On August 9, 2015, all Singaporeans at home and abroad have an excellent reason to celebrate – Singapore's 50th year of independence, or 'SG50' as we fondly refer to the jubilee. As recently as half-a-century ago when our small island-state gained independence, our future was far from certain. Today, Singapore has transformed beyond recognition thanks to the long-sighted policies of our first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and his talented team of Ministers, and the hard work and dedication of the first generation of Singaporeans.
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