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Hang the national flag to show unity and solidarity with fellow Singaporeans

MCCY received a number of requests from the public to display the national flag.

Nigel Chin
Nigel Chin

Published: 25 April 2020, 12:00 AM

While some of us may not be contributing in the fight against COVID-19 like frontliners are, we can show that we are together in this – by hanging our national flags.

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth announced in a news release that all organisations and households may display the Singapore flag at their offices and homes from now until the end of the National Day celebrations period on Sep 30.

MCCY said it “received a number of requests from members of the public who are keen to display the national flag as a demonstration of unity and solidarity with others in society”.

As such, the Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem rules were amended, with the President’s assent, to permit the display of the flag without a flag pole and night illumination. However, torn and worn-out flags should not be displayed.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, said it was heartening to know that Singaporeans want to rally around the National Flag, which she described as an emblem of our shared values, identity and future.

“It is also a call for us to work together and stand resilient in the face of a crisis like this. This exemplifies the Singapore Together spirit,” she said.

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President Halimah Yacob added in a Facebook post that the days ahead will remain challenging for a while, but she is confident that with the collective courage and tenacity from Singaporeans, the country can pull through this together.

“Like it did during our early years of independence, I am certain that our flag will inspire the best from us. So let us stay united as we overcome this pandemic together, and emerge stronger as one people,” the president added.

So fellow Singaporeans, let’s hang our flags to show that we are truly one people, one nation, one Singapore, and that nothing can defeat us when we stand together!


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