Tag: Bicentennial

Charity for foreign domestic workers throws birthday party for maids at its Singapore bicentennial celebration

Singapore— A charity aimed to upskill domestic helpers held a party not only in honour of the country’s bicentennial and National Day, but to also celebrate the domestic helpers who are part of our daily life. There was also a special birthday cake for the...

Patriotic foods for National Day weekend

Singapore—If you and your tummy are in a patriotic mood this weekend, TISG has got you covered. As we celebrate our country’s 54th birthday, we simply cannot miss out on the delicious dishes—past and future—concocted specifically for the occasion. Since food is, quite proudly,...

“Accept the right of citizens…to hold alternative/dissenting views” Tommy Koh’s birthday wishes for Singapore

Singapore—A few days ahead of the country’s National Day celebration on August 9, Friday, Ambassador-at-Large Tommy Koh published his birthday wishes for the nation in an article for The Straits Times (ST) wherein he traced Singapore’s history not just to the bicentennial, but from the...

NDP 2019: Fireworks to be set off at Singapore River for the first time

Singapore—For the first time, fireworks will be lit at the Singapore River in this year’s National Day Parade, as well as be part of the celebration going out to residents living in the heartlands. 2019 is a significant year for the country as it marks...

Commemorative S$20 bills snapped up in banks on first day, resold on Carousell for as much as S$488 each

Singapore—People quickly grabbed the chance to get the new S$20 notes, recently issued in commemoration of the country’s bicentennial, on June 10, Monday, the first day these were released into circulation. Several bank branches reported running out of the bills. Due to the high demand for...

Recognise both the good and the bad aspects of colonialism at the bicentennial commemoration

Singapore—In this bicentennial year, one Member of Parliament (MP) is calling for the recognition of both positive and negative aspects of the country’s colonial past in order to avoid being “divided or colonised” again in the future. Speaking at the Budget 2019 debate in Parliament...

Singapore Bicentennial Office on the “disappearing” Raffles Statue in Boat Quay: “an invitation to explore our longer history”

From Dec 29 to Jan 3, Singapore will have a “disappearing” statue of Sir Stamford Raffles along the Singapore River in Boat Quay, believed to be the landing site of the British in 1819, as part of the commemoration of Singapore’s Bicentennial anniversary launching...