Born between 1950 and 1959, the Merdeka Generation grew up during the tumultuous years of the 1950s and early 1960s. They steered the labour force in turbulent times, building a sturdy foundation.
The Government introduced the Merdeka Generation Package (MGP) in 2019 to honour and thank our Merdeka Generation for their contributions.
The MGP will benefit about 500,000 Singaporeans. It will support the Merdeka Generation in their silver years, as they age actively and purposefully.
The Merdeka Stories
‘The Merdeka Stories’ is an anthology of four short films that depict the lives of the Merdeka Generation who grew up amidst the uncertainty of our nation’s formative years. Directed by four local award-winning directors, Don Aravind, Martin Hong, Priscilla Ang Geck Geck, and Wee Li Lin, together with local writer Jean Tay, the films look back at memorable experiences set in Singapore of yesteryear.
The Merdeka Stories II
‘The Merdeka Stories II’ is an anthology of four short films that depict the lives of our Merdeka Generation today. Directed by four local award-winning directors, Bertrand Lee, Don Aravind, Sufyan Sam’an and Wee Li Lin, together with local writer Jean Tay, the films explore the MGs’ spirit of active ageing, lifelong learning, giving back to society and passing on their legacies.
Hands that Shaped the Nation: The Merdeka Generation
"Hands that Shaped the Nation: The Merdeka Generation” is a seven-parter documentary series that showcases the lives of the Merdeka Generation in post-independence Singapore, tracing the parallel development in key areas such as healthcare, economy, education, urban planning and the arts.
Satu...Dua…Tiga! Let’s hear it for the Merdeka Generation!
Our vibrant, active, and inspiring Merdeka Generation help shape the country’s progress and they have all come so far.
Check your eligibility for the Merdeka Generation Package:
i. LifeSG app
Merdeka Generation (MG) seniors who have successfully logged onto the LifeSG app via SingPass can view their Merdeka Generation e-card. Non-MG seniors will not have a Merdeka Generation e-card available. Download the LifeSG app today: Android, iOS.
ii. SingPass Mobile App
Seniors who are Singapore Citizens may log on to their SingPass mobile app to view their eligibility status for the Merdeka Generation Package.
iii. Hotline: 1800-2222-888
(Operating hours: Mondays-Fridays, 8.00am- 5.30pm
Eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year: 8:00am-1:00pm)