12 Things Singaporeans Tweeted On National Day
So last Saturday afternoon, I plopped down on the couch to catch the National Day Parade, and boy, was I in for a show. Singaporeans may tend to complain A LOT about Singapore, but on 9th August, there’s always that sense of pride to call this little red dot our Home.
I was curious to find out what Singaporeans had to say on National Day and lucky me, it was raining tweets all day. Here’s what I found:
1) Singaporeans are especially patriotic on National Day
Happy 49th National Day to #Singapore! No matter where I am, it’ll always be home. #NDP2014
— Joseph Schooling (@joschooling) August 9, 2014
2) We are proud to be in a multiracial society
I think we are the only country in the world with #NationalDay songs in 4 different languages. #NDP2014 #Singapore — evelyn tan su lin (@evesuze) August 9, 2014
3) We all agree it was a good decision not to have an NDP song this year
best #NDP2014 decision was not having a new NDP song this year. the classics are always the best. STAND UP, STAND UP FOR SINGAPOOOOORE
— #VivDidIt-★ (@rightclick5ave) August 9, 2014
4) This year’s NDP was (surprisingly) good..
Super that Dick Lee didn’t do a rehash of Singapore’s history but instead gave us a colourful spectacle! #NDP2014
— Dave (@davesg_) August 9, 2014
5) We hope to see LKY next year
My wish for #SG50 would be for Lee Kuan Yew to still be healthy enough to grace us one more time and see the country he created turn 50.
— Jakecob (@JacobJarabejo) August 9, 2014
6) Tony Tan reminds us of…
Crispy or original for you sir? #NDP2014 #SG49 Credits to @_ryanoze pic.twitter.com/asWJmsgj4M
— Mr. SGAG (@SGAG_SG) August 9, 2014
7) We missed SR Nathan…
In my eyes, he’ll always be my president. Happy National Day yo~~ #SRNathan pic.twitter.com/Z0rUPgjfQK
— Shawn♠️ (@GakiShawn) August 9, 2014
However, as Singaporeans, nothing goes by without a little complaining..
8) Outfits were too colourful for some people
What’s with the Hi5! Outfits? #NDP2014
— melaniereena✨ (@melaniereena) August 9, 2014
9) We noticed some important friends were missing from the party
The gall of talking about a “myriad of professions” and building this city without any mention of the migrant workers. #NDP2014
— Kirsten Han (@kixes) August 9, 2014
10) We’re not huge fans of the rap/hip hop going on..
Continued insistence on injected rap/hip hop into #NDP2014 performances annoys me immensely.
— n (@timecity) August 9, 2014
11) And where was Gurmit?
Where Gurmit Singh? Ain’t no national celebration without him okay?? #NDP2014
— Aziz Azhar (@manandoboy) August 9, 2014
12) Lastly, the fireworks. You know, I know.
*fireworks*fireworks* lucky i got tax rebate, so heart not that pain #NDP2014
— Hafriz The Awesome (@friztheawesome) August 9, 2014
All in all, #SG49 exceeded my expectations above and beyond. Here’s looking forward to #SG50 – it’s gonna be a big one. But before I go… here’s what you really missed.
Google Chrome performing at NDP this year. pic.twitter.com/L7GCHtszk1
— Ivan D Tan (@IvanLOVESPink) August 9, 2014