Special birth cert for SG50 babies

Special birth cert for SG50 babies
A prototype of the birth certificate that will be given to all citizen babies born next year.

A commemorative walkway and walking trail will be launched next year as part of celebrations for Singapore's 50th birthday. And babies born next year will get special birth certificates.

The permanent 300m Art Connector will link City Hall MRT station to the entrance of the National Gallery Singapore, which will also open next year. The walkway design will feature the "diversity of people".

From next month, Singaporeans will be invited to provide a self-portrait sketch to be incorporated into the walkway design through a "Portraits of the People" campaign. The portraits will be collected at roadshows at 50 locations islandwide.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong announced this at the ministry's work plan seminar.

The route for an 8km Jubilee Walk, which was announced earlier, was also revealed yesterday.

Highlights of the trail include the National Museum, the Marina Barrage, and a new Jubilee Bridge linking the Merlion Park and the promenade in front of the Esplanade.

There will be special trail and monument markers, mobile apps to guide the public along the trail, and a mass walk in November next year to launch the trail.

Meanwhile, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu said in a Facebook post that babies born next year will receive a commemorative birth certificate and folder.

It will come with a special SG50 marking and a message from the Prime Minister.

Ms Fu also put up a picture of a prototype of the commemorative SG50 birth certificate and folder. Babies born next year will also get a jubilee gift set.

This article was first published on Oct 14, 2014.
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