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National Anthem  
The composer of the National Anthem, the late Encik Zubir Said, had written it on the basis of two words, "Majulah Singapura" or " Onward Singapore".

The patriotic song was first performed by the Singapore Chamber Ensemble on the opening of the renovated Victoria Theatre. It was launched on 3 December 1959 together with the National Flag and the State Crest, at the installation of the new Head of State, Yang di-Pertuan Negara, at the City Hall steps.

Upon independence in 1965, "Majulah Singapura" was adopted as the Republic's National Anthem.

However, a newer version of the Singapore Anthem was launched on 19th January 2001. It was made grander than the one before, and somewhat more inspiring. It was done through accumulation of more than a year's work by the Ministry of Information and the Arts. Several leading local composers were also invited to help out in the work. The tempo of the orchestration is set lower as well as more instruments being used to create the majestic feel.

All the recordings were done on 20th November 2000 by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with Lim Yau at the helm. The English translation of the lyrics were also revised to provide a better understanding.

Singapore National Anthem Lyrics and English Translation of Lyrics  

       Majulah Singapura    

Mari Kita Rayat Singapura
Sama-Sama Menuju Bahagia
Cita-Cita Kita Yang Mulia
Berjaya Singapura
* Marilah Kita Bersatu
Dengan Semangat Yang Baru
Semua Kita Berseru
Majulah Singapura
Majulah Singapura
* repeat

       Onward Singapore     

Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success
Come, let us unite
In a new spirit
Let our voices soar as one
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

Song - National Anthem: Courtesy of Expat Singapore Pte Ltd
       Courtesy of Singapore Infomap