earthfriendly wrote:Thank you all for your helpful suggestions. One more reason that I love this forum.This is fine because although the authorities say they don't allow dual citizenship, they put the onus on the Singaporean to voluntarily give up his citizenship after taking on another one.
I did a search on Singapore dual citizenship and government stand is that they may exercise their discretion to take your Singaporean citizenship away if you are taking up foreign citizenship. I do not want to take the risk.
On a spiritual note, if I am not able to give my heart and soul to my adopted country, I don't see much meaning in becoming its citizen. I do admire and love the ideals that the USA is build upon but deep inside, I will always be a Singaporean. I feel better when form follows function.
I don't believe it possible for anyone in the world, to spiritually give oneself 100% to a Country other than the one you are born in, Saying that race and roots take time, to be uprooted and replanted. So when you make a big move like this, you need to think of the reasons very well before doing it.On a spiritual note, if I am not able to give my heart and soul to my adopted country, I don't see much meaning in becoming its citizen. I do admire and love the ideals that the USA is build upon but deep inside, I will always be a Singaporean. I feel better when form follows function
For future generations of your family, maybe one good reason, maybe not for yourself.
The Chinese saying that life is very much like a tree, the seed is planted, and grows! When ready it will branch out in all directions.
If we uproot the tree and replant it, there is always a chance it will never adapt to the new soil, but does it matter, because at the end of the day, the leaves will fall to the roots, one last time!
So a made a calculated effort to marry a Chinese, after 20 odd years in Denmark, I love the Country and I owe it my life, but I couldn't transfer my citizenship, because I have always missed my Country. Not the people, the rat race, but the spiritual feeling.
The countryside, the scenery, the different villages, the history. it's really a very beautiful place, with a charm of its own.
All to often i have met my own people in different Countries, they have never really adapted, they mix only with English people, and it's mostly the same for all other foreigners, But if one makes an effort to integrate, the rewards are more beneficial, one really gets involved in the culture and language, and friends are more easy to meet.
If you are married with children, then I would think life maybe more easier, depending on many factors I guess, but opportunities for branching out are there, Singapore is a little closed in, and really needs to be more internationally involved and a little less sterile. Good luck!