VOTE: Will you travel over Aug 7 weekend? Or will you mark SG50 at home?

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​Planning to hop on a jet plane now that we're getting an extra public holiday to celebrate the nation's 50th birthday?

Over the weekend, President Tony Tan Keng Yam declared Aug 7 (which falls on a Friday) a public holiday.

This means there'll be a four-day weekend.

How to spend the time?

Well, Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is urging you to stay in Singapore and join in the SG50 celebrations instead of heading abroad during the long weekend.

She said:

"I understand that Singaporeans take the opportunity during (the) long weekends to chill out with their families overseas, and on other occasions.

"But on this occasion, I hope they will stay and really celebrate together as a nation."

She added: 

"It would be really sad if a quarter of Singapore goes overseas to celebrate.
"It is important that everybody come together and celebrate with family, friends and neighbours, and then really we have that real meaning of being part of a nation."

Will you stay in Singapore as per Madam Halimah's plea?

Take our poll below.


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