Singapore Anthem

Singapore Anthem is Majulah Singapura, which literally means “Onward Singapore”. The song was composed in 1958 by Encik Zubir Said who was then approached by the City Council of Singapore to write an official song to commemorate the newly Victoria Theatre. The song was first performed by the SIngapore Chamber ensember, and played again in 1959 as Singapore’s National Anthem.

Majulah Singapura (in Malay)

Mari kita rakyat Singapura
Sama-sama menuju bahagia
Cita-cita kita yang mulia
Berjaya Singapura
Marilah kita bersatu
Dengan semangat yang baru
Semua kita berseru
Majulah Singapura
Majulah Singapura

Onward Singapore (English translation)

Come, felow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success
Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Let our voices soar as one
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

 

The National Anthem, the National Flag and the State Crest, symbolise Singapore's identity as a nation and a state.

The National Anthem, the National Flag and the State Crest, symbolise Singapore’s identity as a nation and a state.

 

Majulah Singapura is sung in all mainstream schools and on occasions of national celebration or significance, whereby every person present would stand up as a mark of respect.

Majulah Singapura is sung in all mainstream schools and on occasions of national celebration or significance, whereby every person present would stand up as a mark of respect.

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