Happy 52nd birthday!

Wow. Living in the western part of our little red dot, we get mini previews of the jets and helicopters flying past almost every weekend when the rehearsals take place for the parade that will be held on our independence day. We call it National Day here in our little red dot.

Singapore_240-animated-flag-gifsOn that day and the many before (and after), flags deck out apartment blocks across our little red dot. Street lamps become adorned with streamers topped by our national coat of arms. And the local parade(s) and neighbourhood get-togethers that take place all over the island will be fun filled activities too!

Fireworks. Of course there will be a beautiful display in the night skies tonight at the Marina bay area. And this year we will have a drone show too. Watch them move in formation as it fortell what the future might hold for little red dotters.

Neighbourhood 7Some people are zealous patriots, others may be a little lukewarm. But for someone who had been living out and about the world before for quite many years and seen a little of what is out there, we are immensely proud of our little red dot. Perhaps arrogant in some ways. But there are many many reasons for that. Come here and see it for yourselves so that we can rub it in your face! LOL.

Ok. Seriously.

NDP Fly pass 8It has taken a long time in our development from third to the first world, yet we are considered a young nation. And indeed we still have a long way to go, such as being a truly first world culture. We are still a cleaned up city as opposed to a clean one. Our driving etiquette can do with some improving. Our mass rapid transit system needs a massive overhaul. But as one school that Mel went to proclaims: The best is yet to be!

How does your country celebrate its independence?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

16 thoughts on “Happy 52nd birthday!”

  1. Really interesting! Here in Portugal, independence is something we don’t pay much attention to, since we’ve our borders defined for nearly 1000 years – we are one of the world’s oldest nations. Only between 1580-1640, Portugal eventually became a part of Spain since the legitimate king was the same. Today, there’s a National holiday on the 1st December, celebrating the end of the Spanish control in 1640!

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    1. Oh yes, our litte red dot is a very young nation state, though in the distant past (1300s) there was a city state once, but was lost.
      When we were in Lisboa we only were at the area around Belem and the cathedral not far from it. A pity we did not stay long in Portugal!

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  2. we don’t have such day in Canada .. at least nothing called Independence Day but her what I found for you on the web. “That’s perhaps one of the most commonly posed questions by Americans to information counselors when we Canadians celebrate our Canada Day on July 1st. This statutory federal holiday recognizes the anniversary of the uniting of three colonies into a single country called Canada on July 1, 1867.” Happy 52 years for your country. !!!! a very young country .

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  3. Independence Day is a public holiday in Vietnam, so everyone is happy. Endless speeches, traditional arts performance, sometimes parades will be televised, veterans will be interviewed on air, and pretty much repeat the same thing as the past years. 😀

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