If you have heard the radio at 11:20am this morning (3rd December 2019), you might have heard the new recording of the Singapore National Anthem – Majulah Singapura.
The new recording of the National Anthem was done in August 2019 at Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Here are the lyrics (in Malay which is the original National Anthem)
And this is the English version.
Mari kita rakyat Singapura
Sama-sama menuju bahagia
Cita-cita kita yang mulia
Marilah kita bersatu
Dengan semangat yang baru
Semua kita berseru
Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Let our voices soar as one
Now, you know more about the Singapore National Anthem, you can download them from the Singapore Heritage Board website.
Now, lets hear my favorite version, also recorded recently.
“A new music video for Majulah Singapura marks the 60th anniversary of the national anthem. Based on the 2019 NDP rendition sung by veteran singer-songwriter Ramli Sarip, the video features him singing alongside a diverse group that include Singapore’s first female Olympian Tang Pui Wah, comic writer-artist Sonny Liew, HIV-positive program coordinator Calvin Tan and disabled rapper Wheelsmith.”
(credit: Straits Times)