Your question: What do I do with my old Singapore flag?

Is it an Offence to hang Singapore flag?

After Wednesday (Sept 30), those who continue to display the flag will risk being fined up to $1,000 under the Singapore Arms and Flag and National Anthem Rules.

How long can we hang Singapore flag?

3. What is the period that residents are permitted to display the Flag? The Flag may be displayed from 25 April to 30 September 2020.

Is it illegal to hang another country flag in Singapore?

In Singapore, displaying any national flag other than the Singaporean flag is a criminal offense. Conviction can lead to a fine of $500 Singaporean dollars (US$360) or a possible jail sentence of up to 6 months. The regulations are outlined under the National Emblems Act.

Can I hang a flag outside my house?

Traditionally, the flag is to be displayed outdoors only from sunrise to sunset, but it can stay there 24 hours a day if it’s properly illuminated.

Can you wear Singapore flag?

Any person may incorporate the Flag or an image thereof as part of any costume or attire except that he shall do so in a manner that does not give rise to any disrespect to the Flag.

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Is flag burning illegal?

No. The Court has recognized that the First Amendment protects certain forms of symbolic speech. Flag burning is such a form of symbolic speech. When a flag is privately owned, the owner should be able to burn it if the owner chooses, especially if this action is meant in the form of protest.

Is burning the flag disrespectful?

It may be a protest against nationalism or a deliberate and symbolic insult to the people of the country represented by the flag. It may also be a protest at the very laws prohibiting the act of desecrating a flag. Burning or defacing a flag is a crime in some countries.

How do you dispose of Singapore flag?

After washing, it should not be hung to dry outdoors with other laundry. All damaged and worn-out flags are to be packed into a sealed black trash bag for disposal and not be left visible in dustbins.

How can I get free Singapore flag?

For those keen to display the flag but are unable to get one, you can register for a complimentary flag received through the mail. Limited to one per household, applications open from now until 3 June 2020. Flags are subject to availability and more will be available during the National Day celebrations period.

Can a national flag touch the ground?

Official regulation states that the flag must never touch the ground or water, or be used as a drapery in any form. Disposal of damaged flags is also covered by the flag code.

When should you hang a flag?

(a) It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

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Why does Singapore flag have a crescent?

The crescent moon “represents a young nation on the ascendant, and the five stars depict Singapore’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality,” according to the Singapore government.