ICA officers sing 'Happy Birthday' in 6 languages as ICA turns 20 years old

Happy Birthday!

Hannah Martens | April 05, 2023, 03:59 PM

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Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) kicked off its 20th-anniversary celebration with a simple "Happy Birthday" song in different languages.

In a video uploaded to ICA's Facebook page on Apr. 4, 2023, ICA officers showed off their language skills as they sang "Happy Birthday" in six different languages -- English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, French, and Korean.

In the caption, ICA wrote that these officers picked up foreign languages to "better communicate with travellers around the world".

The comment section was flooded with an outpouring of birthday wishes to ICA.

Screenshot via ICA's Facebook

Screenshot via ICA's Facebook

ICA first began operating on Apr. 1, 2003.

It was formed from the merger of the Singapore Immigration and Registration and the checkpoint operations of the Customs and Excise Department to meet emerging security challenges.

Top photos via ICA's Facebook