31 Dec '17, 3pm

Singapore Bicentennial commemoration in 2019 will not be a celebration but a time for reflection

Singapore Bicentennial commemoration in 2019 will not be a celebration but a time for reflection

PM Lee Hsien Loong delivered his 2018 New Year Day message on Dec. 31, 2017. Everything you need to know about PM Lee’s New Year Day Message 2018 in 60 seconds Besides revealing the latest figure on our economic performance in 2017 and sharing the outline of the government’s agenda in the second half of its term, he also announced the government’s intent in 2019 to commemorate the bicentennial of Sir Stamford Raffles’ founding. Advertisement Heng Swee Keat again, plus Josephine Teo and Desmond Lee Singapore’s history stretches back at least 700 years, and 1819 is widely accepted as the year modern Singapore was founded by Raffles. The Singapore Bicentennial Office has been set up to conceptualise and execute the plans to commemorate the milestone in Singapore’s history. Overseeing the plans for the Singapore Bicentennial are two ministers: Josephine Teo (Minister in the Pr...

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