To celebrate 100 years of Polish Independence, the Polish three-masted tall ship Dar Młodzieży (‘Gift of Youth’) made a call at Singapore port from 9 to 12 October 2018. The visit is part of the ship’s nearly year-long cruise around the world – the ‘Independence Sail’ – to showcase Poland and celebrate the anniversary in global public space.
Poland regained its independence in 1918, following 123 years of the partitions orchestrated by its powerful neighbours: German, Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires. Their collapse in an aftermath of World War One, together with perseverance of Polish people, led to creating the independent Republic of Poland. During the almost one-year long “Independence Sail” Dar Młodzieży has been set to visit 22 ports in over a dozen countries around the world. Singapore is among a group of world cities that were selected for this extraordinary port tour. At Singapore the ship was be at the halfway point of its voyage.