SG50 CELEBRATION ESSAY

Made in , it was broadcast on local radio and TV channels, and marked at 82 grassroots-led National Day observance ceremonies islandwide. With interest group for music lovers, nice songs with beautiful lyrics can be translated and shared. My grandson due next month, and who will be 50 when Singapore celebrates its th anniversary, can only say he was born a few months after Mr Lee passed away. They included items used for games like erasers with countries’ flags on them and capteh weighted shuttlecock and snacks such as muruku and haw flakes. Such is the age gap that most of the people who worked with him have passed on and those who worked directly under him have long retired. A group of senior citizens exercising at Bishan Park. He said rugged society, and that was our identity during my generation’s youth.

For food-lovers, we can have a recipe exchange where different races can learn from one another and improvise, such as making Halal dumplings and adding some Indian spices. English language has become such an essential platform for communication that many children in Chinese families do not speak Mandarin unless it is absolutely necessary. Under its “50 Bridges” programme, a series of arts and community engagement events were presented to Singapore. Such is the age gap that most of the people who worked with him have passed on and those who worked directly under him have long retired. Some of the short videos the project produced based on the contributions went viral after they were posted on the irememberSG Facebook page. Most amazing is how far and fast we have progressed from third world to first world country with a strong economy and a high quality of life. The note highlights Singapore’s history, transformation and future, while the gold colour reflects the country’s golden jubilee, MAS said.

Most amazing is how far and fast we have progressed from third world to first world country with a strong economy and a esay quality of life.

It included the “50 Walls” project that saw Australian street artists painting walls in hawker celenration, Housing Board blocks and schools in heartland locations, 50 performances by Australian theatre companies across Singapore and 50 barbecues islandwide, where 10, steaks were given out to Singaporeans. We may look, from the outside, to be less orderly and consensual than in the past.

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Many personal stories, one Singapore identity

You are the entire ocean, in a drop. Our achievements in nation-building are contributed by working together as a team and playing our role in society, regardless of race, language or religion. After all, civil society is not a disciplined army; it is not an organised orchestra producing the soothing melodies of a lovely symphony.

An openness and acceptance of foreigners – and indeed, of other Singaporeans who may be different from the mainstream in various ways – can perhaps become celberation defining characteristic of our identity. Like a bowl of salad, mixing more vegetables or fruits add flavour when their taste complements one another. Identity is what you are attached to, what you would fight for, what you care about. The home-grown cinematic project by seven of Singapore’s award-winning film directors was declared an acclaimed hit within days of its limited release in July.

Many personal stories, one Singapore identity, Opinion News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

This project has amassed almost”memories” since it began in We can create our own identities even as we celebratuon certain common characteristics. Copyright – The Online Citizen So what is my identity? Each of us represents the collective identities and histories which make up our ocean and on which we shall continue our journey together.

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Ms Penny, who is visually impaired, in a video shown at the Unseen Memories exhibition. Today, I daresay, Singapore comprises multiple identities. Every year, National Day Parade attendees receive a goodie bag. Our leaders will walk among and not ahead of us; they will be part of, and not simply lead, the national conversation. Istana and Rashtrapati Bhavan – the respective official residences of the presidents of Singapore and India – were the subjects of the joint stamp issue with India.

It was the first synchronised National Day observance ceremony.

Recognise, not avoid, our differences – an essay for SG50 – The Online Citizen

This is because identity is not a static snapshot of a people, frozen in time. I am fortunate because I am a privileged, Chinese, heterosexual, male businessman.

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But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. Our identity may have started more as a “rojak” salad than as an artificial Merlion but over time even the “rojak” salad will evolve further, with new and unusual ingredients, while the Merlion remains an unnatural and static animal, says Mr Ho Kwon Ping.

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Such is the cycle of life, of persons dying and babies being born. A group of senior citizens exercising at Bishan Park. Keepsakes like a figurine of Singa, the iconic mascot of the Singapore Kindness Movement, also featured in the tote bag.

To the extent that in our initial years Singapore was almost synonymous with Mr Lee Kuan Yew, he defined our national identity and we looked towards him for signals on how to behave, to think, to view ourselves. With interest group for music lovers, nice songs with beautiful lyrics can be translated and shared. There are existing cultural classes conducted in English but more information should be provided to avoid erroneous assumptions. I’m not sure; and I will always remember that Mr Lee Kuan Yew once told me to my face that the only smart thing I sssay did was to marry a Singaporean – because he was wise to know that through Claire, I would find a sense of home.

Our low crime rate makes me feel safe walking down the street. Ms Yeo, who worked in finance for 25 years, said: Celebraation grandson due next month, and who will be 50 when Singapore celebrates its th anniversary, can only say he was born a few months after Mr Lee passed away.

Schools or community clubs should continue to conduct more bilingual cultural activities.