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Singapore Flag Description
The flag of Singapore is a bicolor flag, divided in half horizontally.
The upper half of the flag of Singapore is red, and the lower half is white. On the red half, a crescent moon and five stars are positioned along the hoist side in the canton. The crescent moon is positioned like a “C,” opening inward. In the hollow part of the moon, there are five five-pointed stars placed in a pentagon formation, as though they are the five points of a star.

The red represents brotherhood and equality, while the white shows purity and virtue. The moon, a waxing crescent, is symbolic of the new nation, a young nation just beginning to reach its peak. The stars represent democracy, peace, progress, justice, and equality, each ideals of the new Singapore nation.

History of the Flag of Singapore
Prior to the current flag of Singapore, the nation was a crown colony under British rule, and used a flag with the British Union Jack in the canton. The national flag was officially adopted on December 3, 1959, not long after it became a self-governing nation.

The flag was designed to reflect the Chinese population as well as the Muslim population of Singapore. The red represented the Chinese, while the crescent moon represented the Muslims. Leaders decided to avoid using a solid red background, which recalled communism, choosing instead the white and red color scheme.

When Singapore became independent from Malaysia, after being part of the Federation of Malaysia for several years, it reconfirmed its national flag on August 9, 1965.


National symbol(s):lion, merlion (mythical half lion-half fish creature), orchid

National colors: red, white

National anthem:
name: "Majulah Singapura" (Onward Singapore)
lyrics/music: ZUBIR Said

Fact about Singapore flag

Designed byNA
Adopted3 December 1959 (re-adopted 9 August 1965)
Design and ColorsA horizontal bicolour of red and white; charged in white in the canton with a crescent facing the fly and a pentagon of five stars
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 29th, 2017