Sunday, August 9
Happy 50th Anniversary to a little red dot on the map
Proclamation of Singapore's Independence, August 9, 1965
Independence Day Fireworks, August 9, 2015
The official logo for the celebration is a red dot, a symbol of pride and defiance since the 1990s, when an Indonesian leader reportedly called Singapore "a little red dot" on the map. The image, with "SG50" in white characters, is ubiquitous, adorning banners, buses, cakes and a host of goods in shops.