Aug 7 declared a holiday as part of Singapore's 50th birthday celebrations

AS Singapore marks 50 years of independence this year, the President has declared August 7 a public holiday. This will make for an extended Jubilee Weekend over August 7 to 10 so as to enable all Singaporeans to participate in commemorating this special milestone in our nation's history.

"I am pleased that we can have the SG50 Public Holiday and a Jubilee Weekend filled with meaningful and inspiring activities, for Singaporeans to come together and celebrate as one. I hope everyone will take part in the activities and events organised around the island, and spend this special time together with your loved ones," said Minister Heng Swee Keat, chairman of SG50 Steering Committee, on Saturday.

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