The National Flag, State Crest and National Anthem were unveiled during the installation of Encik Yusof bin Ishak as the first Malayan-born Yang di Pertuan Negara (Head of State) on 3 December 1959 at the City Hall Chambers.
Singapore's National Anthem, Majulah Singapura ("Onward Singapore") was composed in 1958 by the late Encik Zubir Said. Originally meant to be an official song for the City Council of Singapore, Majulah Singapura was performed by the Singapore Chamber Ensemble on 3 December 1959 as Singapore's National Anthem.
The National Flag is the symbol most commonly associated with nationhood, while the State Crest is the established and formal symbol used by the Government of Singapore.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew is the Founding Prime Minister of Singapore, who led the Government of Singapore from 1959 to 1990. His passing on 23 March 2015 was a significant moment in Singapore's history, with more than 454,000 queuing to pay their last respects during the week of mourning at Parliament House, where Mr Lee's body lay in state. As Singaporeans grieved the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, many paid tribute to Mr Lee with icons and artworks which have served as powerful symbols to rally Singaporeans in national pride and unity.
The following set of guidelines was drawn up to encourage such expressions of national pride and identity and the appropriate use of Mr Lee’s name and image: