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We put the unity
into our community

WHAT WE DO

Resilience and Engagement Division aims to grow a strong civic culture and strengthen social cohesion by promoting shared values, citizen engagement, and national identity.

The division coordinates and develops Whole-of-Government (WOG) citizen capabilities and high impact engagement programmes, to nurture an active citizenry and foster a culture of shared responsibility for the common good. It coordinates the SG Cares movement, which aims to build a more caring and inclusive home, through everyday acts of consideration and care, active volunteerism and ground-up efforts.

The division also drives integration efforts to strengthen social cohesion, and drives engagement with Singaporeans based overseas through the Overseas Singapore Unit.

Did you know?

The Lion head symbol was offered as a gift to the nation and it was designed by a young Singaporean designer Mr Michael Lee.

Display of National Flag

Displaying the National Flag during the National Day celebrations period (1 July to 30 September 2019)

Singapore will celebrate its 54th anniversary as an independent sovereign nation on 9 August. The National Flag has been Singapore’s most visible symbol of statehood since its introduction 60 years ago, a symbol of our national unity and resilience.

As such, we urge all organisations and households to fly the National Flag at their offices, building premises, and residential premises during the National Day celebrations period. The Rules for flying the National Flag or displaying it are relaxed during this period, when the Flag may be flown without a flagpole and night illumination.

Notwithstanding the relaxed rules, 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.


Building a sense of belonging

When we think of Singapore, we recall the places, faces and shared experiences that make this country home. Whether you're here or abroad, these initiatives help to connect us to the people, heritage and history that make us Singaporean.

Bringing the community together

We are a nation of people from diverse origins, cultures and backgrounds, united under our shared identity as Singaporeans. Through initiatives that strengthen community cohesion, we enable all citizens, both new and existing, to come together as one.