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National Flag    Its origins | Its Significance

The National Flag of Singapore is a symbol of statehood. It replaced the Union Jack, which had flown over Singapore for 140 years (1819-1959). It was the committee headed by Dr Toh Chin Chye, the then Deputy Prime Minister, which first conceived and created the flag.

Together with the State Crest and the National Anthem, it was unveiled on 3 December 1959, at the installation of the new Head of State, the Yang di-Pertuan Negara, at the City Hall steps. upon independence in 1965, it was adopted as the National Flag.

The Significance of the National Flag

       Courtesy of Singapore Infomap