Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Citizens Attended.....

ALJUNIED GRC & HOUGANG SMC CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY 2009
AT PAYALEBAR KOVAN COMMUNITY CLUB
7 MARCH 2009 (2nd SESSION)

Programme
12.30 pm - Registration of New Citizens

1.00 pm - All new Citizens & guest to be seated. Video show on "We Choose Singapore". Briefing by master of ceremony. Video show on "We are Singapore".

1.30 pm - Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Madam Cynthia Phua, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC (Paya Lebar).

Speech by Guest-of-Honour.

1.45 pm - Presentation of Citizenship Certificates & Identity Card on stage. 250 of us.

2.45 pm - Recitation of Pledge(with our right fist on our left chest) " We the citizens of Singapore pledge ourselves as one united people, ......"
Singing of National Anthem : " Marilah kita, rakyat Singapura ........."

3.00 pm - Refreshments served at Kovan CC Multi Purpose Hall 2. Buffer style, satay, laksa, garlic rice, lemon chicken, fruits, bobo-caca, cauliflower, broccoli, fruit punch, photo session with MP, etc...

4.00 pm - End of Programme. (it was raining)

I share your excitement too in becoming a Singaporean now. High caliber individual. Personal Stake endeavour. One spirit, one heart, one identity. Bonding through conversation. caring & Sharing, whenever & wherever. Open heart, listen ears, a little more. Build up Social networks.

We are Singapore, Singaporeans !
Welcome to the Family!

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OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM is in Malay language, which is our National official language, but we use English as it is the international business language to communicate and coneect to the global citizens.

MAJULAH SINGAPURA ( ONWARD SINGAPORE)

Mari kita rakyat Singapure (We, the people of Singapore)
Sama-sama menuju bahagia (Together march towards happiness)
Cita-cita kita yang mulia (Our noble aspiration)
Berjaya Singapura (To make Singapore a success)

Marilah kita bersatu ( Let us all unite)
Dengan semangat yang baru (In a new spirit)
Semua kita berseru (Together we proclaim)
Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore)
Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore)

The Origin : The Republic of Singapore present National Anthem was written in the wake of nationalism during 1956-1957. Its composer, the late Encik (Malay for Mr) Zubir Said, had written it on the basis of two words, "Majulah Singapura" or Malay for "Onward Singapore" . "Singa" means lion while "pura" means city.

The patriotic song was first performed by the Singapore Chamber Ensemble on the occasion of the opening of the newly renovated Victoria Theatre. It was launched on the 3rd of December, 1959.

Upon independence in 1965, "Majulah Singapura" was adopted as the Republic's National Anthem.

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