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Racial Harmony in Singapore Essay Competition

The Bukit Timah CCC and Kowloon Club proudly co-present its very first Primary School Creative Writing Competition with the theme of "Harmony amidst Diversity”.

 

All primary school students living in the Bukit Timah Division, as well as students currently enrolled in Raffles Girls’ Primary School, Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School and Bukit Timah Primary School, are encouraged to write about their experiences and feelings about racial harmony in  their mother tongue languages (Mandarin, Malay or Tamil) or English.

 

Through this competition, we hope to inspire primary school students in expressing their enthusiasm and creativity through their mother tongue languages.

Featured Submissions

Theme: Harmony amidst Diversity

What are the stories in your life that showcase harmony amidst diversity?

 

Singapore has always been a multiracial and multi-religious country. In order to commemorate and celebrate the mutual understanding and harmony among all ethnic groups, the government has designated 21st of July each year as Racial Harmony Day.

 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong once compared racial harmony to an orchestra:

 

“Participants need to work well together despite different backgrounds. It is a lifelong process, and will always need fine-tuning. In Singapore, harmony amidst diversity is one of our proudest achievements. We celebrate differences that strengthen rather than divide us. When we are in harmony, we can make beautiful music together.”

 

To celebrate this occasion, we would like you to share with us your story of harmony amidst diversity! The theme of the essay can include any aspects that show multiracial experiences, and acts of intercultural sharing or understanding.

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Submitted by: Almyra Asmadi

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Submitted by: Andrea Heng

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Submitted by: Amrita Thamburaj 

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Submitted by: Estee Koh

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Submitted by: Max Zhang

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Submitted by: Wang Yiqing 

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Submitted by: Clara Tan

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Submitted by: Joia Kor

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Submitted by: Evangeline Sim

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Submitted by: Gou Rou Ern

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Submitted by: Kaitlyn Tan

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Submitted by: Noemi Tahlia Bakke

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Submitted by: Sage Ong

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Submitted by: Tsen Si Rong

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Attribution Statement & Personal Data Protection

Any submission of drawing/essay for the competition implies accepting that the organisers and all partners retains unlimited, non-exclusive rights to reproduction (including edit, recreate, translate, display, publish etc. on various platforms in various forms of the participants’ drawing/essay) without further compensation. 

When submitting drawing/essay for the competition, it is agreed that the organisers and partners will directly contact the participants on the matters of the competition through phone calls, short messages, emails, etc. The organisers and partners cannot privately forward the personal information provided by the participants to other organisations or individuals unrelated to the competition without the permission of the participants.

For enquiries, please contact Janice (Bukit Timah CC) at

6466 2912 or email to PA_BUKITTIMAHCC@pa.gov.sg.