National Day Rally Speeches: 50 Years of Nationhood in Singapore (1966-2015)


Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong, Lee Hsien Loong


The much-anticipated National Day Rally speech delivered annually in August is as much a critical review of Singapore’s achievements and failures in the year past as it is of the roadmap for the year ahead. Delivered for the first time on 8 August 1966 by Singapore’s founding father Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, it is a tradition that has been steadfastly continued each year by the country’s succeeding Prime Ministers Goh Chok Tong and Lee Hsien Loong. This book is a valuable compendium of National Day Rally speeches in English, delivered between 1966 and 2015, and chronicling the key political, social and economic changes that Singapore has experienced over the five decades since Independence.


National Archives of Singapore and Cengage

Book Details


  • 9789814763974 (hardcover)
  • 9814763977 (hardcover)
  • 9789814763929 (paperback)
  • 9814763926 (paperback)
  • 9789814763936 (e-book)

803 pages

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