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The Principles of Singapore

by Jun Kuzuya
(Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan)

The national flag of Singapore

The national flag of Singapore

As we studied in the last class, Singapore is a multiethnic and multicultural country. Besides, most Singaporeans feel it's important to get along well together to keep the economy strong. I was very surprised at their way of thinking!

At the same time, I wondered if it's the only reason they get along well together. I felt there is another reason. So I researched why people can get along well together!

As a result of my research, I found the one main reason. And it's in the national principles of Singapore. And we can find that through understanding the meaning of Singapore's flag.

The national flag of Singapore is composed of two colors, a crescent moon, and five stars. Red means equalization and integration of human beings. White means purity and virtue, and the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam and represents the development of the young country.

The five stars are influenced by the national flag of China, meaning progress, justice, equality, peace, and democracy. As you know, there are many meanings in this flag.

And I guess these principles are penetrating into almost all Singaporeans. So I think many people can get along well together!

As you know, the national flag is just one flag, but there are many various meanings in it. And it represents the national principles, indicating the precept on how people should behave in the country!

I think it's very interesting!!

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