Google celebrates Zubir Said's birthday with a doodle

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Here's one for you, history and nostalgia buffs.

Google celebrates the late Mr Zubir Said's birthday with a pretty nice Google doodle.

Just in case you're wondering, Zubir Said was the man who composed Singapore's national anthem, Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore).​ 

(By the way, if you went through Singapore's education system, you really should know who he is.)

Born July 22, 1907, he died in 1987 at the age of 80, he would have been 107 today (July 22).

The anthem was adopted as Singapore’s National Anthem in November 1959.

He may be best known for Singapore's national anthem but he did compose other popular songs back in the day, some of which were used in the movies.

If you want a hipper version of one his songs, here is Inch Chua with an acoustic cover of "Semogia Bahagia".



In any case, to the late Mr Zubir, you are remembered.


Source: Google, YouTube

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