Our National Anthem

A giant Singapore national flag suspended from...
A giant Singapore national flag suspended from a Republic of Singapore Air Force CH-47 Chinook helicopter and accompanied by two Boeing AH-64D Apaches, photographed by Stephen Au in Singapore on 29 July 2006 during a National Day Parade rehearsal. The photograph was edited slightly by Jacklee to brighten the image and improve its colour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MAJULAH SINGAPURA

Mari kita rakyat Singapura
Sama-sama menuju bahagia
Cita-cita kita yang mulia
Berjaya Singapura
Marilah kita bersatu
Dengan semangat yang baru
Semua kita berseru
Majulah Singapura
Majulah Singapura

The Origin

The National Anthem was written in the wake of nationalism during 1956-57. Its composer, the late Encik Zubir Said, had written it on the basis of two words, “Majulah Singapura” or “Onward Singapore”. The patriotic song was first performed by the Singapore Chamber Ensemble on the occasion of the opening of the newly renovated Victoria Theatre. It was launched on 3 December 1959 together with the National Flag and the State Crest, at the installation of the new Head of State, Yang di-Pertuan Negara, at the City Hall steps. Upon independence in 1965, “Majulah Singapura” was adopted as the republic’s National Anthem.

Its Meaning

ONWARD SINGAPORE
(English Translation)
We, the people of Singapore
Together march towards happiness
Our noble aspiration
To make Singapore a success
Let us all unite
In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

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