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Singapura, oh Singapura
(Singaporean Kids Song)

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Hamidah Bte Puteh sent this song with a note saying that Singapura means "Land of the Lion". Singa is lion in Malay.

This is the Malay version of "Singapura, Oh Singapura".

Singapura, oh Singapura
Singapore, Oh, Singapore
Children's Song
(Malay)
Children's Song
(English)

Singapura, oh Singapura,
Saya hormat selamanya
Singapura, oh Singapura,
Negeriku yang sangat permai
Tiap pemuda sedia membelanya
Bekerja giat Bertekad bulat
Singapura, oh Singapura,
Saya hormat selamanya

Singapore, oh, Singapore
I respect you forever
Singapore, oh, Singapore
My country, ever peaceful
Each young man* stands ready to defend it
Work hard, strong determination
Singapore, oh Singapore
I respect you forever.

Notes

*youth

There's an English version of this song called Singapura, Oh Singapura

Comments

Hamidah Bte Puteh wrote: "Hi Lisa,

I am currently on a personal mission to find old/traditional songs which we learnt as children in schools in Singapore. Singapore has 4 main races - Malay (original residents), Chinese and Indian (early settlers) and Eurasian. What is remarkable is that in the olden days, we all memorise songs of different languages even though we do not know the exact translation. And we still remember the songs! The lyrics are usually patriotic and inspiring - these songs were passed down generations.

However, with modernisation and commercialisation, these traditional songs are not taught in schools anymore. They are replaced with catchy ones and only in English. Except the national anthem which is still in Malay (the national language).

I have included the translation of the Malay (i.e. original) version of this song ...thanks for having it on your website (I could not find it elsewhere!)."

Hamidah Bte Puteh
Singapore

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Hamidah Bte Puteh for contributing and translating this song.

Terima kasih banyak-banyak!

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