Since they slumped to a two-run defeat against 30, scotlands bid to get a spot at next seasons T20 World Cup in Australia got off to a losing start.
Scotland had eight with four wickets in hand over by the final to trump the 168-6 of Singapore – but missing three wickets in four balls to finish in Dubai 166-9.
Calum Macleod (44) dropped to the next ball of the 20th finished, with Safyaan Sharif dismissed from the penultimate ball after which Alasdair Evans run away of the final shipping.
Scotland had raced to 70-0 indoors eight overs thanks mostly to George Munsey (46 off 25 balls), whos hoping to be selected by means of a side during Sundays inaugural draft for The Hundred.
Surendran Chandramohan (51 off 55 balls) top-scored for Singapore, while Sharif and Josh Davey picked up two wickets apiece for Scotland.
The top six sides at the World Cup Qualifier will achieve next years tournament proper, together with New Zealand, Australia, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The qualifiers and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the first circular will combat with, with the best four then connecting the rest of the sides at the Super 12s stage.