Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy 44th Birthday, Singapore!

In honor of National Day, which is today, I thought I'd share the Singaporean flag with everyone. The white on the bottom stands for purity and virtue; the red on top for universal brotherhood and equality. The waxing moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars stand for five of the nations values: peace, progress, justice, equality, and democracy. The flags have been flying outside of flats all over the city as everyone has gotten all psyched up for National Day. There was a parade and a huge show with fireworks and singing and dancing and skydivers and more. Apparently you had to enter a lottery months ago in order to get tickets, so we stayed home and watched it on TV, but it was pretty impressive nonetheless.

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