Monday, July 20, 2009

Racial Harmony



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Said the Minister: "Peace and harmony is something we cannot take for granted. It’s something we always have to work on. And it depends upon us exercising common sense, goodwill, honesty, and sincerity."
Dr V Balakrishnan

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Education Minister Ng Eng Hen, who joined the celebrations at Admiralty Primary School, said Singapore's unity and harmony should not be taken for granted. This is because if bombs are to go off here, ties that have taken decades to build may be fractured.

What do you treasure about Racial Harmony in Singapore? Comments please.

Selected comments...

"I treasure my non-chinese friends though I do not have alot . Without Racial Harmony we will have lots of riots ... my father said during one riot ( I forgot which one ), his parents were very worried and told him and his sibilings to hide and the room and lock the door for safety . I do not want to experience that , not going to school to see my teachers and friends . And without Racial Harmony we would not have any chance to have friends from different races and the opportunity to wear and try out the different races traditional costumes :D" - Zheng Xuan

" Let us hope that our future generations treasure racial harmony and peace in Singapore, as some other countries do not have what we have today." - Jolene Kong

"I treasure the moments I share with my multi-racial friends usually during soccer games." Marcus Ho

36 comments:

Lim Zheng Xuan ~ 5R said...

I treasure my non-chinese friends though I do not have alot . Without Racial Harmony we will have lots of riots ... my father said during one riot ( I forgot which one ), his parents were very worried and told him and his sibilings to hide and the room and lock the door for safety . I do not one to experience that , not going to school to see my teachers and friends . And without Racial Harmony we would not have any chance to have friends from different races and the ability to wear and try out the different races traditional costumes :D

Kang ShaoQuan said...

I feel that i am lucky to leave in singapore as there is very little racism here, all thanks to Racial Harmony!

Si Ning said...

I treasure the respect towards other races about Racial Harmony.If we do not have respect,we will have riots almost every day.I am very glad that I am born in Singapore which do not have any races riots.

Desmond Tan said...

The reminder to not forget to value harmony

Ng Siew Chin said...

I treasured the peace that Singaporeans maintained throughout these years. I hope it will still maintained for the years after. But one thing that we are not sure is the insultation. Maybe we were in the same lift with a Indian and after we came out of lift. One may said," Eww, that man was so smelly!" This kind of things happen and may cause the misunderstanding between each races. I do treasure the relationship with my neighbour although I don't see them often. I wish everyone will make an effort to maintain this peace. Nowaday, beacause of the terrorism, all of us are becoming more and more cautious, but hope it does not make the misunderstanding as what Mr Lee Hsien Long and Mr Lee Kuan Yew have said.

Marcus 27 said...

I treasure the moments I share with my multi-racial friends usually during soccer games.

Teo Yan Han-16 said...

I treasure the friendship between different races.

kerin- 5R said...

I treasure my neighbors and love living in Singapore.

WKWEI(39,5R) said...

I treasure it as it provide peace.Why attack?It only cause riots,wars and unhappieness!And what do they lead to?DEATH!

Yin YiRan said...

I treasure the peace and respect between the different races.

Jolene ~5R said...

I treasure... my non-chinese friends and the peacefulness we have in Singapore! Why? We were once 'enemies' from the past , riots and killings were common in our streets, but, we finally set aside our differences! And we had racial harmony and peace in city. Until today, racial harmony still remains-though some of us might be a little insulting to the other non-chinese... Let us hope that our future generations tresure racial harmony and peace in Singapore, as some other countries do not have what we have today.

Xiao JieYing-5R said...

I repect and treasure my non-chinese neighbors,i felt lucky to lived in singapore.

Jia Yin said...

I am happy that I live in a country without riots.(although it has quite a few in the past.)But I truly wish that Singapore can maintained its peace if not there will be lots of arguments or riots among the races.(if without racial harmony, of course.)

HAPPY RACIAL HARMONY!!!!!!!XD

Lek Kai Jie said...

I think that in the last time there were alot of riots. Now, we have alot more peace as we have Racial Harmony in Singapore and every Singaporeans tresure this day. All poeple from all races in Singapore will get together and celebrate this speacial day which only Singapore has.

Michelle~5R said...

I treasure my non-chinese friends, teachers and neighbours. Without Racial Harmony, the riots in the history will become reality once again.d^_^b

Tamly Seah said...

I treasure all the non-chinese friends I have,especially my American and South-American friends, and that Singapore is a country that many tourists and business people come that come and settles here.

Edgar Chong said...

I trasure all my friends even though they are other racials.I hope there is no riots in the future and what is the point of fighting, it will end u losing their love ones and more hatred.

Lee Bin said...

I treasure the good food and the racial harmony here. If there are no racial harmony in Singapore, riots and killings happening on the streets will be common. I do not wish that history repeats, innocent will be killed. If we all do not live in harmony together, the other races would not want to sell their food to us and we cannot enjoy a great variety of food. I think Singapore is a 'Food Paradise' because of this. But we should not take everything for granted, we still have to do our part in protecting the harmony between races in Singapore. All of us have a part. Let us not let our ancestors efforts go down the drain.

LiYun said...

I teasure the value of racial harmony as it is very important.In other countries riots are rather common and many are killed i feel so lucky to live in Singapore.We should also respect the people of other races and stop insulting them and calling them names as it is extremely rude.

Kum Heng Wei said...

I treasure the fact that people from other races and myself can get along together very well.All this due to Racial Harmony.

Aui Yong Wei Hao said...

What I treasure about Racial Harmony in Singapore is that I am free to make new friends from other races. I can about also learn more about their culture.
Most inportantly, riots will not appear and cause more problems for us.

Trixie Mak Hong Teng ~ 5R said...

I treasure friends from other races, I treasure the peace we have and I treasure that we have racial harmony. According to the internet, some countries still have riots or bombing and I would not like to experience that.. I feel lucky to live in Singapore. =D

Ignatius said...

With racial harmony,there are less riots in Singapore.People in all races celebrate this special day with friends from other countries.
I will treasure the friendship between all my non-chinese friends around me.

Happy Racial Harmony Day!!!XD

bernice said...

i treasure all my friends including the non-chinese and help each another when there a need.

Isaac Tay said...

Racial Harmony taught me that keeping good relationship with other races

joyce said...

I treasure the friendship and respect between my non-chinese friends, teachers. Singapore is very lucky because there is very little racism here. i can learn more about the culture of other races through racial harmony. Singapore does not have any races riots and war (except in the past) because Singapore treasure racial harmony. Racial harmony is important because without it, Singapore will have riots and wars that kills people. =[

Sharon said...

I treasure my friends from other racial and thanks them for the help they have given to me.I hope that there will be not be any riots in Singapore again!

Chong jia ming said...

I will treasure our country as one singaporean as we should not have any riots from today onwards and not to be a racies.

Sun Hao Ting said...

I hope that we can continue racial harmony in the future or forever as if we don't treasure racial harmony,it might be very hard to survive in the future.

ZHEN SI QI 5R said...

I would treasure the moments with my non-chinese friends if I have any .We would celebrate this special day together as Singaporeans.
HAPPY RACIAL HARMONY!!

YiSiNg said...

I treasure my non chinese friends as most of my friends are chinese.

shawnlim:) said...

I treasure the momments I share with my happiness the sadness with my other races friends in my swimming team.

Teo Yan Han-16 said...

I treasure the friendship between different races and the relationship between my non-chinese friends. I hope that from today onwards, there will not be any more riots going on between different races.

weijian9898 said...

i treasure the relationship with my non-chinese friend.

June said...

I treasure all my friends, chinese and non-chinese.They always help me when I need help.

Ivan said...

I treasure the friendship between me and my multi-racial friends. We play and help each other when either of us have difficulties in anything.