Singapore and Burmese Military Junta are "old friends": President Tony Tan, 1 Apr 2013
Singapore and Myanmar are old friends. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1966, our friendship has grown and matured. Our governments enjoy good cooperation and our linkages are broadening. Our people-to-people ties are also expanding. There is a longstanding community of Singaporeans in Myanmar, while Singapore has a growing community of Myanmar professionals and students. I am heartened to note that Singapore Airlines has recently mounted flights to Yangon. With expanding air links, Myanmar is also becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination for Singaporeans. Full speech