Lonely Planet Writer

Singapore gears up for 50th anniversary celebrations

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of independence for Singapore. After suffering through much economic and political turmoil Singapore now finds itself one of the richest countries in the world and with a population of over 5 million and a booming tourism industry.

Singapore prepares for a weekend of jubilee celebrations.
Singapore prepares for a weekend of jubilee celebrations. Image by Nicolas Lannuzel / CC BY-SA 2.0

It’s safe to say this city state has come a long way in 50 years. A huge roster of events have been put together for the weekend of celebrations culminating in an extravagant National Day parade on  Sunday, 9 August. Read more: abc.net.au  and singapore50.sg