According to an account given by Lee Kuan Yew, the Chinese population wanted five stars based on the flag of the People’s Republic of China and the Malay population wanted a crescent moon. Both of these symbols were combined to create the national flag of Singapore.
What do the five stars on our national flag represent?
We all know that the crimson red stands for universal brotherhood, white for purity and virtue, crescent moon signifies a young nation, and the five stars stand for our five values of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
Where did the idea of flags come from?
Although flag-like symbols were used in some ancient cultures, the origin of flag usage in the modern sense is in question. Some believe flags originated in China, while others hold that the Roman Empire’s vexillum or the Cyrus the Great’s standard (a hawk) were the first true flags.
Why it was important for Singapore to have a national anthem flag and crest when we first became independent?
The State Crest represents Singapore’s declaration of our independence from the British in 1959, and what Singapore stands for as a sovereign nation.
What does Singapore flag stand for?
Red stands for universal brotherhood and equality of man. White symbolises pervading and everlasting purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the ascendant, and the five stars depict Singapore’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
Can we wash national flag?
The flag is based on the Swaraj flag, a flag of the Indian National Congress designed by Pingali Venkayya. Khadi or hand-spun cloth is the only material allowed to be used for the flag, and flying a flag made of any other material is punishable by law with imprisonment up to three years, besides a fine.