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The Reds in ASEAN

I’ve been a Red since the Kevin Keegan days; hailing from The Little Red Dot which being a small country, no doubt do not have the numbers for a meaningful subgroup. (There could be others but the only fellow countryman in TIA that I am aware of is Gasband).
Our immediate neighbors up north - Malaysia - is host to a sizable LFC fanbase but I feel expanding this thread to all of the Association of South East Asian Nations will be more impactful with the much greater critical mass.
So, fellow Asean Reds, do make your presence in TAN known here.

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Woohoo!!! Reporting in

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Checking in from Vietnam :slight_smile: Horrible time to follow matches this season, hope everyone’s health can keep up. Just this week alone 3 consecutive matches at 2am - 3am on weekdays.

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Xin chao! :grin::grin::grin:

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@gasband I understand Singapore has compulsory military service. Would you explain how it functions?

@Iftikhar yes in short, all males, citizens and 2nd generation PRs, are legally required to be conscripted to the army, when you are 18 (age differs from personal cases). Trying to escape it results in prison time. Very few cases get a legal exemption. We serve generally 2-2.5 years full time. And after that, obliged to serve for short call ups ranging from days to weeks, every year for 10 years or up to age 40

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I’d be half in this if you count my time studying in singapore in the 90s , we did get a PR and had to leave the country primarily because of the compulsory national service option and also the problem with having to choose hindi as a language to study in.

Also spent some of my working time again in singapore.

Beautiful little place and great food

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And we did surrender our PR

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Singapore is the only country I have ever been to :blush:.

You’re both welcome to revisit the Little Red Dot anytime convenient. :slightly_smiling_face:

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And this year is the only in 10 years that I haven’t been there, due to COVID. My brother in law is Singaporean, too bad he’s a Man Utd fan.

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Hmm I thought Indians in Singapore would study in Tamil? As that is one of the four official languages in Singapore

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Nope. There is an option to study other foreign languages as well , hindi being one of them.

Unfortunately for me , my native lingo, telugu isnt in that. So for me to study hindi suddenly at primary school was tough. Telugu is similar to Tamil but the standard of Tamil was very high (for someone who isnt a tamilian to cope up). Parents didnt want me learning french or something though

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Isn’t Tamil Sri Lankan not Indian?

Not being pedantic are trying to stir up trouble, just genuinely not sure so am interested to know

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Tamil is a language. There are tamil speakers in both india and srilanka and now across the world. But essentially , it is an Indian language (as in the origination point)

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Ah, thanks.

I always thought it was just spoken in Sri Lanka. so I’ve learned something today

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It is one of the main languages in srilanka. Not surprised why you would think so. The lankan tamils pretty much migrated across the world (mainly due to the lankan civil war )

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Which city/province are you from?
I visited HCM briefly a decade or so ago.

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Hanoi. Better weather for 3 months a year.

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I love the vibes in Hanoi more than HCM. Visit Hanoi a few times a year for work. Recent favorite for watching football was New York bar just outside of Old Quarters.

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