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S’poreans react to President Tony Tan thanking NDP participants for ‘hours of dedication’

S’poreans react to President Tony Tan thanking NDP participants for ‘hours of dedication’

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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President Tony Tan hosted a thank you reception at the Istana on Aug. 19, 2015, for the organisers and participants of this year’s National Day Parade (NDP).

This year’s parade featured more than 7,000 participants.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “‘Thank you’ is easy for you to say since you were there for only two hours.”
Kam Seah, 43-year-old courtesy campaign organiser

 

sian-half-uncle “If he thinks saying ‘thank you’ to everyone else makes up for the fact his security staff stopped a young boy from shaking hands with him, he’s wrong.”
Mai Cham Xiong, 63-year-old debt collector

 

happy-bird-girl “It is not the several thousand participants who thanked President Tony Tan because he obviously didn’t do anything but show up at the parade and look out of place.”
Mei Ren Ai, 17-year-old idealist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











NDP 2015 theme song music video disrespects Lee Kuan Yew by only featuring microsecond footage of him

NDP 2015 theme song music video disrespects Lee Kuan Yew by only featuring microsecond footage of him

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Singaporeans demand more archival footage of founding father to be included.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who like to pay respects to elders said they are deeply disappointed with the National Day Parade 2015 theme song by Dick Lee, titled Our Singapore.

This after the music video for the song only featured a microsecond footage of Lee Kuan Yew (above picture).

One Singaporean, Mei Li Mao, said the failure to pay tribute to Lee Kuan Yew throughout the music video is equivalent to undermining the leader’s contribution to Singapore: “This is an affront to the hard work Lee Kuan Yew has put in to make Singapore what it is today.”

“If Lee Kuan Yew did not build up Singapore economically, will Dick Lee even be able to write a song about it?”

“I urge the authorities to change the music video by substituting all footage to Lee Kuan Yew’s footage only.”

However, other Singaporeans felt that this move still does not go far enough.

Another Singaporean, Hen Xing Shang, said: “To change all the footage to moving images of Lee Kuan Yew is only paying lip service.”

“What the NDP committee needs to do right now is to change all the lyrics to the song to ‘Lee Kuan Yew’ so that Singaporeans will not sing any other words to distract their mind.”

“Or else, we cannot focus on Lee Kuan Yew only.”

 

You can catch Lee Kuan Yew for only a split second at the 40 second mark, so don’t sneeze:

 

Other reasons to be upset:

S’poreans upset Dick Lee’s 2015 NDP song ‘Our Singapore’ sounds nothing like 1998’s ‘Home’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’poreans upset Dick Lee’s 2015 NDP song ‘Our Singapore’ sounds nothing like 1998’s ‘Home’

S’poreans upset Dick Lee’s 2015 NDP song ‘Our Singapore’ sounds nothing like 1998’s ‘Home’

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The composer should push his creativity by coming up with something similar but different.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know that this is home, truly, where they know they must be, said they are upset and disappointed with Dick Lee’s latest effort at composing the 2015 national day theme song called Our Singapore.

This after Singaporeans said this new song sounds nothing like the composer’s 1998 classic national day song, Home, which was performed by Kit Chan and sang by millions of Singaporeans since who feel that it is the only national day song worth singing.

One Singaporean, Lai Chiu Kua, said: “This year is SG50 year, and honestly, I was looking forward to a national day song that sounds just like Home. ‘Whenever I am feeling low/ I look around me and I know’, that kind of thing.”

“Sadly, Our Singapore doesn’t quite sound like that. It is more of an ACS song with its ‘The Best Is Yet To Be’ line.”

“A bit elitist and subliminal, if you ask me.”

Other Singaporeans said they cannot understand why artistes take so much pride in not copying themselves or their previous work and demand to know why they cannot just give the people what they want by writing another song that sounds like Home, but that is still different.

Another Singaporean, Tan Gan Qing, said: “It seems like these artistes have a chip off their shoulder. They need to understand that the average Singaporean doesn’t care about artistic integrity or that kind of thing.”

“All people want is a song that sounds like Home. Just take the same bunch of chords and toss them up a little and get Kit Chan to sing it again.”

“No one will complain it sounds the same, because everyone, honestly, just want to sing Home all the time.”

 

Watch NDP 2015 Theme Song: Our Singapore (Live Performance by Dick Lee) here, which has so many down votes and has the comment section disabled

 

Previously, in 2012:

S’poreans applaud new NDP song

 



SG50: Miss Universe Singapore’s costume to be mass produced, issued to all primary, secondary school students

SG50: Miss Universe Singapore’s costume to be mass produced, issued to all primary, secondary school students

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Unisex national costume will promote community bonding.

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Miss Universe Singapore Rathi Menon’s golden five stars and crescent moon national costume she wore at the international Miss Universe pageant will be mass manufactured and distributed to all primary and secondary school students to wear as part of this year’s SG50 celebrations.

The 24-year-old’s gold skintight national costume paired with gold thigh-high boots will serve as a reminder to the young how far Singapore has come and it will be a symbol of Singapore’s rise in the last 50 years to achieve gold standards of living.

The mass manufacturer noted that the version issued to primary and secondary school students will be exactly the same as what was worn on stage as it is a “Unisex” version suitable to be worn by boys and girls.

Mei Chuan Yi, a Singaporean patriot, said this SG50 initiative will create a buzz for young Singaporeans and expose them to good vibes of this country: “This will really allow young Singaporeans to come together to feel as one in the name of the country.”

“As you can tell, the costume symbolises many of the progressive ideas of Singapore: Democracy, justice, peace and equality, to name a few, because it is gold and shiny like all the new buildings that have been erected in Singapore.”

“We hope that more can be done to encourage children and adults to wear this costume as part of this year’s SG50 celebrations.”

 

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Middle-aged S’porean realises every week in 2015 is long weekend as he is about to get retrenched

Middle-aged S’porean realises every week in 2015 is long weekend as he is about to get retrenched

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Long weekend, every weekend.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life are rejoicing as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has just released the list of 11 public holidays for 2015.

And there will be seven 3-day long weekends next year.

However, for one Singaporean man, he believes every weekend will be a long weekend for him next year.

Baey Kai Chu, a 53-year-old local, said: “I just saw my boss hire two Southeast Asians into the company. I think I’m about to get retrenched before this year is up.”

“While most Singaporeans will have seven long weekends in 2015, I think I will have 52.”

Baey said he does not expect to be hired again anymore and would be exploring Singapore more when he has free time after he is done with work.

He said, forlornly: “I will go around my estate picking up cans and old cupboard.”

S’poreans suspect next General Election planned for 2015

S’poreans suspect next General Election planned for 2015

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Channel News Asia gets $13 million to make feel good documentaries to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life are suspecting that the next general election will be held in 2015.

This after Channel News Asia unveiled ambitious plans to develop iconic Singapore-made documentaries to celebrate the Singapore story as 2015 will be Singapore’s 50th birthday.

The channel will commission, produce and outsource over 30 hours of documentaries with the support of the Media Development Authority with a budget of $13 million.

Qu Tou Piao, a local said: “Come 2015, people will be in good mood because it is half a century of existence. The Channel News Asia documentaries will remind Singaporeans who made Singapore and there is expected to be a free flow of good will from the electorate.”

These plans were announced at the Old Parliament House on Wednesday.

Channel News Asia’s managing director, Debra Soon, said these documentaries could be one-off one-hour titles, or in a series which celebrate the Singapore spirit.

This has sparked intense interest in who will be featured in the documentaries.

Self-styled political pundit, Eric de Yaya, said: “If they put me on TV to make me famous, I will do the right thing and ask people to vote correctly. Call me ok, Debra Soon?”