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Together we’ll build our dreams*

Caveat


Only dreams that drive our economy, please. Sporting dreams are welcome but are best pursued at your own cost.

Oh, and we reserve the right to disqualify dreams that become too critical.

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Together we’ll stay as one nation, undivided*

Caveat


Except for LGBTQ people, of course. They deserve to be discriminated and persecuted.

Want to change this? Attend Pink Dot on 1st July.

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Together we’ll brave the heat, the cold, the storms*

Caveat


Provided you have a traditional nuclear family (even though less than half of families are nuclear as of 2014). Single parents, you’re on your own—you’ll have to find your own means of getting a roof over your heads.

Want to change this? Help sign this petition created by AWARE.

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Hand in hand*

Caveat


Heterosexual hands only, please.

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Together we’ll grow this land* that we call home

Caveat


Grow this land, we have—22% of Singapore’s land size is reclaimed land. Our thirst for land reclamation has caused massive environmental problems for Cambodia (though this is refuted by our government).

But who cares—we’ll grow this land we call home, amiright?

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Nothing in this world compares*

Caveat


Our politicians’ salaries are also, ahem, incomparably high.

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It’s our Singaporean Life*

Caveat


Don’t you foreigners meddle with our Singaporean Life™. In fact, we’re gonna go ahead and ban foreigners from the Speakers’ Corner, our only designated area of free speech. Sorry not sorry, Pink Dot.

But dear foreigners, please do invest in our businesses and infrastructure though. Thanks.

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Everyone is family, friend and neighbour*

Caveat


Everyone except the marginalised minority. If you aren’t a nuclear family, then you aren’t a family, period.

Also, foreign workers—those who help build our homes—don’t deserve to be our neighbours. Not in our backyards, thank you very much.

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Living in harmony*

Caveat


We are harmoniously divided into four neat boxes: CMIO. Please fit into one box.

As usual, all boxes are equal, but some boxes are more equal than others.

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Nothing in this world compares*

Caveat


Oh, we are also the most expensive city in the world—as well as the most liveable city. Go figure.

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Where we love and know we’ll never be alone*

Caveat


Heterosexual love only, please. Others can go ahead and be alone and unmarried.

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Because it’s Singapore (Just believe)*

Caveat


Don’t go believing in the wrong opinions or the wrong kind of news though. You should only believe in the right stuff.

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Our Singapore* (The world will see)

Caveat


Please note the emphasis on “our”. Foreigners please head to Orchard Road instead of Hong Lim Park, thank you very much.

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We are Singapore*

Caveat


Not that endearing song from 1987.

NDP 2017 Theme Song: The Annotated* Lyrics

This year’s NDP song isn’t just bad, it also contains a load of cheerful lyrics that ring hollow when you think about how the country really is governed.

In fact, NDP 2017 song’s lyrics come with many hidden caveats—caveats that only apply to sections of the populace. Because while we can sing of a nation undivided, our laws and acts really paint the true picture of a nation selectively united.

Ready to see the caveats in NDP 2017’s song lyrics?

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Because It’s Singapore!

Lyrics: Jay Lim
Music: Lee Wei Song

Step by step
Together we’ll build our dreams*
Heart to heart
Together we’ll stay as one nation, undivided*
Back to back
Together we’ll brave the heat, the cold, the storms*
Hand in hand*
Together we’ll grow this land* that we call home

Nothing in this world compares*
It’s our Singaporean Life*
Everyone is family, friend and neighbour*
Living in harmony*

Nothing in this world compares*
To this island where it’s home
Where we love and know we’ll never be alone*
Because it’s Singapore (Just believe)*
This is Singapore (We can be)
Our Singapore* (The world will see)
We are Singapore*

Recommended steps


  1. Play the song
  2. Click the underlined texts to read the caveats
  3. Smile sadly
  4. Share this page

Caveat


Only dreams that drive our economy, please. Sporting dreams are welcome but are best pursued at your own cost.

Oh, and we reserve the right to disqualify dreams that become too critical.

Caveat


Except for LGBTQ people, of course. They deserve to be discriminated and persecuted.

Want to change this? Attend Pink Dot on 1st July.

Caveat


Provided you have a traditional nuclear family (even though less than half of families are nuclear as of 2014). Single parents, you’re on your own—you’ll have to find your own means of getting a roof over your heads.

Want to change this? Help sign this petition created by AWARE.

Caveat


Heterosexual hands only, please.

Caveat


Grow this land, we have—22% of Singapore’s land size is reclaimed land. Our thirst for land reclamation has caused massive environmental problems for Cambodia (though this is refuted by our government).

But who cares—we’ll grow this land we call home, amiright?

Caveat


Our politicians’ salaries are also, ahem, incomparably high.

Caveat


Don’t you foreigners meddle with our Singaporean Life™. In fact, we’re gonna go ahead and ban foreigners from the Speakers’ Corner, our only designated area of free speech. Sorry not sorry, Pink Dot.

But dear foreigners, please do invest in our businesses and infrastructure though. Thanks.

Caveat


Everyone except the marginalised minority. If you aren’t a nuclear family, then you aren’t a family, period.

Also, foreign workers—those who help build our homes—don’t deserve to be our neighbours. Not in our backyards, thank you very much.

Caveat


We are harmoniously divided into four neat boxes: CMIO. Please fit into one box.

As usual, all boxes are equal, but some boxes are more equal than others.

Caveat


Oh, we are also the most expensive city in the world—as well as the most liveable city. Go figure.

Caveat


Heterosexual love only, please. Others can go ahead and be alone and unmarried.

Caveat


Don’t go believing in the wrong opinions or the wrong kind of news though. You should only believe in the right stuff.

Caveat


Please note the emphasis on “our”. Foreigners please head to Orchard Road instead of Hong Lim Park, thank you very much.

Caveat


Not that endearing song from 1987.

NDP 2017 Logo

#OneNationTogether*