17-Jul-19 | 4 min read
The Singapore Bicentennial in 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of a key milestone in Singapore’s history- the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. The Bicentennial will commemorate this momentous occasion and also reflect at 700-year-old rich history of the country beginning in 1299.
Many events, shows and commemorative activities are being planned and showcased to the public to mark the Bicentennial. In June 2019, President Halimah Yacob launched a $20 bill to commemorate the occasion.
At Gumtoo, we started creating designer temporary tattoos for NDP in 2015 with SG50 designs. As SG bicentennial is a prelude to SG50, we wanted to do something that would capture our rich and expansive history in a fun and appealing way. We put on our thinking caps and came up with tattoo designs that encapsulate our country’s vibrant past and take the vision of being Singapore to Singaporean forward.
Our SG Bicentennial temporary tattoo sheet has 8 tattoos totally, each representing a point in time in Singapore’s evolution. Take a look at the tattoos we designed for the occasion.
Sang Nila Utama arrives at Temasek, and spots the mythical Lion, giving the land the name ‘’Singapura” or the abode of the lions.
Singapore becomes a major naval port, with first the Portuguese and then the Dutch taking control.
Sir Stamford Raffles arrives in Singapore in 1819, a turning point for the country.
Singapore has a spicy history! After Sir Stamford Raffles introduced spices like clove and nutmeg, there was a boost in spice trade in the region.
700 years old and Singapore is still going strong!
Be Proud of being a Singaporean!
One of the most connected countries in the world-be it flow of goods, services, finance, people or data, Singapore has it all.
This tattoo celebrates the cultural melting pot that signifies Singapore.
These tattoos are easy to apply and remove. Get your special SG Bicentennial temporary tattoos here. Celebrate and spread the cheer on Singapore’s Bicentennial by sporting this commemorative and fun decal tattoos this NDP 2019.
Check out our other tattoos from the NDP 2019 edition.
This tattoo has been inspired by the logo and theme of NDP 2019, “Our Singapore”. The design is a clever artistic blend of the Lion (symbolic of the name “Singapura”, given by Sang Nila Uttama 700 years ago), Crescent Moon and Stars (elements of the Singapore National Flag) and the theme, “Our Singapore”.
You can expect this royal logo awash all over Singapore- on official announcements, banners, NDP memorabilia and swag, NDP temporary tattoos….The Lion will roar everywhere!
Did you like our SG Bicentennial tattoo and NDP 2019 tattoo designs? Which tattoo from our collection would you love to sport at the NDP? Do let us know in the comments section below.
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Wish you all a very happy NDP 2019!
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