The kind of relationship that Canada has with America ought to be an inspiration for the one between Malaysia and Singapore. I know this is a long way off but the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Never mind if we sometimes have to reverse direction, but we must want to get there or we never will.
When I was living in Dubai, you can't distinguish Malaysians from Singaporeans. We watch out for each other regardless of whether you are Malay, Chinese or Indian. I still fondly recall our conversation with a Malay Malaysian family at the food court. We were strangers but we related like we were from the same home country.