15 Mar '15, 4am

Don't go abroad, stay in the country to celebrate #SG50, Halimah Yacob urges Singaporeans.

Don't go abroad, stay in the country to celebrate #SG50, Halimah Yacob urges Singaporeans.

SINGAPORE - A day after an extra public holiday was declared to celebrate the nation’s 50th birthday, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob appealed to Singaporeans to remain in the country and join in the celebrations instead of travelling overseas. “My appeal to Singaporeans is to please stay in Singapore during the long weekend. I understand that Singaporeans take the opportunity during periods of long weekends to chill out with their families overseas, and on other occasions that’s all right, but on this occasion, I hope that they will stay and really celebrate together as a nation,” said Madam Halimah. “It will be really sad if a quarter of Singapore goes overseas to celebrate.” Aug 7 was yesterday declared a public holiday by the President, as part of Singapore’s 50th birthday celebrations. The extra holiday falls on a Friday. With Monday already a holiday since Nation...

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