I do not display the Singapore flag

I do not hang the Singapore flag outside my window. It is not because I don’t like the country as much as others.

For some, having the Singapore flag displayed out is a pride thing. I feel proud of Singapore even without the flag and the flag just doesn’t represent the same thing as my compatriots which could represent a sense of duty, allegiance, sovereignty or whatever.

There’s a lot more to do than just displaying a flag. You could, for example, give up seats for others who needs it more than you. Just do little actions that can result in a more gracious society in your own little way. Be proud of Singapore being the better place you want to be in by making it a little better everyday. Have that represent Singapore and we do need flags.

Irony of the day – ‘Free Tibet’ flags made in China

If you hate China and stage a protest, maybe your protest tools come from China.

‘Free Tibet’ flags made in China

Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, media reports say.
The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for the flag of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Workers said they thought they were just making colourful flags and did not realise their meaning.
But then some of them saw TV images of protesters holding the emblem and they alerted the authorities, according to Hong Kong’s Ming Pao newspaper.

Thousands of flags had already been packed for shipping. (Source: BBC)