Synchronised singing of National Anthem to be held on National Day for the first time

SINGAPORE - In celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee, Singaporeans will be able to gather together as a nation for a synchronised singing of the National Anthem and recital of the pledge for the very first time.

Organised by the People's Association (PA), the synchronised National Day Observance Ceremony will take place on August 9 at 9 am across the island.

Traditionally, the ceremonies are held at different times across various constituencies.

Some 500,000 Singaporeans are expected to take part in the event.

Meanwhile, more than 250 heartland celebrations have also been planned, reaching out to about one million residents.

On average, there will be more than 80 celebrations per day between Aug 7 and Aug 9. These celebrations will revolve around the theme of "Singapore: My Heart, My Home, My Future".

At the same time, Singaporeans can look forward to receiving a personalised SG Funpack as part of the SG50 celebrations, starting July.

While a set of standardised items will be included in the funpack, constituencies have been given the chance to select additional items which they believe capture the Singapore spirit. Some examples include booklets on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the state flag, and plant starter kits.

Residents will be receiving a letter from their Grassroots Organisations before July 15 informing them of the collection method for the SG Funpack. For queries, residents can contact their nearest community centre.

More details about the specific Community National Day Celebrations and National Day Observance Ceremonies will be revealed at a later date.

Residents can look out for flyers and noticeboards in their neighbourhood, as well as the People's Association website for more updates.

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