Semoga Bahagia…

Today– 1st October the children in my hometown celebrates Children’s Day. It is an annual tradition for all kids in the primary schools there to sing the song written by Pak Zubir Said, Semoga Bahagia–by the same talented person who penned our national anthem, Majulah Singapura. I sang it as a child and throughout my teaching career–taught my students, regardless of colour how to sing it. And they sang it every year during the school’s Children’s Day celebrations.

I’ve not heard the song for the longest time but suddenly got reminded of it today, with all the Happy Children’ Day messages flooding around on FB. I googled it and found it on wiki. Then I looked for it at YouTube and found Hyrul Anwar’s version on NDP, but I didn’t like the way they made it into a pop song. So in memory of Pak Zubir, Happy Children’s Day to all, there is a child in each and everyone of us, so go ahead and reach for that candy that can make you smile 🙂

Semoga Bahagia ( Pak Zubir Said, Children’s Day Song– Singapura )

Sama-sama maju ke hadapan
Pandai cari pelajaran
Jaga diri dalam kesihatan
Serta sopan-santun dengan kawan-kawan
Dengan hati bersih serta suci
Sama-sama hormat dan berbudi
Jaga tingkah pemuda-pemudi
Adat dan budaya junjung tinggi
Capailah lekas cita-cita pemudi-pemuda
Supaya kita ada harga di mata dunia
Kalau kita lengah serta lupa
Hidup kita sia-sia
Jiwa besar sihat serta segar
Rajin dengan sabar tentu bahagia
Lemah lembut perangai pemudi
Cergas tangkas wataknya pemuda
Suka rela selalu berbakti
Sikap yang pembela dan berjasa
Capailah nama yang mulia pemudi-pemuda
Rajinlah supaya berjaya semoga bahagia…



11 thoughts on “Semoga Bahagia…

  1. oh my goodness, I remember singing that first line when I was in primary school in the sixties and all this time I thought it was because we were part of Malaysia!!!! aiyoh! I totally lost the plot man. hahha….

  2. “lemah lembut wataknya pemudi, cergas tangkas wataknya pemuda”..
    do these apply to our current “pemuda pemudi”?..


  3. Zie,
    I believe the song was written as a vision of what the youth should strive to achieve. So even if they are not reflective of the ‘pemuda-pemudi’ of any particular era, the objective of the song still stands as a tool to remind or to set the vision.. 🙂

  4. Do you happen to have the mp3 of the original version? I don’t like the pop version either. 🙂

  5. why do we sing this song on children’s day? is it because it is and annual tradition or..WHAT!!??? Someone PLEASE HELP ME ANSWER THIS question!!!???? THANKS

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