I was as well, Saint. Mine are 25 & 30 now. Singapore is still as recalcitrant as ever on the issue. According to an officer at ICA who I've been acquainted with for the past 20+ years, the only country that poses a legal problem is the US as they are the only one who actually automatically acquire citizenship just by registering the birth of a US citizen born abroad with the US Embassy. In the old days they were actually given a proper Birth Certificate and not a naturalization certificate or somesuch. Not sure what is given today, but both of my children have two "birth" certificates as citizens of two countries by birth.Saint wrote: However, I'm convinced that by the time this becomes an issue, Singapore Gahmen would have realised that dual nationality should be allowed, whether initially only when obtained through birth like my boys and the OP's would be a good first step.
What Singapore CAN and WILL do, if one does throw it up in their faces and try to test their system, is revoke their Singapore Citizenship, deport them, and ban their entry for life. I, personally, don't know why anybody would want to tilt at their windmills as it's a sure lose situation. My son had to register for both NS in Singapore and the US Selective Service as well. While the USSS has been mothballed since 1975 and the US has a completely volunteer military, if he didn't register, he could be prevented in receiving certain grants, points regarding government employment and other benefits accorded to those who registered. My son is now out of the Navy here for just over one year. Hasn't done him any harm at all.