Dear Residents of the South East District,
This year we commemorate Singapore's bicentennial experience exhibition at the Fort Caning is 'From Singapore to Singaporean', and it highlight three key attributes in our Singaporean DNA since 200 years ago: multiculturalism openness and self-determination. Indeed, in the 700 years Singapore's history, Singapore has been open and connected to the rest of the world, and welcomes people from all races and cultures to set roots here. And despite the many tumultuous periods in our history, it is our fighting spirit and self-determination that have helped us overcome our challenges and come out stronger.
These learning points continue
to be relevant to us today — at all
levels — from individuals to families
to neighbourhoods, to communities
and Singapore society as a whole.
We strengthen our relationship
through mutual respect and a shared
vision. We know the whole is greater
than the sum of its parts. Working
together and supporting those who
need help will ensure that our society
matures with no one left behind.
Success goes beyond economic
progress and wealth. Success is when
diversity is seen as an asset, and
when every member feels rooted and
valued and will strive to do his or her
best for the betterment of society.
South East CDC continues to
strive to realise this vision through
our programmes that strengthen our
social infrastructure and promote
active citizenry. We look forward to
engaging more community partners
as we journey together through
challenging times, overcome them
with determination, and succeed as
our predecessors have done.
Dr Maliki Osman
Mayor, South East District
Grassroots Adviser to East Coast GRC GROs
And MP for East Coast GRC