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Sunday, August 21, 2005

National Day Rally

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Just finished watching the annual rally by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. (The National Day Rally is sort of the equivalent of the U.S. President's State of the Union, except it's held every year and lasts longer, like three hours... or more.)

I only caught the last 45 minutes of the 1 hour 45 minute-long English speech (there were the Malay and Chinese speeches earlier). The PM talked about remaking Singapore in two ways: improving the service standard/culture, and reinventing the city physically, i.e. through new developments. I smirked at the part when he said that all housing estates would be upgraded if they supported it. Can anyone say "election year"? Hehe.

But overall, at first glance, I'm quite impressed by the rally. Looks like these will be interesting times for Singapore. Check back in 365 days to see how the country has changed.


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1 comment:

sassyjan said...

when he mentioned that singapore should establish an identity for itself, all i could tink of was Mr Brown's article about Singapore being a urine hub. hahahah~

okie, not very funny.

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