Friday, July 24, 2009

Heed the Nation's Call

at 8:22 pm, AUGUST 9, 2009., which is when the national pledge will be recited at the National Day Parade - a chime will sound over the national public warning system island wide to rally and invite and urge Singaporeans to take our national pledge, to reflect and to celebrate as One People, One Family in Singapore.

WE wish one and all Singaporeans, at homeland and abroad, a meaningful 44th National Birthday, on 9 August 2009.

We are Singapore, Singaporeans !
Welcome to the Family!

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 connect to the global citizens.


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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