Semoga Bahagia

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Semoga Bahagia is a Malay song composed by the famous composer Zubir Said. Zubir Said also composed many other songs, among them Majulah Singapura which was adopted as the National Anthem of Singapore.

Semoga Bahagia is the official Children's Day song in Singapore, celebrated on the first Friday of October since 2011. Before 2011, Children's Day used to be celebrated on October 1 annually.

The song depicts the values that youths should possess, encourages them to pursue their dreams, prove their value to the world, and wishes them success and happiness in their lives.

It became the Ministry of Education's official children's day song in 1970.

Malay lyrics[edit]

Semoga Bahagia (Children's Day Song) by Zubir Said

Sama-sama maju kehadapan
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

English translation[edit]

May You Achieve Happiness

Together we progress onward
Clever at seeking knowledge
Take care of your health
And be courteous to your friends
With a heart that is clean and pure
Together we respect and do good
Watch your behaviour, oh youths
Customs and cultures, hold them high
Quickly reach your ambitions, oh youths
So that we'll have our worth, in the eyes of the world
If we are lazy and forgetful
Our lives are for nothing
A good soul, a healthy and fresh mind
Hard work and patience, definitely brings happiness
Soft-spoken is the lady
Energetic and tenacious is the man
Charitable, always contributing
Protecting and giving service
Attain a respectable position, oh youths
Be hardworking so that you will succeed, may you achieve happiness