Our first National Day in Singapore...what should we do?

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Post by sensei_ » Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:02 pm

nutnut wrote:
This will be the same reason the immigrants in Australia don't embrace the local customs too I guess?

As an immigrant to Singapore and having made it my home (for now) then I feel compelled to adopt some of their customs, celebrating the nations independence and what brought it to be what it is today is an important part of it in my honest opinion.

Do what you like yourself, as I am sure you will!
despite being an australian its hard to celebrate when you get drunk yobbos and yahoos ranting "go back to where you come from!" or "f*ck off! we're full!".

to me national days dont have any meaning, other than a day for me to sleep in and enjoy with some close friends.

oh, and as per standard australian traditions, if a holiday falls on a weekday, go to the doctor, get a MC and have an extended holiday.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 09 Aug 2012 6:38 pm

I've noticed less flags hanging from HDB windows this year than last. Maybe I'm just imagining it, maybe not. Civil discontent? :P

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 09 Aug 2012 8:29 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I've noticed less flags hanging from HDB windows this year than last. Maybe I'm just imagining it, maybe not. Civil discontent? :P
Maybe.

But this year A LOT of people made an effort to attend the parade by hook or by crook. If you know what I mean...

:hint:leeky:hint:

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 09 Aug 2012 9:28 pm

the lynx wrote: Maybe.

But this year A LOT of people made an effort to attend the parade by hook or by crook. If you know what I mean...

:hint:leeky:hint:
Yes, I was more than a little surprised to see which VVIPs turned up!

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Post by v4jr4 » Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:30 pm

I think I made a bad decision. Going into Promontory at Marina Bay is . . . :mad:
Next time, I have to use the kiasu skill.

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