This weekend was National Day here. Singapore is 55 years young! Majulah Singapura means “onward Singapore” in Malay which is also the name of the national anthem. Even with the covid restrictions, they celebrated well here and we enjoyed participating. The theme to this years celebration was “Singapore together” and they honored all the frontline workers in the ongoing battle with covid. There were military fly overs, a giant flag flown by helicopters, military parades, parachutes, a new yearly song (since there are 55 songs, we now notice we hear them all the time on the radio around town) and fireworks at 10 different locations. To try to prevent too much congregating, the events were spread out all over Singapore and televised. They have come an amazingly long way in 55 years. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this small but mighty nation.
Nothing to report on from Saturday. Soccer, swimming and a fun grown up night out for dinner in Dempsey hill with friends.