August 9th is Singapore National Day, which means Singapore is 44 years old. Geez, I am five years older than Singapore...hehehe
Seen across the island are flags hang out by homeowners to celebrate the occasion.
Decorations for national day can be seen across the island.
I spotted these cardboard cut out of the cows. Wondered why they only painted one side of the cardboard.
This year something big is happening. At 8.22 pm on 9th August 2009, Singaporeans at home and abroad are urged to recite the pledge together at the same time.
Siblings and I thought it is a good idea. After all, siblings and I have seen Singapore struggled from a poor country to be a branded country. During our childhood, most Singaporean are poor or very poor but today the poor still have a roof over their head and they own their own home and only a handful dont own their home.
The words of the National Pledge are:
We, the citizens of Singapore pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society, based on justice and equality, so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE