Singapore National Day 2011

Singapore National Day 2011

It is time again for Singaporean to celebrate the Singapore National Day. Today marks the 46th Singapore Independence Day since the declaration of independence by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew back then in 1965.

This year theme is “Majulah” which means going onward, going forward.

Singapore National Day Video

Enjoying our Home:

Home, sung by Kit Chan

Home, sung by 39 Singapore singers (2011)

Home video

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message

P.M. Lee Hsien Loong delivered the National Day Message on Monday, emphasizing on the achievements Singapore has made since the 2008 global economic crisis. P.M. Lee said:

“GDP grew 4.9% in the first half of 2011, while unemployment remains low at 2.1%. Despite some risks on the horizon, we project steady growth of 5-6% for 2011.”

After 2008 crisis, Government has made significant measure to protect Singapore by introducing Job Credit, Economic Strategies Committee, and Grow & Share package.

P.M. Lee also noted that Government are building more HDB flats, adding more MRT lines and buses, and moderating the inflow of foreign workers and immigrants. While P.M. Lee mentioned that Singaporeans come first, he added not to turn negative on foreigners as Singapore has prospered by open to the global world.

P.M. Lee also mentioned global trends including China & India as the leader of Asia, Europe’s debt problem, and sluggish US economy. P.M. Lee expect “more rapid change and surprises” in the next few years.  P.M. Lee is inviting new ideas and plans to come forward from Singaporeans, particularly from new generation of Singaporeans. P.M. Lee emphasized for Singaporeans to be united in response to this major challenge.

P.M. Lee conclude by saying “I wish all Singaporeans a happy National Day”

Singapore National Day Fireworks

Enjoy the fireworks later in the evening. If you are unable to go downtown, you can tune to live streaming at NDP official website.

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