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" Majulah Singapura " ("Onward Singapore") is the national anthem of Singapore. Composed by Zubir Said in 1958 as a theme song for official functions of the City Council of Singapore, the song was selected in 1959 as the island's anthem when it attained self-government.
A horizontal bicolour of red and white; charged in white in the canton with a crescent facing the fly and a pentagon of five stars representing the nation's ideals. The Flag of Singapore was adopted in 1959, the year Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire. It remained the national flag upon the country's independence from ...
The modern post of prime minister appeared in 1905. A decree of Emperor Nicholas II on 19 October 1905 established the Council of Ministers of the Russian Empire, bringing together the Ministers in one Cabinet (previously each Minister had reported directly to the Emperor on the affairs of his department).
The Ministry of Education claims that "The system of meritocracy in Singapore ensures that the best and brightest, regardless of race, religion and socio-economic background, are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential. Everyone has access to education, which equips them with skills and knowledge to earn a better living."
28 February – The Ministry of Education launches the Learning Journeys programme for students to learn about Singapore outside the classroom. March The ICA Building. 3 March – The Singapore Immigration and Registration (SIR) Building (now the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority Building) is officially opened.
The Singapore Accountancy Commission is formed to regulate the accountancy sector. The Early Childhood Development Agency is formed to oversee both kindergartens and childcare centres. ECDA is overseen by both the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development, being housed in the latter.
Chua Lam (蔡澜), food critic, columnist and television personality. Kuo Pao Kun (郭宝崑), playwright, theatre director and arts activist; attended TCHS in the 1950s. Ng Hui (黄慧), MediaCorp actress; graduated from HCJC. Alan Tern (唐育书), MediaCorp actor; graduated from TCHS and HCJC.
Mandopop is categorized as a subgenre of commercial Chinese-language music within C-pop. Popular music sung in Mandarin was the first variety of popular music in Chinese to establish itself as a viable industry. It originated in Shanghai, and later Hong Kong, Taipei and Beijing also emerged as important centers of the Mandopop music industry.