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National Flag may now be displayed with immediate effect till end of National Day celebrations period

All organisations and households may display the National Flag till 30 September 2020 to rally Singaporeans.

  1. In response to public requests to display the National Flag during this period to rally Singaporeans, all organisations and households may display the National Flag at their offices, building premises, and residential premises with immediate effect until the end of the National Day celebrations period on 30 September 2020.
  2. Amid the COVID-19 situation, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) has 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, even as we may be physically apart. With the President’s assent, the Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem (SAFNA) Rules have been amended to permit the display of the Flag without a flagpole and night illumination from 25 April 2020 to 30 June 2020. This brings forward the period in which the flag may be displayed and will continue into the usual National Day celebrations period from 1 July to 30 September.
  3. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said, “It is heartening to know that Singaporeans want to rally around the National Flag - 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.”
  4. The Flag, as a national symbol, should continue to be treated with respect, and used in an appropriate and dignified manner. Torn or worn-out Flags should not be displayed and should be packed into a sealed black trash bag before being disposed of. The full guidelines on the display and use of the Flag can be viewed at: https://go.gov.sg/nationalflag.

Issued by:
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth 
25 April 2020

For media queries, please contact: 
Sean Liu
Senior Executive, Corporate Communications Division 
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
Contact Number: 6977 9185/ 9229 1689
Email: sean_liu@mccy.gov.sg 

Yvonne Pang
Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Communications Division 
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
Contact Number: 6977 9066 / 9062 6082
Email: yvonne_pang@mccy.gov.sg 

About the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy. Since its inception in November 2012, MCCY has been actively engaging the arts, heritage, sports, community and youth sectors. The Ministry aims to bring into sharper focus the efforts to build a more cohesive and vibrant society, and to deepen a sense of identity and belonging to the nation. MCCY will work with its stakeholders to create an environment where Singaporeans can pursue their aspirations for a better quality of life and together, build a gracious and caring society we are proud to call home.

 

Last updated on 27 April 2020