13 Aug '11, 4am

A Singapore PR contingent at next year’s parade? #sgpolitics

A Singapore PR contingent at next year’s parade? #sgpolitics

I write this as I watch on television the National Day Parade, (picture) which I have been watching since I came to Singapore five years ago. In the last three years, I have been looking forward with increasing excitement for the Parade to start – the songs, the colour, the crowd, the military marches and the stories are stirring to me, a Malaysian and a Singapore permanent resident (PR). I guess the atmosphere and the emotions that the organisers try to evoke are universal: The pain of growing up, the sacrifice that all have made, the solidarity of the different races, the uniqueness of Singapore today … and the beauty of Marina Bay. People from different backgrounds all like to hear a rags-to-riches story, which is always inspiring and touching. And Singapore is a winner because “giving up” is not part of the vocabulary – a spirit shared by its people. Next year, maybe w...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/08/13/a-singapore-pr-co...

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