – yes, I’d like that very much.

Yet, in the long run, I’d still like some place to which I can return.

Not long ago, a letter by a 20-year-old Singaporean conveying his thoughts on choosing to live abroad was circulated online.