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Singapore its fiftieth birthday on Saturday. The tiny nation an independent country on August 8th, 1965. The climax of the celebrations the largest fireworks display ever seen in Singapore. Tens of thousands of people in the streets to . The country has been down to this anniversary since New Year's Eve. There have been hundreds of events to mark the fifty years since independence. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong a special National Day message to the nation. He said that Singapore could forward to "new peaks" ahead. He added that: "The journey ahead is uncharted. But we must on, because we to do better for ourselves and our children."

Singapore has a long way in the past fifty years. It independent from Britain when it was out of the Federation of Malaysia after social unrest. The country was very poor back then but the leadership of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew made Singapore wealthy. He earlier this year but there was an empty seat for him at the parade. He Singapore into one of the world's wealthiest countries. It is the fourth most important global financial centre and is home to the world's second busiest port. A woman she felt sad that Mr Lee could not long enough to be at the anniversary. She said: "We definitely that something is this year, and I still the pain in my heart."

 
 

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