Singapore's exclusive arrangement with Taylor Swift is not a hostile act against neighbours, according to the PM.  

According to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, an incentive given to Taylor Swift to make Singapore the lone stop in Southeast Asia on her global tour was not intended as a sabotage of the country's neighbors on Tuesday.  

While attending a regional summit in Melbourne, Lee told a press conference, "(Our) agencies negotiated an arrangement with her to come to Singapore and perform and to make Singapore her only stop in Southeast Asia.  

."It's worked out to be a really beneficial arrangement. That doesn't seem unfriendly to me."  

Swift is presently halfway through her sole Southeast Asian tour, six sold-out performances in Singapore.  

Prior to disclosing the specifics of the arrangement, the Singaporean government claimed to have granted Swift permission to perform in the city-state.  

The news infuriated other nations in the area. A Filipino congressman remarked that it "isn't what good neighbors do,"  

while the prime minister of Thailand said the grant was given under the condition that Swift's Southeast Asian tour would be her only one.  

.The tourism board and cultural ministry of Singapore mentioned last month the economic advantages that Swift's global tours had brought about because of her fame,  

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