Daily Archives: 2011-08-09

SDP celebrates National Day (part 2)

by: Benjamin Cheah/ On the 6th August, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) organised a dinner to celebrate National Day at the Gallery at Fort Canning. Dubbed the “Singapore Day Party”, its name was a play on the SDP acronym. This is part 2 of the report on their celebration. — ‘Things are starting to change in Singapore’ After dinner, Dr …

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Everybody should have a place in Singapore

by: Ravi Philemon/ On 9 August 1965 in times of absolute uncertainty, when Singapore separated from Malaysia, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, then-Prime Minister of Singapore made a promise to people who suddenly were now citizens of an entirely new country – Singapore. Mr Lee then promised. “Everybody will have a place in Singapore”. 46 years later as the Nation celebrates …

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