2010 National Nutrition Survey
Found typical serving rice of Singapore was 250g and that's 1/3 of Singaporean's daily intake of calories - as to 3.5% from sugary drinks.
White rice undergoes a refining process that removes the most nutritious parts of the grain. But Bhutanese Red Rice is harvested to retain both the bran (fibre-rich outer shell of the grain) and the germ (vitamin-rich inner seed of the wheat).
"Starchy white rice can overload their bodies with blood sugar and heighten their risk of diabetes."
Straits Times, "Fighting Diabetes: Why the target is white rice." 12th of May 2016
"A bowl of rice has more than twice the carbohydrates content of a can of soft drink."
"Sugar left in the blood can damage the kidneys. Much of what Asians take is refined carbs, like rice and noodles, which have more sugar."
"Asians are more predisposed to diabetes than Caucasians, so people do not have to be obese to be at risk."
Straits Times: "Diabetes: The rice you eat is worse than sugary drinks." 6th of May 2016