Saturday, August 09, 2008
Happy 43rd Singapore!
Today, the whole of Singapore celebrates our 43rd National Day.
Like a mother to me, you achieved your independence reluctantly from Malaysia a year before I was born. Suddenly you found yourself lost, but you found a wide frontier to explore.
Like all mothers in this land... such as mine too, you struggled to survive through poverty, you banded together as a people and you worked hard to get a better life for us all.
Standing on your own to feet, relying only upon your self determination to set the conditions right, you inspire confidence to the people of the world to come and came were the jobs and our livelihood. A good one.
From the fishing villages on mud flats, you have reinvented yourself to be a modern country and now a metropolis with the world as your business partner, at the young age of 43.
Thank you for your sacrifices for all your sons and daughters for we celebrate your independence with the spirit of one people, we will strive for you for another successful 43.
Happy Birthday Singapore!