Catching up with Singaporeans in Sydney

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking a wefie with Singaporean students in Sydney yesterday, at a reception for overseas Singaporeans held at the Shangri-La Hotel, in conjunction with his visit to Australia to attend the Asean-Australia Special Summi
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking a wefie with Singaporean students in Sydney yesterday, at a reception for overseas Singaporeans held at the Shangri-La Hotel, in conjunction with his visit to Australia to attend the Asean-Australia Special Summit.     About 300 Singaporeans working, studying and living in Sydney attended the reception.     In his brief remarks, Mr Lee noted that the Singapore-Australia relationship is "a very intense engagement and connection", underscored by cooperation and exchanges at many levels. He added that around 300,000 Singaporeans visit Australia, and around one million Australians visit Singapore, annually.     "There are a lot of things we are doing together, Singapore and Australia. We cooperate economically, we do a lot of business. Australian companies are in Singapore, Singapore companies are here. We have people exchanges, cultural exchanges, defence cooperation. Our Singapore Armed Forces servicemen often go to Rockhampton... on Exercise Wallaby, they know some parts of Australia quite well," he said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Catching up with Singaporeans in Sydney'. Print Edition | Subscribe