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S’pore celebrates 250 years independence as 5 once-in-50-years floods have occurred

Posted on 18 April 2017

In a blink of an eye, two centuries have past.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are glad they belong to a mature democracy, are letting their hair down and painting the town red as they celebrate the night away.

This after they managed to celebrate 250 years of independence following the coming to pass of five once-in-50-years floods.

One Singaporean, Yan Shui, said: “When the first once-in-50-years flood occurred, I couldn’t believe Singapore had hit a milestone. To be able to make it past 50 years old was such a freak event.”

“Next thing I knew, we are 250 years old.”

“Sure feels good to have a long history on our side.”

However, other locals were more cautious with becoming a two-and-a-half-century old country moving forward.

Another local, Lau Kok Kok, said: “One moment you’re 50, next moment you’re 250. Who knows? Maybe soon Singapore can be 500 years old.”

“So, it is sometimes better to remain a young innocent nation.”

“But from the looks of it, we’ll be celebrating our 300 years of independence soon.”







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