Majulah Singapura Plays In US Asian Grocery Store
Customers of an Asian grocery store in the US were treated to some spectacular Singaporean music as they went around filling their baskets with noodles, rice and spicy condiments. Our National Anthem.Source
Unfortunately, as the glorious music rang through the aisles, we saw no one standing at attention, fist to the heart and singing along with pride.
Singaporeans are shook
Singaporean Twitter users were equally shook.
One user expressed excitement that our anthem was being played in a country nearly 15,000km away.Source
Another user admonished the store’s customers for paying no attention to the anthem.Source
Yet another surmised that the owner of the store must be a Singaporean. Why else would anyone play the Singapore National Anthem?Source
Finally, one user wondered if PM Lee’s National Day Rally was played as well. That would certainly have given certain Singaporean shoppers more incentive to just hang out in the store.Source
It’s always nice to see an element of Singapore overseas — and especially so if you’re living abroad and miss home.
Here’s to hoping all things Singaporean get more airtime overseas.