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Majulah Singapura

By 9 August 2015Blog
SG50

Reflecting on 50 years of Singapore

I was awoken this morning by the nationwide SCDF siren at 9am and I took my phone to listen to the broadcast of Lee Kuan Yew Proclamation of Independence followed by the National Anthem and the National Pledge. I briefly thought about the wonders of technology and perhaps a little too reliant on my smartphone which I am definitely fortunate enough to be able to afford it.

It was a good day to walk about around Singapore and appreciate how far we come while thinking about the future. Sure there will always be things that are not so good about Singapore, but there are also things that we love about Singapore.

Public transport is free today and it’s my first time seeing the MRT gantries gate being left open. Thankful for those who are working today to keep Singapore safe and operational. For better or for worse, our city never sleeps.

I went to two places today, firstly The Little Red Brick Show (SG50 Edition) which was a great display of Singaporeans creativity and skills by building many iconic Singaporean items and places from Lego bricks. It is a reminder of the diverse talents we have here in Singapore. Secondly Google Shophouse which was a display of the future and perhaps it was a reminder that we must continue to innovate and build on our progress in order to stay relevant.

In the words of my favourite national day song: This is home, truly.

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