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  • Writer's pictureAudrey Chin

Immensely grateful to be a daughter of Singapore

Updated: Apr 10, 2021

It may be unfashionable but I’m shouting it out anyway –  It’s good being a daughter of Singapore. It’s something to be immensely grateful for.

I had flown from the Little Red Dot to the North Eastern USA for a wedding and then a book reading in Virginia. Unexpectedly, my country offered me a launch in their Washington DC embassy, the first of my book promotion events in the USA.

I expected a subdued cosy evening,  I found out they’d pulled out the works!

Embassy reception

This was one moment when I could not complain that my country did not cherish the written word, did not value culture. It was a beautiful evening.To not be thankful would be churlish.

Yes, it’s not fashionable to say but I am lucky. To be a daughter of Singapore … it’s something

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