Anyway, our Singaporean fans are just elated to see LKY become the World Champion and hear our National Anthem being played in the stadium that honours Carolina Marin . "Majulah Singapura" was composed by the late Zubir Said, who hailed from Indonesia. So Singapore is actually a country of immigrants mainly from Indonesia, China, India, Malaysia and elsewhere, even from the Middle-east. LKY, who was born in Penang, Malaysia, and subsequently took up Singapore citizenship, is not out of the ordinary. In my lifetime, I have changed citizenship many times, not because of my choosing, but because of political circumstances. First, I was a British-subject (what a derogatory term) when Singapore was a colony under the control of the British. Then when the Japanese overthrew the British in our part of the world during WW2 in 1942, Singaporeans came under Japanese rule. When the British and its allies returned to drive out the Japanese in 1945, we once again became a colony under the British administration. Then in 1963, with the blessings of the British, we joined Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens. Two years later, in 1965, we left Malaysia because of political differences, to become an independent sovereign country, Singapore. So my cohort and I had 4 changes of citizenship!