Singapore’s 50th birthday to see 50 amazing projects

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SG2015 logoPhillip Wu and Evelyn Lau, two business partners running a small production company, have already planned out their birthday gifts for Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence: an initiative titled SG2015.

SG2015 aspires to attract the silent majority of Singaporeans living all over the world to remember the country’s past, where it stands currently, and what the future will hold for the country’s growth in the future.Launching in August 2015, SG2015 is already in motion to “gift” 50 small, but very meaningful projects to Singapore, meant to reinforce economic growth, welfare and job stability.

Wu and Lau’s trans-media start up Grid_Synergy, as well as The Central Singapore District will spend the next two years supporting project starters who present credible ideas by nurturing their plans in time for country’s 50th birthday.

Project starters are already on their way with laying down the blueprints of what gift they intend to give to Singapore through the SG2015 initiative.

Member of Parliament Denise Phua put forth a plan called “Milk and Diapers”, which starts within her constituency, Moulmein-Kallang GRC, that will crowd-source and supply diapers for both adults and babies. “Milk and Diapers” will collect funds to purchase a bulk of diapers, and distribute them among families and people in need. Though the government already supports its poorest, Phua wants to reach, in her own words, those who “fall through the cracks”.

Phua is personally handling the project with the support of volunteers and other MPs, collecting contributions while identifying the families and people who need them most.

“It will happen for as long as needed and as long as there are sufficient donors, givers and recipients,” Phua said.

Other planners, The Flying Dutchman (Mark van Cuylenburg) and Chris Henson, two radio personalities, hope to resurrect Singapore’s music scene by reflecting ‘70s and early ‘80s music styles with acts like October Cherries, Speedway, and Tokyo Square, all Singaporean bands famous in their heyday.

“People like Gingerbread, Tokyo Square, Speedway? They’re still playing in clubs, they’re still playing in pubs, and are older today, and forgotten,” said Henson. “My vision for the future would be to get that feel back. To have a Singapore by the citizen,”

Meanwhile, IN.Genius, a hi-tech start-up company has already outlined a plan for developing a space science education initiative that would send the first Singaporean to space by August 9th, 2015.The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Singapore Science Centre Board and the Singapore Space and Technology Association, as a part of dedication for setting their plans in motion.

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Phillip Wu and Evelyn Lau, two business partners running a small production company, have already planned out their birthday gifts for Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence: an initiative titled SG2015.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

SG2015 logoPhillip Wu and Evelyn Lau, two business partners running a small production company, have already planned out their birthday gifts for Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence: an initiative titled SG2015.

SG2015 aspires to attract the silent majority of Singaporeans living all over the world to remember the country’s past, where it stands currently, and what the future will hold for the country’s growth in the future.Launching in August 2015, SG2015 is already in motion to “gift” 50 small, but very meaningful projects to Singapore, meant to reinforce economic growth, welfare and job stability.

Wu and Lau’s trans-media start up Grid_Synergy, as well as The Central Singapore District will spend the next two years supporting project starters who present credible ideas by nurturing their plans in time for country’s 50th birthday.

Project starters are already on their way with laying down the blueprints of what gift they intend to give to Singapore through the SG2015 initiative.

Member of Parliament Denise Phua put forth a plan called “Milk and Diapers”, which starts within her constituency, Moulmein-Kallang GRC, that will crowd-source and supply diapers for both adults and babies. “Milk and Diapers” will collect funds to purchase a bulk of diapers, and distribute them among families and people in need. Though the government already supports its poorest, Phua wants to reach, in her own words, those who “fall through the cracks”.

Phua is personally handling the project with the support of volunteers and other MPs, collecting contributions while identifying the families and people who need them most.

“It will happen for as long as needed and as long as there are sufficient donors, givers and recipients,” Phua said.

Other planners, The Flying Dutchman (Mark van Cuylenburg) and Chris Henson, two radio personalities, hope to resurrect Singapore’s music scene by reflecting ‘70s and early ‘80s music styles with acts like October Cherries, Speedway, and Tokyo Square, all Singaporean bands famous in their heyday.

“People like Gingerbread, Tokyo Square, Speedway? They’re still playing in clubs, they’re still playing in pubs, and are older today, and forgotten,” said Henson. “My vision for the future would be to get that feel back. To have a Singapore by the citizen,”

Meanwhile, IN.Genius, a hi-tech start-up company has already outlined a plan for developing a space science education initiative that would send the first Singaporean to space by August 9th, 2015.The company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Singapore Science Centre Board and the Singapore Space and Technology Association, as a part of dedication for setting their plans in motion.

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