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Welcome to the sunny island Republic of Singapore!

Here comes the National Anthem of Singapore,

MAJULAH SINGAPURA!

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Mari kita ra'ayat Singapura

Sama sama menuju, Bahagia!

Cita cita kita yang mulia

Berjaya! Singapura!

Chorus:

Mari-lah kita bersatu

Dengan semangat yang baru

Semua kita berseru

Majulah Singapura! Majulah Singapura!

(Repeat Chorus)


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The history of Singapore's National Anthem is closely linked with the political development of the island Republic.

When the first fully-elected City Council in Singapore came into being in 1957, it needed a theme song for its official functions. Zubir Said, then a popular songwriter of film music, was approached to compose a patriotic song based on the two words Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore) displayed at the renovated Victoria Theatre. The song was first played in 1958 during the concert to commenmorate the opening of the renovated theatre.

In June 1959, when Singapore was proclaimed a self-governing state, it needed a national anthem to signify its new-found freedom from the British. Majulah Singapura was deemed the most suitable choice and was adopted, with modifications, by the new Legislative Assembly in November 1959 as the National Anthem. It was formally launched in December 1959 during "Loyalty Week" which marked the installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Negara, Singapore's Head of State. When Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965, Majulah Singapura became the new Republic's anthem.




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