Totally in agreement with your analysis. Thanks.LOL, we'd be thanking our ancestors if Singapore doesn't stab us in the back the first chance it gets. Going against the US? No way in hell, not until the US is actually no longer in the picture, at which point China won't really need a base there anyway.
Now, for their own interests, Singapore doesn't want outright conflict between the US and China, but when the chips are down there's no doubt in my mind which side they'd be on. Make no mistake, Singapore is the single nation most hostile to Chinese interests in the ASEAN, and I am counting Vietnam. For its own self interest, at least, there's a limit as to how far Vietnam will go in dancing to the US' tune... Singapore asks 'how high' when Uncle Sam asks them to jump.