Despite all of her shortcomings, Singapore has been and will be home to millions of people, who otherwise wouldn’t have another place to go.

So what makes a home? Well, chance and inertia mainly.

But also a host of other everyday, inconsequential stuff. Such as the following 48 items on this list.

If any one of them puts a smile on your face or a tear in your eye or a song in your heart, good.

 

1. Singapore can be so very pretty
beautiful-sunset-singapore
Source: 9gag.com

Runaway capitalism aside.

 

2. She is starting to mix the serious with the fun
halloween-pap
Source: The Butter Factory Facebook

Especially during Halloween.

 

3. No, seriously, she is starting to loosen up
NEL-spiderman-batman
Source: 9gag.com

This picture made it internationally.

 

4. We still own Malaysia at football
msia-cup-1994-01
Source: YouTube

Malaysia Cup 1994 winner

 

LionsXII-01-01

LionsXII-01-02
Source: YouTube

Malaysia Super League 2013 winner

 

5. We are becoming more creative as the days go by
drive-thru-singapore
Source: 9gag.com

Problem solvers, these guys.

 

6. We can always count on her to give us what we need
cold-storage-discount

Such as the best discounts during periods of inflation.

 

7. We can still find our way around the rules
mrt-trolling

mrt-trolling-02

Or practise trolling.

 

8. We have the space to act out sometimes
ajc-kissing-girls
Source: 9gag.com

But we still turned out okay. We are quick to judge and just as quick to forget.

 

9. We commit typos of the worst kind and still embrace them
fairprice-typo

Despite English being our First Language.

 

10. We have the best zoo
singapore-zoo

The Singapore Zoo is still the most awesome in the world.

 

11. We are starting to appreciate irony more
political-suicide

And the role of coincidence.

 

12. Anyone, regardless of nationality, can pay it forward here
give-up-slippers

Like this Korean guy who gave his slippers to the old lady on the bus.

 

13. Our values can change with the times
guide-dog-singapore

And we are becoming kinder and more accepting.

 

14. Although it can also be baffling at times
sleeping-on-NEL

 

15. We are still discovering our history
penis-panic-singapore

All the strange, fascinating facts that weren’t exactly taught in school.

 

16. Like, for example, we invented chili crab
chili-crab

 

17. Speaking of school, we live for silly rivalries.
waffles-institution

 

18. The conservative segment still feels safe here
sex-violence-familyvalues

 

19. And the minorities are standing up to be counted
pink-dot

 

20. We have our own unsolved mystery
sembawang-hot-spring
Source: Wikipedia

Sembawang Hot Spring is our only natural hot spring, dispensing 131ºC water. The exact source of the spring remains unknown.

 

21. We have full mastery over the urban environment
parkour
Source: Superfly Monkey Dragons

We build it up. And then we parkour.

 

22. Two words: Mustafa Centre
mustafa-centre

Source: Flickr

 

23. Community cats, community cats everywhere
stray-cat-sg

There is even a Facebook group called Cat Molester that documents the cute furry ones.

 

24. We are raising a new breed of lion-hearted youths
syafiq-the-slasher-01

syafiq-the-slasher-02
Source: Youtube

syafiq-the-slasher
Source: Facebook

Republic Polytechnic student, 20-year-old Syafiq “The Slasher” Samad, has evolved to take Singapore Mixed Martial Arts world by storm.

 

25. We lionise those who stand up for the people
ong-teng-cheong
Source

 

26. We are finding our voice and our film-making sensibilities
anthony-chen-ilo-ilo
Source: Ilo Ilo Facebook

 

27. We have certainly found our own sense of humour
bread-pitt

 

28. Our inside jokes
human-cb-fairprice

Like how we sniggered really hard at this

 

29. Our innate creativity that runs amok
bottomslim-singapore
Source: 9gag.com

Yeah, looks about right.

 

30. Our increasing civic-mindedness
mrt-queue
Source: Nathaniel Koh Facebook

Faith in humanity restored.

 

31. Our unity against adversaries
redbull-flugtag
Source: Shihui Facebook

Such as this ERP gantry at the Redbull Flugtag held at Sentosa in 2012. We cheered aloud together when we let gravity destroy the thing we despise.

 

32. The worst ad placements
mind-your-body-ad-fail
Source: 9gag.com

FAIL.

 

33. The gentle reminders
sim-lim

 

34. The improvisations
tudung

 

35. The smells
geylang-serai
Source: Flickr

 

36. The unspoken permissiveness
joo-chiat
Source: Flickr

 

37. Our own superhero
jenny-quantum
Source: Wikipedia

Jenny Quantum.

 

38. And our own super hero name
batman-suparman

Erm, ya.

 

39. The bromance. Definitely the bromance.
bromance-gordon-ramsay
Source: 9gag.com

 

40. We already know Singapore so well

chinatown-singapore
Source: Wikipedia

We won’t fall for tourist traps.

 

41. The unglamorous corners still get to us
sungei-road
Source: Wikipedia

Sungei Road, for example.

 

42. You actually look forward to the comfort of the Changi Airport arrival hall
changi-airport
Source: Flickr

Whenever you are away for too long.

 

43. This song
home-dick-lee-01
Source: YouTube

 

44. This guy who sings for free food
guy-sings-for-food-01

guy-sings-for-food-02
Source: YouTube

 

45. We owe it to those who went before us that they did not die in vain
our-glorious-dead

To live our lives to the fullest. So that we can have our jam-packed concerts.

 

46. We are linguistically diverse
linguistic-singaporean
Source: YouTube

If you know this movie, you’re awesome.

 

47. The people and things that went before
ang-mo-kio-dragon-playground
Source: Remember Singapore

I know I’ll often stop and think about them.

 

48. Above all else, you and me

the-people-of-singapore
Source: The People Of Singapore Facebook

 

Maybe you’ll find another 90 reasons why you love here.

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