I was listening to the Talkback segment on 938live and the topic of the day was “Are Singaporeans disrespectful to the National Anthem?” and a few minutes later, I heard you call in this morning to air your views.
You said that the National Anthem was hard to understand and because it was in Malay, not everyone would appreciate it. You also suggested that the National Anthem should be changed to English.
But isn’t it such a drastic change to have the National Anthem, sung in the official language changed after 43 years? Would it really be the best solution to change it to English?
But true, that its possible that throughout the years after school, that its easy to forget.
So, here is my part in sharing with you the National Anthem as well as the translation. After all, we all do need reminders sometimes 😉
Mari kita rakyat Singapura
Sama-sama menuju bahagia
Cita-cita kita yang mulia
Marilah kita bersatu
Dengan semangat yang baru
Semua kita berseru
Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Let our voices soar as one
There is even a Chinese and Indian translation in the National Heritage Website!
Thus I end this message wishing you and everyone a happy national day 🙂