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Heartwarming videos of Singapore clapping for our front-line workers

Nicole-Marie Ng
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Nicole-Marie Ng

People across Singapore from Pasir Ris to Jurong took to their windows last night at 8pm to clap and cheer for our front-line workers. Some parts of Singapore reported up to 10 minutes of cheering, with people hitting pots and pans as well as screaming out their best wishes.

The movement was created locally by British expat Martin Verga, who set up the Facebook event page Clap For #SGUnited, which garnered more than 5,800 sign-ups. However, many more people answered his rallying call, where he asked for people to show love, support and appreciation for everyone working on the front line. This includes "doctors, nurses, carers, emergency services, delivery workers, warehouse workers, cleaners, supermarket staff and everyone else keeping Singapore safe and stocked," he writes in his Facebook event page

While people living in Singapore aren't known to be an emotional bunch, a huge number of people still participated in this campaign as seen in the videos below. We don't know about you, but it makes us even prouder to be Singaporean.

This guy played home on the violin while serving a Stay-Home Notice at Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa as shared by Minister of Education, Ong Ye Kung.

Singaporeans shouting "jia you", a Chinese expression that translates to "add oil" or fuel to a flame to keep it burning bright.

A touching display of community spirit.

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Last night at 8pm the entire island came together for 15mins to “clap” for EVERYONE fighting this virus. Not just the medical staff (these guys are heroes don’t get me wrong - they deserve everything and SO.MUCH.MORE for all they do), but also the cleaning crews, the shoppe keepers, the truck drivers, the supply chain crew, the police, the govt the restaurant and cafe owners and everyone else still out and about keeping this place running while the rest of us are mostly at home. It was an incredibly emotional moment as from the very beginning Singapore has approached our wage against the virus with a “we are in this together” attitude and last night certainly proved that. #sgunited #clapforsgunited #singapore

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Here too!

And this shot from The Waterside, a condominium at Tanjong Rhu.

Did you participate in #ClapForSGUnited? Tag us on Instagram @timeoutsg.

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