Flag of Singapore
    Singapore Flag fast facts
    Use: National Flag
    Adopted: 3 December 1959
    Proportion (width:length): 2:3
    Designer: Dr Toh Chin Chye




    Singapore Flag - Information
    The national flag of Singapore has two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; near the hoist side of the red band, there is a vertical, white crescent (closed portion is toward the hoist side) partially enclosing five white five-pointed stars arranged in a circle




    Singapore Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    Red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man
    White stands for pervading and everlasting purity and virtue
    Waxing crescent moon represents a young nation on the ascendant
    Five five-pointed stars stand for the Singapore's ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality


    Singapore flag history and facts
    The National Flag was unveiled on 3 December 1959, together with the State Crest and the National Anthem, at the installation of the new head of state, Yang di-Pertuan Negara.
    The National Flag of Singapore was created by a committee led by the then Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Toh Chin Chye, and replaced the Union Jack (British Flag), which had flown over Singapore for 140 years (1819-1959). The Flag was later adopted officially as Singapore's National Flag upon her independence in 1965.
    According to the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) of Singapore, the recommended sizes for the flag are 915 by 1,370 mm (approx. 36 by 54 in), 1,220 by 1,830 mm (approx. 48 by 72 in), and 1,830 by 2,740 mm (approx. 72 by 108 in)
    The material that is recommended for the national flag is bunting wool.
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    Singapore National Flag - etiquette
     No person shall treat the Flag with disrespect.
     No person in possession of the Flag shall allow or cause the Flag to touch the floor or ground, even when lowering the Flag from a staff or flagpole.
     When the Flag is displayed outside a building, it shall be displayed on or in front of the building.
     At any time during the period beginning 1st July and ending on 30th September of each year, when the Flag is displayed outside a building or in an open space it may, but need not, be flown from a flagpole; and it may be displayed at night without being properly illuminated. At any time other than the period mentioned above (1st July to 30th September of each year), when the Flag is displayed outside a building or in an open space it shall be flown from a flagpole; and it shall not be flown at night unless it is properly illuminated
     During the period beginning 1st July and ending on 30th September of each year, any person may display the Flag on any vehicle (other than a hearse), vessel or aircraft except that he shall do so in a manner that does not give rise to any disrespect to the Flag. At any time other than the period mentioned above (1st July to 30th September of each year) the Flag shall not be displayed on any motor vehicle except (1) on a motor vehicle in which the President is travelling; or (2) any Minister is travelling on official business; or (3) in such circumstances as may be approved by the Minister, being circumstances wherein there is no disrespect for the Flag or (4) on a Government vessel or aircraft; or (5) on such other vessel or aircraft as may be authorised under any written law to display the Flag; or (6) in such circumstances as may be approved by the Minister, being circumstances wherein there is no disrespect for the Flag
     Subject to international practice, the Flag shall take precedence over all other flags when displayed in Singapore.
     When the Flag is displayed with any other flag or flags, the Flag shall be displayed prominently, in the position of honour and, where practicable, above all other flags.
     When raised or carried in a procession with any other flag or flags, the Flag shall be raised or carried in front of the other flag or flags in a single file, or in the position of honour if the other flag or flags are carried side-by-side with the Flag; and high on the right shoulder of the standard bearer.
     The Flag shall not be displayed below any other flag, emblem or object.
     When the Flag is displayed on a platform or stage, the Flag shall be above all decorations; be behind and above any person speaking from the platform or stage; and if displayed from a staff standing on the platform or stage, be on the right side of any person speaking from the platform or stage.
     The Flag shall not be displayed or carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
     When the Flag is hung the Flag shall be hung against a vertical wall or other vertical flat surface; and the crescent and stars shall be on the top left position as seen by any spectator facing the Flag and the wall or surface, as the case may be.
     The Flag shall not be dipped in salute to any person or thing.
     The Flag and the other flag or flags are carried in a procession, National Flag be on the right as seen by the standard bearers
     No person shall display, or cause to be displayed, any Flag that is damaged or not in a proper and clean condition
     No person shall use or apply the Flag or any image thereof for any commercial purpose; or as a means, or for the purpose, of any advertisement; or as or as part of any furnishing, decoration, covering or receptacle, except in such circumstances as may be approved by the Minister, being circumstances wherein there is no disrespect for the Flag.
     No person shall use or apply the Flag or any image thereof as or as part of any trademark.
     No person shall use or display the Flag or any image thereof at any private funeral, wake, memorial service or other funerary rite, ceremony or procession except in such circumstances as may be approved by the Minister, being circumstances wherein there is no disrespect for the Flag.
     During the period beginning 1st July and ending on 30th September of each year, any person may, incorporate the Flag or an image thereof as part of any costume or attire except that he shall do so in a manner that does not give rise to any disrespect to the Flag. At any time other than the period mentioned above (1st July to 30th September of each year), no person shall use or apply the Flag or any image thereof as or as part of any costume or attire except in such circumstances as may be approved by the Minister, being circumstances wherein there is no disrespect for the Flag.
     Except for the production by or on behalf of, or the display by, any Government department of its flag, no person shall produce or display any flag which bears any graphics or word superimposed on the design of the Flag.
     Flag shall be flown at full mast, but may be lowered to half-mast in the event of the death of an important personage or mourning affecting the nation.