The Merdeka Stories II
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The Merdeka Generation grew up with Singapore, worked hard, and laid the groundwork for generations to come. Because of their sacrifices, Singapore stands tall and proud today.Watch video
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Born between 1950 and 1959, the Merdeka Generation grew up during the tumultuous years of the 1950s and early 1960s. They steered the labour force in turbulent times, building a sturdy foundation. The men of the generation were among the earliest to serve National Service, while some of the women left school early to support their families.
Together with the Pioneer Generation, they have contributed greatly to Singapore during a time of struggle, hardship, and sacrifice.
You are eligible for the Merdeka Generation Package if you:
• Were born from 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1959; and
• Became a Singapore citizen on or before 31 December 1996.
The Merdeka Generation Package is also given to seniors who:
• Were born on or before 31 December 1949; and
• Became Singapore citizens on or before 31 December 1996; and
• Do not receive the Pioneer Generation Package.
If you are eligible, you will be notified by April 2019, and you will receive your Merdeka Generation Card from June 2019.
The Merdeka Generation Package is introduced by the Government to honour and thank our Merdeka Generation for their contributions. They have shaped Singapore to the nation it is today.
The Merdeka Generation Package will benefit about 500,000 Singaporeans. It will support the Merdeka Generation in their silver years, as they age actively and purposefully.
Eligible Singaporeans will receive the Merdeka Generation Welcome Folder in their mailbox from June 2019.
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