Flag of Singapore

Singapore Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSG, SGP, 702
Official NameRepublic of Singapore
Government TypeUnitary Parliamentary Republic
CurrencySingapore Dollar (SGD)
Calling Code+65
Member OfUnited Nations, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Commonwealth of Nations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), World Trade Organization (WTO)
PopulationApproximately 5.7 million
Total Area728.6 km²
Highest PointBukit Timah Hill (163 meters, 535 feet)
Lowest PointSingapore Strait (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 65,233
Life Expectancy83 years
Internet TLD.sg

Singapore National Anthem

Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore)

Onward Singapore,
Onward Singapore
March on, for our beloved country,
Together in unison, march forward,
Onward Singapore, Onward Singapore!

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Singapore Flag

The national flag of Singapore was adopted on December 3, 1959, and was first hoisted on December 3, 1959, in conjunction with the installation of Yusof bin Ishak as the country’s first President and the attainment of self-government.

The flag consists of two equal horizontal sections, red above white. Red symbolizes universal brotherhood and equality of man, while white represents pervading and everlasting purity and virtue. On the upper left canton, a crescent moon, and five white stars forming a circle are positioned against the red background. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the ascendant, and the five stars symbolize the nation’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice, and equality.

The design of the flag reflects Singapore’s status as an independent and sovereign nation. The elements of the flag symbolize the core values and ideals upon which the nation was founded. The flag has remained unchanged since its first adoption, representing the continuity and stability of the nation.

The Singapore flag is a source of pride and national identity for Singaporeans. It is flown at government buildings, public institutions, and during national events. The flag is also prominent during international events where Singapore is represented, symbolizing the nation’s sovereignty, unity, and national pride. The flag embodies the spirit of Singapore, reflecting its commitment to nation-building and its aspirations as a diverse yet unified society.