Creator of the Singapore National Anthem “Majulah Singapura” is an Indonesian? The song was composed by Zubir Said in 1958. He was born in Fort de Kock (now the city of Bukittinggi, West Sumatra), the Dutch East Indies, July 22, 1907 – died in Singapore, November 16, 1987 at the age of 80 years).
He is a musician and composer Singapore Minangkabau descent. Zubir Said is known as the creator of the Singapore national anthem, “Majulah Singapura “. He created the national anthem when he still had Indonesian citizenship in 1958.
In 1928, at the age of 21 years, Zubir decided to start making a living as a musician in Singapore, on the advice of friends.
Zubir is a self-taught musician who dubbed the composer with “true Malay soul”. He is believed to have composed more than 1,500 songs, but only 1,000 of them have been published.
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