Singapore’s National Day 2011
Happy 46th Birthday Singapore!!
Yes, today is August 9th, 2011 – Singapore’s 46 years of independence. I cannot remember the days when I would actually go to the National Stadium a few weeks before the actual National Day Parade (NDP) to get a sneak preview of the performance. Now, I’m just getting lazier, but I never fail to show the enthusiasm to be part of the country-wide celebration.
Whilst the economy has been good for the past 2 decades, we should not take things for granted; if it is not for our forefathers and the strong political backbone of the country’s renowned politicians, coupled with state-of-the-art military defense force, Singapore would not be as strong as it is today. The ability to resist the impact of US debt-ridden fiscal commotion demonstrates its long-term planning the country has set 20 years ahead before today.
As Singapore celebrates its independence day, let’s all be mindful and grateful to every one who contributes to the country, in one way or another. Happy National Day, Singapore!