Thursday, August 9, 2012

Happy 47th Birthday Singapore!

Hey people! Today is Singapore's 47th Birthday and I just want to say:


Alright! So today I will do a post on my homeland, SINGAPORE!

Firstly, let me tell you more about Singapore! I believe that it will be easier to read if I tell you guys some facts in point forms.

Let's Start!

  • It has been 47 years since Singapore became independent on 9th August,1965.
  • Singapore was once a colony of the United Kingdom.
  • Singapore is also known as the "Lion City".
  • The 4 main races living in Singapore are the Chinese,Malays,Tamils and Eurasians. But regardless of race and religion, we are a nation. This leads me to my next point.
  • Due to the multi racial society, we have 4 official languages in Singapore: English, Mandarin (Chinese), Malay and Tamil.
  • One of the famous monuments we have is the Merlion which is a statue with a Lion Head & a Fish Tail.
    Secondly, let me show all of you what my school did during the National Day Celebration this year!

(Above: A collage my classmates and I did on the local food.)

(Below: Everyone in red and white which are the colours of our National flag.)

(Below: The National Parade held in my school.)

(Below: Free style drills by the National Cadet Corps. The girl in red is the photographer.)

(Below: My juniors from The Girl's Brigade!)


Now, let me show you the photos of Singapore's National Day Parade.
(Photos are taken from Google.)

When all Singaporean students are in Primary Five, they are given an opportunity to watch the National Day Parade. I can remember clearly when I went to watch the parade. There were tattoos of the Singapore flag on my face and hands. Everyone were in red and white. It was breath-taking and
A-MAZING! I love the experience so much! I sung the national day songs so loudly and I was really so proud to be a Singaporean! Right now,I still feel really proud to be a Singaporean and Singapore will forever be my homeland!


Next, I will post 2 of the frequent questions which my pen pals like to ask me about Singapore!

1. What is your favourite local food?

I've talked about this before in my previous post but I'll just tell you guys what is it again!
Laksa is quite similar to curry noodles but at the same time
it's really different too due to its ingredients and its condiments.
There are clams, shrimps,slices of fish cakes, eggs, glass noodles, bean sprouts and "Tau Pok" in it.
"Tau Pok"is a soya bean curd and it has a spongy texture, it soaks up the
gravy, giving you a burst of gravy when you put it into your mouth.

2 .What is something unique about Singapore?


Singlish is like a slang Singaporeans used due to the multi-languages we speak in Singapore.

Singlish is used by local Singaporeans. Personally (as a Singaporean), I think that the reason Singaporeans speaks Singlish is because it sounds more friendly.

But this is highly discourage by the government as it is more appropriate if we speak good English.

For example:
(from Wikipedia)

Leh (/lɛ́/), from Hokkien (leh 咧), is used to soften a command, request, claim, or complaint that may be brusque otherwise:
<Gimme leh. – Please, just give it to me.>
<How come you don't give me leh? – Why aren't you giving it to me?>

/siâo/ Siao is a common word in Singlish. Literally, it means crazy.
<You siao ah? – * Are you crazy? (With sarcasm)>


Lastly, I will end my post with 3 of my favourite National Day songs!
Although these songs are not the typical pop songs everyone globally listens to but they are really meaningful to us, Singaporeans!

The first one is "We Will Get There" by Stefanie Sun. It is the National Day song of Singapore in 2002!

The next one is "Where I belong" by Tanya Chua (2001).

The last one is "My Island Home" by Kaira Gong (2006).

I hope you guys will get to know more about Singapore in this post and

P.s. Scroll down for my incoming & outgoing letters update!


  1. Hey Gladys! Thank you for this amazing post about Singapore. I got to know Singapore more now. Laksa looks SO good, I want to try it one day! I heard about Singlish, it must sound great. I'm gonna use 'Siao' now. I like it! Hope you're well!

    1. Hi Maria! I'm glad you got to learn more about Singapore in this post! You have to try Laksa! I will bring you around if you ever come to Singapore! Singlish is rather funny, there are so many of them! Hahaha!

  2. wow, I would love to visit one day!