PM Lee announces Singapore’s 200th anniversary celebration in 2019 – GE to follow?

PM Lee announces Singapore’s 200th anniversary celebration in 2019 – GE to follow?

The Independent·2018-01-01 19:25

In his New Year message, PM Lee announced plans to mark the 200th anniversary of 1819, when Stamford Raffles founded the modern day Singapore:

Singapore marked 50 years of independence in 2015 but “the Singapore Story began way before 1965″according to the head of government who added, “We must understand truly how far back our history reaches, and how complex it is.” PM Lee justified the commemoration of the 200th anniversary as it was also done in 1969 for the 150th anniversary:

“2019 will be the 200th anniversary of Raffles’ landing. We should commemorate this bicentennial appropriately, just as we marked the 150th anniversary in 1969. It is an important milestone for Singapore; an occasion for us to reflect on how our nation came into being, how we have come this far since, and how we can go forward together.” This means, there will be big celebrations in Singapore in 2019, likely paving the way for GE in late 2019 or 2020.

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