Rich history relived through Straits Times pictures

The Straits Times has excelled once again with its special National Day Golden Jubilee coverage, which devoted much time, effort and column inches to the moment of Singapore's independence and its achievements in the 50 years since.

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, as it conveys messages and reaches people more efficiently and effectively than words do.

Kudos to The Straits Times team for bringing back the rich history of Singapore since 1965 by devoting more space to photographs, some of which may have never been seen before by readers.

Many pictures published in Sunday's and yesterday's editions would definitely bring back nostalgic memories and motivate the older ones to explain to the younger generation the story behind these pictures.

We should be proud that we have come this far to reach our 50th year of independence, with good governance and a liveable city.

As we celebrate, we should also not forget the endurance and perseverance of our pioneer generation and founding fathers. We must continue to work hard to build our country, keep our spirits high, resonate with all people, regardless of where they are from, and keep family traditions alive.

A. Kannan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2015, with the headline 'Rich history relived through Straits Times pictures'. Print Edition | Subscribe