Saturday, August 09, 2014

Singapore, May You Shine Forth and Glow

August 9 is a special day. On this day, Singaporeans celebrate National Day, which marks the independence of the country.

Singapore gained independence in 1965. In the span of 49 years, the island nation has grown into a cosmopolitan city and global financial center. It is also home to a population of over 5 million people. In Singapore, people of different races and religions live together in harmony. This year, Singapore honours and thanks its pioneer generation for their contributions. The pioneer citizens had overcome many great challenges to build the Singapore we see today. They contributed to the nation in all different areas, in many different ways. Without the pioneer generation, their dedications and efforts, Singapore will not be successful today.

Singapore has many success stories to share. But, the best is yet to be. The country celebrates its golden jubilee in 2015. And as the baton passes on from one generation to another, inheriting the spirit of their pioneers, united and committed, its people will thrive and take Singapore to new heights.

To many of its friends, Singapore is passionately known as the little red dot. On its 49th birthday, I wish for this little red dot to shine forth and glow.

To greater heights! Majulah Singapura!