Singapore Military Pictures Singapore is 687 sq km. It is slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC. Yet it has a huge and sophisticated weapon inventory. Why? What is its military and strategic philosophy and doctrines? Any idea? It is a Chinese majority state or a nation if you will. It head as per the constitution has to be Chinese. Therefore, with such a mighty military arsenal, is it a Chinese surrogate given the strategic importance of the Straits of Malacca or otherwise? There is no indications to suggest that they will kowtow to the Red Chinese. It uses Indian facilities to train! Its Minister Mentor advices India on many issues! Odd, what?