Saying Happy Birthday To Singapore With Pizzazz
National Day is nigh, and in Singapore, the festivities will be in full swing. The islandwide celebrations will culminate in the annual National Day Parade taking place at the Marina Bay floating platform.
While most employees and companies are simply looking forward to enjoying the day off, some have instead chosen to acknowledge the event in a more creative fashion.
Here are 6 unique ways that people have come up with to commemorate Singapore’s 52nd birthday.
1. PSA Singapore
In the process of relocating to the upcoming Tuas megaport, the current port at Tanjong Pagar Terminal remains mostly empty.
So it seems like port operator PSA Singapore decided to make use all the empty space to spell out a National Day message:
The set up was completed last weekend by 30 PSA staff in less than 5 hours, using 83 containers.
And it will even be lit up every night from 8pm to 10pm until Aug 11.
Happy Berth-day Singapore indeed.
2. AutoBahn Motors
Remember a few months ago when MustShareNews wrote about the vending machine for cars?
Well, German Automobile giants AutoBahn is making full use of its 15-storey vending machine to celebrate National Day in style.
It has arranged red and white cars to form a sort of sideways Singapore flag (without the moon and stars), and will light them up on Tuesday (Aug 8) at 8pm.
Setting that up must’ve been exhausting.
3. School of Science and Technology, Singapore
Who says school can’t be cool? Students at the School of Science and Technology (SST) aimed to create a unique SST National Day celebration by forming the largest display of the Singapore flag using 600 laptops.
Hoping to showcase their esprit de corps, staff and students worked together with one mission in mind — to secure a spot in the Singapore Book of Records.
Check out a timelapse video of the process of creating the flag here:
Guess the students here have really bright futures.
4. The Cat Museum, Muses & Mansion of Singapore
If there’s one thing the Internet loves, it’s cats. Adorable, fuzzy cats.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you mix that with puns on National Day, you’re in for a treat.
Produced by Lion City Kitty, their video will definitely put a s-meow to your face and brighten your day.
Jokes aside, it is really paw-some.
5. McDonald’s Singapore
Who says McDonald’s only creates health problems? To commemorate National Day, the company sought Singaporeans’ memories created with the fast-food chain over the last 3 decades and compiled them into a heartfelt video.
The project brought Singaporeans from all walks of life together as they viewed old images and videos, reminding themselves about the importance of friends and family in making Singapore home.
Check it out below:
Nasi lemak burger aside, we’re definitely lovin’ it.
Paying tribute to those working to build and safeguard our ways of life, telco StarHub, together with Blk J and Freeflow Productions, produced a commercial showcasing scenes of everyday life for the various ethnicities in Singapore. with excerpts from Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream”.
They were played with a voiceover of excerpts from Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.
The monochromatic video encourages people to unite as #OneNationTogether regardless of race, language or religion.
However, some people have said that Martin Luther King’s speech isn’t relatable to the Singapore context, reported Today.
It seems that as with life, such videos simply aren’t just black and white.
Happy National Day
We here at MustShareNews would like to wish all our readers a happy National Day.
Whether you’ll be attending the parade tomorrow or catching it “live” at home, we hope that you enjoy yourselves no matter what — at least, be glad for the 4-day work week.