If they didn’t hang Singapore National Flag in the background, you might think that this video is from China.
The only thing that is missing in this dance performance is a few guys wearing Chinese Communist Costume and waving a red flag in the background.
What the heck is the school thinking? The costume they are wearing looks like something from those Chinese communist propaganda dance. And why are the students dancing to a Chinese Communist Song titled 女兵走在大街上 (Female Soldiers walking along the street)? I know we have close diplomatic ties with China. But I didn’t know that it is now alright to play Chinese Communist Song in public. As far as I know, communism is still illegal in Singapore. (Or have we abolished that law already?)
This is definitely an inappropriate song to play during Singapore National Day observance ceremony. Here’s the lyrics for those who understand mandarin.
The last 2 sentence: “平安幸福和欢乐, 送给祖国妈妈” means “Peace, Happiness and Joy to Motherland”. Most Chinese Singaporeans don’t use the word 祖国 to describe Singapore. The word 祖国, although direct translation to English means “Motherland” or “Homeland”, is often used to describe China. Now, why are our students dancing to a song that wishes Peace, Happiness and Joy to China on Singapore National Day observance ceremony?
The whole performance is just inappropriate for Singapore National Day. I wonder what are the teachers and principal thinking when they are preparing for the observance ceremony.