Celebrate Singapore’s National NIGHT! Do your duty, get some booty!

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YAHOO! NEWS SINGAPORE

No new National Day song this year

There will be no new song for National Day this year, breaking a practice that goes back at least 16 years.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/no-new-national-day-song-this-year-013201600.html

NEVER MIND! Use the song below.

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If you’re coming over from Singapore for a holiday, watch out for HIDDEN speed cameras. OOPS! Sorry, can’t watch out for them! Can’t see them at all!!!

Drivers to face new Traffic Fines, the Automatic Enforcement System, etc…

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I Still Love You, Singapore: Another National Day video

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Why are Malays having more babies?

Yahoo! Newsroom

By Jeanette Tan | Yahoo! Newsroom – 10 hours ago

A letter on The Straits Times forum page has gone viral, with the author questioning why Malay Singaporeans are having more babies than the rest of the other races in Singapore.

The provocatively headlined letter, “Do Malay husbands know something the Chinese don’t?”, appeared on The Straits Times Forum page on Wednesday. The online version of it has been Facebook-shared over 8,000 times to date.

In an eight-paragraph letter, writer Ivan Goh compares the total fertility rate of Chinese in Singapore (1.08), Indians (1.09) and Malay Singaporeans (1.64) and essentially asks why the TFR rate for Malays is so much higher.

“Perhaps the Government should find out why Malay women are more willing to have babies,” he wrote.

He continued: “Are Malay men more romantic, persuasive and less stressed out by life’s perceived demands than Chinese men? Do Malay couples have a more viable network of caregivers?”

Reaction to the letter has been mixed, with some praising it for sparking debate on what is generally a taboo topic, while others said it displayed great ignorance of the issue.

ST reader Luzanne wrote, “Nice catchy title but the article displays great ignorance of the issue… Just like Catholicism, Islam strongly emphaises on kids and family above material acquisition and selfish ambition. But more importantly , it forbids abortion and contraceptives. Malay culture encourages early marriages. High divorce and remarriage rates also increase the total number of kids in a family. THOSE are the main reason for Malays’ higher fertility rates.”

FAMILY VALUES

The forum letter, as it appeared in The Straits Times on Wednesday. (Yahoo! photo)

When asked about the letter, 26-year-old project manager Nur Anisa told Yahoo! Singapore she agrees with the point Goh made about having a strong network of family caregivers.

“Grandmothers, aunts and even neighbours are willing to take care of the children if the mothers have to work, and we do have a very close-knit community–that really does help,” she said, adding that Malays place a great amount of value and emphasis on the family and in having families.

She stressed that Malays do not dismiss the importance of career progression and financial security, but said simply that they typically value their families much more.

“So having a family isn’t seen as a burden for most of us — we see children as a ‘blessing from God’, even if they might be unplanned during a marriage,” she said.

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Why are Malays having more babies?

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Night of Love in Singapore

14.08.2012
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Singapore authorities are trying to find non-trivial ways to convince the local population to procreate. In particular, advertising encourages Singaporeans to “fulfill their civic duty” after the national holiday of “Night of the nation.” The country with one of the highest standards of living is facing a severe demographic decline. Singapore is almost at the last place in the world in terms of birthrate.

A well-known manufacturer of chewing candy launched an original commercial before the national holiday of Singapore “Night of the nation”, traditionally held on August 9. It is a video for an r-n-b song that displays a caption on the screen. In short, the message is this: “I am chewing this sweet candy to kiss you. It is the Night of the nation today, and we need to perform our civic duty. I mean – conceive a child.”
Surprisingly, the authorities, usually very strict about compliance with the norms of morality on television, this time they stayed away. This means that the problem is really serious.
Singapore, being among the top countries in the world in terms of standard of living, was at the end of the world ranking in terms of birthrate. In 2010, the rate per woman was 1.1 children. Last year, it dropped to 0.78. The rate required for simple reproduction of population is 2.15.
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Why the locals do not want to have children in this “paradise” remains a mystery.
Singapore citizens do not seek to create a family. According to the Organization for Social Development in Singapore, for the period from 1984 to 2005, there were only 30,000 registered marriages. For comparison – in Moscow last year nearly 100, 000 couples got married.
The authorities are partially to blame. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, they carried out an active policy of family planning and decline in birthrate. In particular, one of the measures was to raise the legal marriage age for women to 26 years.

Now the situation is reversed when it is necessary to raise the birth rate. “The problem is that if family planning programs provide a quick effect, there is no recipe on how to improve the reproduction of the population. Today, the birth rate is increasing in the countries where the traditional family values are persistent. Birth rate is also not an issue in the sectors of society that stick to religious foundations – both Orthodox and Muslim. It turns out that the solution to this problem lies in the plane of ideology, religion and morality “, said Igor Beloborodov.
For now the Singapore authorities are looking for their non-traditional recipes. In particular, the lessons of love have been introduced for students where they are shown romantic movies and taught to hold hands. Now advertisers have joined the efforts. Whether this unusual way to make the “Night of the nation” the night of love produced results will be clear in nine months.

Svetlana Smetanina

Night of Love in Singapore

Read the full story at Pravda

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Booty

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I gotta get some booty.

You know he’s just in it for the booty.

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“Enormous” problems if Singaporeans don’t procreate: Lee Kuan Yew
By S Ramesh | Posted: 11 August 2012 2156 hrs

SINGAPORE: Former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has expressed concerns over Singapore’s low fertility rate.

He was speaking in Mandarin and English at the Tanjong Pagar-Tiong Bahru National Day celebration dinner on Saturday.

Mr Lee said Singapore’s birth rates have been steadily declining.

He stressed that Singaporeans are not reproducing themselves.

Giving some simple statistics, Mr Lee said the Chinese reproduction rate is 1.08 – with two Chinese becoming one in the next generation.

For the Indians, the rate is 1.09, and for the Malays – 1.64.

“If we go on like that, this place will fold up, because there’ll be no original citizens left to form the majority, and we cannot have new citizens, new PRs to settle our social ethos, our social spirit, our social norms. So my message is a simple one. The answer is very difficult but the problems, if we don’t find the answers, are enormous,” said Mr Lee.

He added that without the work permit holders to build the roads and homes and dig the tunnels, Singapore would be a very different place.

And without the permanent residents, Singapore’s population would be older, smaller, and will lose vitality.

“So our choice is simple. Either accept migrants at the rate at which we can assimilate them and make them conform to our values and have others on temporary work permit holders to help build up Singapore and improve,” said Mr Lee.

But for the longer term, what’s important is to have a change in mindset.

Mr Lee said: “Our educated men and women must decide whether to replace themselves in the next generation. At the moment, 31 per cent of women and 44 per cent of men are opting out. Not leaving a next generation.

“So, just ponder over it and you will know the solution is not simple. But we’ve got to persuade people to understand that getting married is important, having children is important. Do we want to replace ourselves or do we want to shrink and get older and be replaced by migrants and work permit holders? That’s the simple question.”

Speaking on the sidelines of the same dinner, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Chan Chun Sing, said the new Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will press on with efforts to help younger people get married and start families earlier.

“Enormous” problems if Singaporeans don’t procreate: Lee Kuan Yew

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Govt reviewing Marriage and Parenthood package
By S Ramesh/Sharon See | Posted: 12 August 2012 2121 hrs

SINGAPORE: The government is reviewing the Marriage and Parenthood package to encourage Singaporeans to get married earlier and have more children.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said this as he urged Singaporeans to work hand in hand to overcome two key challenges that Singapore faces – having a sustainable population and maintaining the country’s economic vitality.

Mr Teo, who also oversees the country’s population planning policies, said: “We intend to to put out a White Paper at the end of this year so that we can bring Singaporeans together to discuss this issue, to understand what the implications are and to come together to see what are the possible ways forward which will give us a sustainable population, a cohesive population and a population that will ensure our vitality into the future.”

Govt reviewing Marriage and Parenthood package

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Anything to get Singaporeans to make babies!

Do your duty, get some booty, Singapore tells citizens

Amanda Kwan

The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Aug. 07 2012, 1:39 PM EDT

Last updated Tuesday, Aug. 07 2012, 2:35 PM EDT

Countries faced with declining birth rates typically promote immigration or provide financial incentives.

Then there’s the Government of Singapore, which is holding a “National Night” of sex – a campaign to encourage citizens to make babies.

The Aug. 9 public holiday commemorates the country’s independence from Malaysia in the mid-sixties. But this year, the government is hoping a public plea for procreation will help spur a population spurt.

And if that’s not bizarre enough, the campaign is sponsored by the breath mint maker Mentos, which produced a three-minute, 16-second rap calling on all Singaporeans to do their “civic duty.”

“Why you eating a mint, baby?” a woman’s voice asks at the start of the video.

“So I can kiss you on the face,” a man answers.

With the gratuitous breath mint connection out of the way, the remainder of the black-and-red themed video explains why citizens need to have sex on National Night – without even once mentioning the word sex. Instead, inventive euphemisms are used (”Let’s make a lil’ human that looks like you and me, explorin’ your body like a night safari”), interspersed with terrible pickup lines (“Girl you’re so hot I wanna to turn on the A/C”).

Clearly, the rap is not discreet about what the government wants its citizens to be doing on Aug. 9. “Let’s make Singapore’s national birth rate spike,” croons the woman’s floating voice. But Mentos has added a caveat with the video, that only “financially secure adults in stable, committed long-term relationships” should attempt to express their procreating patriotism.

Singapore’s population has been declining steadily, with about 44 per cent of men and 31 per cent of women between the ages of 30 and 34 still single.

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Do you think about the campaign and video? Will it be effective?

Do your duty, get some booty, Singapore tells citizens – The

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If You Thought Those ‘A Simple Touch,’ Cialis Ads Were Unsettling …

By James Fallows

Aug 7 2012, 8:17 AM ET … then you should see what the Government of Singapore has in store. (And, about the Cialis ads: Just about the only reason I am glad my kids are grown and gone is that they’re not around to watch those ads aimed at their parents’ generation, while sitting there on the couch next to their parents. Yuh-ucch!)

Back to Singapore. For years it has been worried about flaccid birth rates among its people, often with an edge of eugenics thinking. So in partnership with Mentos, it’s trying a more direct and with-it approach. I don’t know what you’ll be doing on the night of August 9, but if you’re in Singapore  — well, see for yourself. Seriously, check this out.

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About the only thing that needs explaining is when, around time 2:18, the video talks about “putting a bao in the oven,” a bao is like a little bundle or dumpling or bun. And before that, in the line: “I know you want it / so does the SDU,” here is what they’re talking about. But even if you didn’t know that you’d get the idea. There’s a little more explanation to the right, which says a lot about Singapore in just a few lines.
The Singapore government has often been criticized for being too Gradgrind-like and strait-laced. So, no joke, congrats to whoever broke the stereotype by doing this. And … ummm, Happy National Day / Night!

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/…

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This Urban Jungle
Posted on 03 Aug 2012

Do your civic duty on National Night – by making babies

With National Day coming around the corner, Mentos is calling out for Singaporeans to celebrate our nation’s birthday in the most creative way– to make more babies on National Night.

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However, it comes with a catch though. Only financially secure adults in stable, committed, long-term relationships should take their suggestions seriously.

STOMP – Singapore Seen – Do your civic duty on National Night

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Video urges S’poreans to do ‘it’ on National Day

By Yahoo! Singapore | What’s buzzing? 

Mentos Singapore has come up with a tongue-in-cheek video to boost local birth rates. (YouTube screengrab)

Getting into the groove for National Day, a candy maker has come up with a video to spur Singaporeans to do their “national duty” — to make babies.

Titled “Mentos National Night”, the three-minute long song is filled with subtly raunchy lyrics (“Like a government scholar, I wanna cram real hard and tap you all night like an EZ-link card”) to encourage Singaporeans to “make babies… and make Singapore’s birthrate spike”.

“This August 9, Mentos calls on Singaporeans to show their love for their country by celebrating not just National Day, but National Night — a window of time in which to give the country the population spurt it so desperately needs,” wrote Mentos Singapore on its Youtube page.

Last year, Singapore recorded 39,654 births — prompting Minister Mentor Lee to comment that “at the current low birth rates, Singapore’s economy will slow down like the Japanese economy.”

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Video urges S’poreans to do ‘it’ on National Day What’s buzzing? – 5 hours ago

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Video urges S’poreans to do ‘it’ on National Day

By Yahoo! Singapore | What’s buzzing? 

Mentos Singapore has come up with a tongue-in-cheek video to boost local birth rates. (YouTube screengrab)

Getting into the groove for National Day, a candy maker has come up with a video to spur Singaporeans to do their “national duty” — to make babies.

Titled “Mentos National Night”, the three-minute long song is filled with subtly raunchy lyrics (“Like a government scholar, I wanna cram real hard and tap you all night like an EZ-link card”) to encourage Singaporeans to “make babies… and make Singapore’s birthrate spike”.

“This August 9, Mentos calls on Singaporeans to show their love for their country by celebrating not just National Day, but National Night — a window of time in which to give the country the population spurt it so desperately needs,” wrote Mentos Singapore on its Youtube page.

Last year, Singapore recorded 39,654 births — prompting Minister Mentor Lee to comment that “at the current low birth rates, Singapore’s economy will slow down like the Japanese economy.”

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Video urges S’poreans to do ‘it’ on National Day What’s buzzing? – 5 hours ago

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