Singaporeans to have a say in nation’s 50th birthday celebrations

SINGAPORE — In anticipation of Singapore’s 50th birthday celebrations next year, the Singapore50 (SG50) is calling for ideas for the year-long series of events.

This was announced at the launch of the official SG50 today (Jan 24).

“Having gone through 50 years together, what is it about our people, our values, and our achievements that we want to celebrate?” said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is also chairman of the SG50 steering committee. “We are starting our celebrations by asking Singaporeans what and how they want to commemorate this occasion.”

Singaporeans can submit their ideas through the SG50 website at or via collection boxes found at community centres, public libraries and museums. The Call for Celebration Ideas campaign will run for two months from today till March 23.

An SG50 Celebration Fund has also been set up to encourage ground-up ideas from groups and organisations. Successful applicants can receive up to S$50,000 for each project and selection will be based on factors such track record and project’s objective.

As part of the SG50, members of the public will also be able to customise the SG50 logo for their own usage. The logo is available at

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