This year, 9 August marks the 44th National Day of Singapore since 1965 after Singapore gained independence from Malaysia.
During my school days, we enjoyed singing all the patriotic theme songs and evergreen community songs such as “Singapore Town”, “Di Tanjong Katong” and “Chan Mali Chan” (Malay songs), and even an Indian song- “Munnaeru Vaalibaa”! Till now, I still love them!
I tried to compile all the music videos of the National Day theme songs and community songs in the 80s from YouTube but only managed to find a few. Relive the good ‘ol days as we sing along with these all-time-favourites!
Let us start with “Stand Up for Singapore”, the first theme song released in 1985. In the video, you’ll see the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong, Singapore’s first elected president and Mr Goh Chok Tong who was then the Prime Minister of Singapore after succeeding Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Stand Up for Singapore lyrics […]