Friday, August 22, 2008

We Can Learn From China Too

2010 is going to be an important year for Singapore and Singaporeans. That is the year where Singapore will be hosting the Youth Olympics, much to the delight of the Singaporeans for being chosen.

In a speech by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently, he spoke about the pride that took the nationals of China about hosting the current Olympics event and how the government did a lot to educate the chinese in civility campaigns long before the Olympic's big day.

For example, he spoke about how China dedicated the dates of 11th of each month to 'Queing Up Day' because of the number 1, 1. The date 22nd each month is 'giving your seat to others' because the number 2 looks like a chair and 22 looks like two chairs side by side. At least 100,000 young volunteers were mobilized, made up of men and women, university graduates. He spoke about their national pride, their willingness to go that extra mile and how hard they tried to make the visitors feel welcomed.

Thus, the Singapore Prime Minister urges Singaporeans to work together for support to make the Youth Olympics an outstanding one. it will be a task, a long one in the hopes for a gracious society, for the visitors and for themselves, and for the country.

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