What does SG50 mean to Singapore?

In 2015, Singapore celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence with SG50: a broad, year-long series of inclusive and people-oriented activities, initiatives and programmes — from large-scale signature events to sectoral or community-led projects, and ground-up initiatives.

What’s in Singapore’s SG50 Funpack?

The special SG50 funpack came in 50 different designs and contained memorabilia from Singapore’s yesteryear. They included items used for games like erasers with countries’ flags on them and capteh (weighted shuttlecock) and snacks such as muruku and haw flakes.

What happened during SG50?

The year-long SG50 celebrations was marked by several signature, national and even regional events: from the SEA Games to the Jubilee Weekend around National Day itself and the future-oriented Future of Us exhibition 1 which capped the jubilee year.

How many Singaporeans got the Singapore 50th anniversary gift?

But for Singapore’s 50th year, the gift was extended to every Singaporean and Permanent Resident household – about 1.2 million households in all. Video Player is loading. This is a modal window.

What was the role of Public Communications in the SG50 celebrations?

Planning for the celebrations started over two years leading up to 2015 and played a critical role in weaving the range of SG50 activities into a cohesive whole. Public communications was important in ensuring that the SG50 celebrations were broad-based and inclusive — involving all ages and the less privileged.

Where can I exchange the SG50 note?

6 The SG50 commemorative notes were designed by four local artists and designers, namely Mr Chua Mia Tee, Mr Eng Siak Loy, Mr Weng Ziyan and Mr Fabian Lim. 7 The public can exchange the SG50 commemorative notes at face value at branches of nine major retail banks from 20 August 2015 onwards.

Who designed the SG50 $50 note?

Mr Fabian Lim is a partner in Royal Fly, a local design company. He designed the SG50 $50 commemorative note and the first back design of the SG50 $10 commemorative note, ‘…regardless of race, language or religion…’.