Under the Singapore-ASEAN youth fund, it aims to foster ASEAN unity in ASEAN youths and promote greater awareness of ASEAN internationally. The Fund supports partnerships among ASEAN youths and Youth Sector Organisations (YSOs), thus contributing to greater understanding and closer ties within the ASEAN community.
Bilateral relations is a relationship that only involves two countries, thus its risky as there’s no “backup” countries to count on. Also, Singapore and its partnering country might be encountering the same problem, and so there might not be enough assistance to counter the problem.
International relations on the other hand, involves too many countries. There is a higher chance that disputes would arise, and too many opinions might get out of hand. When there’s too many countries, the attention placed on Singapore would be lesser. This would affect the effectiveness of this diplomacy and in turn affect Singapore.
Regional relations is the best for Singapore, as she is part of the Southeast Asia region, thus they have similar needs and thus, when problems arises, they would be able to solve it more effectively, making the relation more efficient and beneficial.