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Encyclopedia > Coat of Arms of Singapore
The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Singapore

Singapore's national coat of arms (or state arms) was introduced on December 3, 1959 together with the national flag and national anthem at the swearing-in of the Yang di-Pertuan Negara at the City Hall steps. Image File history File links Singapore_coa. ... Image File history File links Singapore_coa. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag ratio: 2:3. ... Majulah Singapura (Malay for Onward Singapore) is Singapores national anthem. ... Yang di-Pertuan Negara is a title in Malay that is translated as the Head of State, which was used in Singapore between 1959 and 1965. ...


Meaning

The state armorial bearings consists of a shield emblazoned with a white crescent moon and five white stars against a red background. Red is symbolic of universal brotherhood and equality of man, and white signifies pervading and everlasting purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation rising. The five stars represent the five ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality. Supporting the shield are a lion on the left (dexter) and a tiger on the right (sinister). Below the shield is a banner inscribed with the Republic's motto, Majulah Singapura (Onward Singapore). The lion represents Singapore itself and the tiger, the island's historical links with Malaysia. Social equality is a social state of affairs in which certain different people have the same status in a certain respect, minimally at least in voting rights, freedom of speech and assembly, and property rights. ... Personification of virtue (Greek ἀρετή) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey Virtue (Latin virtus; Greek ) is moral excellence of a person. ... A peace dove, widely known as a symbol for peace, featuring an olive branch in the doves beak. ... J.L. Urban, statue of Lady Justice at court building in Olomouc, Czech Republic Justice concerns the proper ordering of things and persons within a society. ... Egalitarianism (derived from the French word égal, meaning equal or level) is a political doctrine that holds that all people should be treated as equals from birth. ... The winged lion of Mark the Evangelist for centuries has been the national emblem and landmark of Venice (detail from a painting by Vittore Carpaccio, 1516) The lion is a common charge in heraldry. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Historical distribution of tigers (pale yellow) and 2006 (green). ... Majulah Singapura (Malay for Onward Singapore) is Singapores national anthem. ...


Guidelines for Usage

1. The national coat of arms of Singapore (state crest) consists of a shield on which is emblazoned a white crescent moon and five white stars against a red background. Supporting the shield shall be a lion on the left and a tiger on the right. Below the shield shall be a banner with the words "Majulah Singapura" inscribed on it.


2. The use of the state arms for advertisements or any other commercial purpose is prohibited by law. Only government bodies can display the state arms within their premises. Approval must be sought for any other use of the state crest. Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ...


3. The state arms must be treated with respect and be displayed in a dignified manner. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about virtue. ...


External link

  • The Singapore Infomap

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Singapore Coat Of Arms and the Lion Symbol (261 words)
Singapore Coat Of Arms and the Lion Symbol
The National Coat of Arms or State Crest consists of a shield with a white crescent moon and five white stars against a red background.
The Coat of Arms or State Crest was unveiled on 3 December 1959 together with the National Flag and the National Anthem at the installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Negara at the City Hall steps.
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