By Not Known
On this National Day weekend, we praise and thank God for our nation’s 50th anniversary. Here are some reasons why my wife and I are grateful for Singapore. What are yours?
1 Clean, well-organised and efficient government, unafraid to implement beneficial policies; succession planning has ensured stability.
2 Generally safe society: law and order firmly enforced.
3 Racial and religious harmony cultivated and encouraged.
4 Freedom of religion: mutual respect for different faiths.
5 Clean, green, well-planned environment.
6 Strong emphasis on education and ongoing learning/training.
7 Strong financial/economic infrastructure.
8 Good variety and range of cuisines from all over the world.
9 Affordable public housing, provident fund, healthcare provisions for all.
10 Protocol kept to minimum.
11 International melting pot of knowledge, cultures and races: makes for diversity and stimulates growth, yet embraces Asian/family values.
12 From “swamp to first world city”, always striving to improve, pushing for a culture of excellence with many achievements.
13 Meritocracy not favouritism.
14 Built on British “roots” but drawing from all that is good everywhere.
15 Friendly but firm in international relations; unafraid to be honest.
16 Ready to render humanitarian aid during international crises.
17 Pro-active, forward-looking government.