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CultureShock! Singapore by Kelly Jackson-Nash

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CHAPTER 10

FACTS AND FIGURES

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‘Singapura, oh Singapura, Sunny island set in the sea. Singapura, oh Singapura, Pretty flowers bloom for you and me.’

— Local children’s song popular in the 1970s and 1980s

 

 

Official Name

Republic of Singapore

Capital

Singapore

Flag

Adopted in 1959, the Singapore flag has a red top half and a white lower half. The top left hand corner features a white crescent moon and five stars in a circle. The red half of the flag represents universal brotherhood and the equality of all men, while the white half represents purity and virtue. When joined together the two colours signify Singapore’s goals of meritocracy (the ...

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