Happy 50th Birthday Singapore! 

This is home truly, where I know I must be
Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows
This is home surely, as my senses tell me
This is where I won't be alone, for this is where I know it's home
I love Singapore! and I am always a proud Singaporean for sure!
Every year my hubby and I will watch NDP or be somewhere near the padang/platform to watch fireworks without fail :) Except one year, because of my University finale examinations :( but we still watch TV at home.. just that I nagged the whole day because I still prefer watching fireworks live.. haha
This is how Singapore look in 2015..
Do you still remember how Singapore look 8 years ago?

Let's walk down the memory lane together 
to see how Singapore transformed over the past 8 years! :)

❤ Year 2007 NDP 
My hubby and my first NDP together! Please don't ask me why we wear the "LOVE" shirt (red and white)! Hahaha.. Forgive my childishness please.. I am only 18 years old back then..
I remember how reluctant my hubby was when I asked him to wear that shirt out.. and I felt completely normal to wear that out.. Omg! >.< What am I thinking?!?! haha..
Now I know why my friends call me "Burger"..my nickname last time.. 
because my face super round.. baby fat!
in 2007 the Singapore Flyer still under construction.. Haven't operate yet..
Sorry for the low quality pics! All pics we took using our lousy camera/phone last time.. haha
Remember how helix bridge look last time?
look at the pic below! I appreciate how beautiful Singapore is right now!
After looking at all the pics last time! At that time still no MBS yet!

Ok.. for your entertainment purpose.. this is how we look in our LOVE T-shirt..
Old school Maximum!

❤ Year 2008 NDP 
Singapore Flyer started it's operation! 
Back then we managed to take Singapore Flyer at SGD $10, due to student promotion.. =D
Remember how days without MBS look? haha
in 2008 MBS just started their construction work! Look at the pic below..
Is amazing how Singapore transformed! So much nicer now!
everywhere in construction..
What about the current Marina bay financial centre (MBFC)?

Below is a pic of MBFC under construction! merely 7 years ago it was just a flat piece of land!
Remember this heart shape? One of my favourite :)

Me.. So young looking back then..
Us <3 in our NDP OOTD! back then we still don't know what is #OOTD.
The youngster nowadays are so creative! Erm.. I also not very old la! haha

❤ Year 2009 NDP 
Managed to get tickets to watch NDP! Thanks to my friend! :)
Look at MBS in 2009! Great progress!
Look at Marina bay financial centre (MBFC) in 2009! Great Progress too!

Us..waiting for the crowd to clear.. Everything seems/feels like yesterday!! Time flies..
We went back to the place we first dated! Merlion! Hahaha.. 

Check out this post if you haven't > Place we first dated :)

❤ Year 2010 NDP 
NDP was held at the Padang!

I love the Singapore Flag torchlight.. :)
Unique funpack..

slight drizzling..

❤ Year 2012 NDP 
Me with the beautiful MBS :)
Get my facepainting done up :) With Singapore's national flower - Orchids
Haha..2012 is my hubby's fat-est year! Because he just graduated from NUS and just started working! Hahaha.. first time his face rounder than me.. I miss his fat days! 
Haha.. makes me look slimmer..
"Act yi ge.." Lol
Us <3

I look super pale..weather too hot! I can faint anytime.. haha
Beautiful MBFC..and landscape of Singapore..

❤ Year 2013 NDP 
Actual day NDP tickets! Manage to get actual day NDP tickets!
Decided to do face painting again! because 2012 my face painting was nicely done up!

Us at the floating platform!

Nicer pic that year onwards..because hubby started working and bought a new camera =D

❤ Year 2014 NDP 
Us at the floating platform :) The cap in the funpack super cute! haha

Us with the beautiful landscape of Singapore.. every year I get super tanned after NDP!

"Chao ta" due to the hot weather..


❤ Year 2015 NDP 
This is just a small part..hopefully we managed to take more nice pics on actual day :)
Sadly we did not manage to get NDP ticket on this special jubilee year! 
but we will still be camping nearby to celebrate SG50! =D
This is how Singapore look in 2015! I wonder in another 8 years time.. 
What will Singapore transform to? :) even nicer? =D To me is already perfect!

Love this pic of us! Happy SG50 Singapore!

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew our Forefather..
Without him..Singapore will not be like this today!

On 23rd March 2015 the whole nation stand together to grieve for the loss..
It is nice to see people helping one another while queuing to pay our last respect to former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.. volunteers giving out drinks and food, everyone doing their part in one way or another.. Even in death.. Mr LKY unites us.. 
One people, One nation, One Singapore..

Always a proud Singaporean 
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Year 2013 National day will always be the most memorable one for us.. 

because we managed to get Actual Day NDP tickets.. that was our first time seeing Mr Lee Kuan Yew in person.

I remember seeing him struggling to stand up with the help of two of his assistants during the saying of pledge and singing of national anthem.. he is a selfless person.. 
He love the nation and he love us.. You will always have a place in our heart.
Thank you for everything you have done for the nation <3 We love you!

There was a time when people said that Singapore won't make it, but we did.. 
There was a time when troubles seemed too much for us to take, but we did..

We built a nation, strong and free, reaching out together for peace and harmony..

We are Singapore.. Singaporeans! 

Happy 50th Birthday Singapore! 
See you on instagram @bigtreeandkoala for now :) 
enjoy your long weekend everyone!

3 Responses so far.

  1. Huihui says:

    你从小到大都很漂亮! 很甜美的笑容!

  2. Anonymous says:

    where you took the 2015 pic with fireworks?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Chance upon ur blog! U both are lovely!

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