The spirit of '68

1968 was also a special year in many ways to Singapore, then in its third year of a reluctantly achieved independence. Despite the uncertainty that accompanied Singapore’s separation from a very brief merger with a Malaysia it had been economically linked to for much of its history, Singapore had emerged from the first three years with much optimism for the future. That this was so, was very much evident in an address made by then Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew, on the occasion of the third National Day in which he spoke of the “three remarkable years” in which “on our own, we have done better than in any three previous years of our history”. It was indeed a remarkable three years. The spirit and determination that its people had shown in the three years to overcome the odds was certainly on show during the celebration of Singapore’s independence that year, the parade, on ...

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