Building our Singapore of Tomorrow
What does building our future of tomorrow mean to us?
Miss Lim Xin Chelsea, 19, designed this year’s logo with the “thought of a heart with four shades of red to represent our diversity, the different races and religions in Singapore, living together in harmony.” This year’s theme, “Building our Singapore of Tomorrow”, seeks to galvanise and unite Singaporeans in the next chapter of nation-building.
What will SG51 and beyond mean to millennials like myself? The necessary hype since SG50 and the boosting of the nation’s progress since 1965 has only been onward (Majulah). Born in the 90s, I grew up living in a self established first world nation. I did not have to go through huge changes in terms of the living condition, the infrastructure and the culture. I was not born in an era where we have to struggle to maintain peace between one another and to strive to make ends meet. I am thankful to be in the era where the foresight, the patience and the continued effort to maintain peace in Singapore was done by our forefathers. The goal is to continue that legacy and to build towards a place where we can all call home.
SG50 had the biggest impact on the nation marking 50 years of jubilee and the realigning of goals and visions towards SG100. It is only possible through the sacrifices of many, the constant improvement of current systems and the ability to gather and garner respect from one another to push ourselves forward.
Passing the quarter of a century mark, it has given me the outlook on how Singapore has shaped me up to be, a modern, learned man coming into the world being groomed through the system. I know it might sound like a propaganda but without such a support structure, I would not be able to focus on the principles and values of forward thinking and building our Singapore of tomorrow. I was fortunate to be in the pioneer batch of programs like the Singapore Sports School, SNOC Olympic Scholarship etc. These initiatives were established to build a nation of Singaporeans being soaked and enriched with culture, an outlook of the world and the opportunity to do what is aligned to our interests. I was introduced into the sporting fraternity to contribute and succeed those who came before me. It is with my heart’s gratitude to be able to represent Singapore around the world showing and telling how our nation have prospered through the years.
How have you benefited being a Singaporean/ PR or even someone that has been residing or working here? SG51 brings about this new direction and the ability to focus on what needs to be done next.
Here’s a short text about SG51 and beyond that I came up with:
A country is built not on the talents of a few
but the sacrifices of many.
Service allows many to collaborate, to contribute, to invest so that our efforts are multiplied.
Enrich the lives of others
Resting in the fact that you’re not alone
Embracing the vision of building a community that we can call Home,
serving from the reserves of our heart to strengthen Singapore together as one.
Crafted by Calvin and edited by my sister, Joy. This is Home. Truly.
Blessed 51st Birthday Singapore.. Building our Singapore of tomorrow!