Singapore Celebrates Its 50th Independence Day

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Singapore celebrated its 50th independence in style with nationwide events. Singapore declared a four-day weekend for the anniversary.

People in large numbers attended  outdoor parades.  They also watched fighter jets forming the shape of a 50 to mark the event in the sky and a huge convoy of Singapore Armed Forces moving past.

The event started with spectators reciting the national pledge and singing the national anthem.

Brief History:

  • Singapore became independent when it was ejected from the Federation of Malaysia amid social unrest.
  • In 50 years, the former British colony has transformed itself into one of the world’s wealthiest countries.

Speaking on the eve of the celebrations, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said: “At 50 years, as we stand at a high base camp, we look back and marvel how far we have come. We are grateful to those who made it happen.”

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