A float at Singapore’s 50th National Day Parade on August 9, 2015. Picture: Fiona Seah
A float at Singapore’s 50th National Day Parade on August 9, 2015. Picture: Fiona Seah

Singapore embraces multilingualism five decades after independence

New campaign promoting diversity is a major shift from Lee Kuan Yew’s hard-line policies when Chinese dialects other than Mandarin were discouraged

A float at Singapore’s 50th National Day Parade on August 9, 2015. Picture: Fiona Seah
A float at Singapore’s 50th National Day Parade on August 9, 2015. Picture: Fiona Seah
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