Launched in August 2015 as part of the SG50 celebrations, the “We, The Citizens of Singapore” travelling exhibition celebrates Singapore citizenship.
The exhibition is inspired by the ideals encapsulated in our National Pledge and the National Flag (i.e. Democracy, Progress, Peace, Justice and Equality). It showcases our shared ideals via stories of citizens who have made Singapore a better home for us all through the roles they play in society or through their individual actions.
By the time the exhibition concluded its last rove in March 2017, it had travelled to 19 locations island-wide, including selected GRC-level Citizenship Ceremonies. Over 2,000 members of public have interacted with the exhibition and participated in the self-discovery activity to reflect on their role as Singapore citizens. Participants’ completed responses to the five ideals in the self-reflection activity are updated in real-time and displayed as part of the exhibition.
In view of Singapore’s SG50 Jubilee Year milestone, one of the key questions posed to participants was, “As a citizen, which roles or actions do you think are most important for Singapore today?” The poll showed that equal respect/fair treatment and acting the majority’s decision while ensuring minority representation were the two top roles/actions that were most pertinent to society today.
A video entitled “What Does It Mean to be Singaporean”, that helps viewers reflect on the values that Singaporeans hold dear, was also launched as part of the exhibition.
Watch the video: