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USE THE NATIONAL FLAG DURING THE NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS 2009
USE THE NATIONAL FLAG DURING THE NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS 2009
 
The Government encourages individuals and businesses to fly the National Flag during the National Day celebrations period from 1 July to 30 September each year, during which the Flag may be flown without a flagpole and night illumination.
 
 
2                    In recent years, the Government has taken steps to allow greater flexibility in the use of the National Flag. This gives Singaporeans more ways of expressing their loyalty to Singapore.
 
Flying the Flag to Celebrate National Day
 
Business Community
 
3                    The business community in Singapore is also encouraged to fly the Flag outside their buildings throughout the year. This message is not confined to local or Singapore-owned/managed organisations, but also for foreign organisations based here. Foreign organisations are invited to fly the Singapore Flag as a sign of solidarity and friendship with Singapore.
 
Relaxation of Rules
 
4                    In line with the amendments to the Rules in the Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem (Amendment) Rules 2007, National Flag decals and stickers, posters or other visual images may also be displayed freely. Additionally, the National Flag may be flown on vehicles (both private and commercial) during the National Day celebrations period. The National Flag may also be displayed on costumes and personal attire during the period with the requirement only that the Flag be treated with respect at all times.
 
More Information
 
5                    Guidelines on the use of National Symbols can be found on the Singapore Infomap (http://www.sg). For the Flag, the public can visit:
 
·              Guidelines for the Singapore Flag –
http://app.www.sg/who/122/National-Flag-Usage-Guidelines.aspx
 
·              Origin and meaning of the Singapore Flag –
http://app.www.sg/who/42/National-Flag.aspx
 
6                    Should the public have any queries concerning the use of the Flag or other National Symbols, please approach the National Heritage Board. The contact details are given below:
 
Ms Caitlyn Ong
Education and Outreach Division
National Heritage Board
140 Hill Street, 3rd Storey, MICA Building, Singapore 179369
Tel: (65) 6332 4494 Fax: (65) 6332 3525 Email: caitlyn_ong@nhb.gov.sg
 
 
 
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS
 

14 July 2009

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