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立国一代 致敬活动

李显龙总理在滨海湾花园举行的致敬活动中接待了200多名立国一代的代表。他们包括义工、公务员、商界领袖及来自各行各业的国人,其中好多仍然积极地为社区及国家服务。

以“立国路上 感谢您的付出"为主题的立国一代主要宣传视频,首次在活动上放映。这个视频以“手”为象征,深刻地捕捉了立国一代在建国岁月里所展现的坚韧、毅力和希望。国人可通过免费电视频道、指定电影院及各类数码平台(包括Gov.sg的YouTube页面)观看这个视频。


宾客们还观赏了同为立国一代的知名歌手Dick Lee、Jacintha Abisheganaden、 Mel Ferdinands与Rahimah Rahim的演唱。他们首唱 的Merdeka Sayang,由Dick Lee 以大家耳熟能详的Rasa Sayang 重新填词。歌词带出立国一代的自豪感,肯定了他们在新加坡早期发展中扮演的关键性角色,以及他们抱持至今的“拼到底”的精神。

现场还展示了一幅幅描绘新加坡旧景,如街边小贩与旧组屋区的艺术壁画,让宾客对昔日时光缅怀不已!

LYRICS TO “MERDEKA SAYANG” SONG

Opening
Rasa Sayang hey! Rasa Sayang Sayang hey!
Hey, lihat nona jauh! Rasa sayang sayang, hey~ Hoi!

Verse 1
Once upon a time, I was only three
And our Singapore had no HDB
Home was in a kampong far from town
Or a small old house, a bit run down
But the country grew, and then so did we
‘Cause we saw the possibilities
We didn’t know we could come this far
At the time, we just say, “Just try, lah!”
Then, our TV was in black and white
Now the city lights, ah - a bit so bright!
Even though got hardships, we moved on
Before bus don’t even have aircon
Eh, to make this change, we have played our part.
Ya, we work so hard, but still young at heart 
Let’s hear it for us - like the lion’s roar
Going SINGA - SINGA - PORE!
Una, renda, moona

CHORUS
We’re the Merdekas
Proud to be right where we are
Merdeka Generation
Merdekas have come so far hoi!

Verse 2
When we were in school, life was oh, so slow
Then it changed, and we were Go! Go! Go!
Then came factories and technology
See the joke she sent me - so funny! 
With our silver hair, we still contribute
With this attitude, we can still dress cute
With our satay, prata, chye tow kuay 
We got much more fats to burn away
We stay healthy in our small red dot 
Medisave, Medishield, every Medi also got
Some more now we all got MGP
Giving subsidies, we lagi happy
Going hospital? Never mind, don’t scared
Medisave top-up so you can relak
Guess we couldn’t really ask for more 
Here in SINGA - SINGA - PORE!
Satu, dua, tiga

CHORUS
We’re the Merdekas
Proud to be right where we are
Merdeka Generation
Merdekas we’ve come so far hoi!

Yi, One, Er, Two, San, Three!

REPEAT CHORUS
We’re the Merdekas
Proud to be right where we are
Merdeka Generation
Merdekas we’ve come so far hoi!

Original music and Lyrics by Dick Lee
Performed by Dick Lee, Rahimah Rahim, Jacintha Abisheganaden & Mel Ferdinands
Re-arranged and produced by George Leong Recording Studio
Mixing by Horus Studio Pte Ltd
Coordinator: Bryan Tan
Licensed by: WMG (on behalf of WM Singapore)