Singapore is a vibrant city. Though modern buildings line its streets, cultures of Chinese, Indians and Malays can still be found everywhere.
This cheerful march has been composed to capture this cross-link of cultures in Singapore. The title Jalan Jalan di Singapura is in Malay and translates literally to "A Walk in Singapore". Singapura-ku, a melody from Singapore, can be heard at the end of the march at rehearsal letter "G". A motif from Movement 2 of Sinfonia Singaporiana (Singapore Symphony, composed in 2005) can also be heard from rehearsal letters D to F.
With this short march, the composer aims to capture a variety of musical characteristics that are clearly unique and symbolic of Singapore.
This work is commissioned by and dedicated to the Band Directors' Association, Singapore. (BDAS) The premiere was performed on the 25th of July 2012 under the baton of the composer with the NYWO (Singapore Youth Wind Orchestra) during the Opening Ceremony gala concert of the 17th Conference of the Asia Pacific Band Directors' Association held in Singapore at the SIA Theater of Lasalle College of Arts.