Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

Rookie - 207 Points (Singapore)

My Brightly Singapore - Poem by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

The deafening roars
Promising faces chanting ‘Singapore, Singapore, Singapore'
Was the acute scene
At the National Stadium where matches to be seen
Is to crown the soccer kingpin
Of South East Asia sovereign
Singapore has done it two times in a row
And three times ever since
A great success for a small nation though

Driving through Pan Island Expressway
Passing by the awesome Marina Bay
Where the bright sun shines on the skyway
Where the airliners flying pass all the way
Right to the world renowned Changi Airport
Crossing above world’s busiest seaport

From the sea
You could see
The brightly surprising skylines
Of Central Business District
Underneath is Mass Rapid Transit Line
Traveling below the Singapore riverbed is poetic
Emerging at Suntec City is ecstatic
Docking at the Esplanade twin ‘Durian’ domes is magnetic
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
A little red dot on the map
A country you should explore
And learn all the craps
Of being the world’s best

Nanyang Technology
And National University
Are the world’s tops 20
Labor force and school’s education
Are the world’s supreme
Housing and transportation
Are the world’s tops of the cream
Government administration
And financial management
Are the world’s best institutions

Father of Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew
Is the world’s highly regarded
Who has transformed the city-state
Becomes a first world country
His achievements were embedded
No doubt he dictates
But the progress was uncontrary
He has led Singapore to his supremacy
And for BG Lee
The son of the former
You are the icing of the cake
Undisputed, you’re a performer
Keep on and makes
Singapore the proudest ever

Comments about My Brightly Singapore by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof

  • (8/12/2009 6:40:00 AM)

    wow that was nice..
    very patriotic and descriptive..
    never thought of singapore this way.. good insight!

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  • (7/25/2009 5:21:00 PM)

    I wish t go to singapore..true that they acieved so much..this is an excellent poem Suliman for your country.. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/15/2008 10:04:00 AM)

    I have been to singapore but this virtual trip through your peotic words has been more impressive than the real one (Report)Reply

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  • (12/3/2008 10:30:00 AM)

    Good poems and remarkable excursion to Singapore....10....

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  • (9/25/2008 8:35:00 PM)

    thanks for the trip around Singapore..........lovely (Report)Reply

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  • Ahmad Shiddiqi (8/8/2008 10:09:00 PM)

    heroic and lovable poem about Singapore! ! ! Dear, Sulaiman, please read my poem 'Home' which I dedicate it to you. Thank you. I also love Motley Crue, specially the song, home sweet home. (Report)Reply

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  • Res John Burman (5/2/2008 12:58:00 PM)

    Hi Sulaiman. Lovely poem in praise of Singapore, lovely Island City State! I was in Singapore the day that Lee Kuan Yew took Singapore out of Malaysia! Such a tense day, I was the only person on the streets, but so fortunate for Singapore. I met Lee later in Holland Villiage, what a Statesman! The Father of Singapore? Yes, I think so.
    Best Regards ~ Res

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  • (5/2/2008 5:12:00 AM)

    What a lovely poetic tour you have given me of your homeland... you should be brightly proud of both me thinketh... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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