View Poll Results: Why you choose not to hang the flag?

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  • My flag is torn and tattered and I did not budget to buy a new one this year.

    1 5.00%
  • The haze will return and obscure visibility anyway.

    0 0%
  • I am going out during National Day, don't intend to hang around.

    3 15.00%
  • My neighbours all didn't hang leh. So united we stand.

    6 30.00%
  • Wait for Gment to hand out free flags then hang. Keeping that $10 in my wallet is more practical.

    7 35.00%
  • It's too early. What's the hurry. My national day is on Aug 15/Oct 1/Jun 12, etc.

    3 15.00%
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Thread: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

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    Default When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    I remembered back in the 80s and 90s, almost everyone is proud of hanging the national flag in the hooks implanted outside the window sill. You see blocks and blocks of flags and you know national day is here again. Fast forward to 2013. Other than those grass root selected blocks that are lined with flags, the neighbourhood blocks are all barren. The government stats show less than 10k of flats are occupied by PR so why are people not hanging their flags anymore? Please take part in the poll...

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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    For me... my whole block is being repaired... no point to hang flag till painting is complete...

    But I'm sure you are hoping for more of an 'not feel belonging' answer...

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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    My Block repainting now (started since Jan 2013) so cannot hang.

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    I notice that our dollar note have no flag too. Only a person face, a lion and a tiger. Anyone know why?
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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    I notice that our dollar note have no flag too. Only a person face, a lion and a tiger. Anyone know why?

    Also no Merlion, Changi Airport, Esplanade, Chilli Crab... but, easiest explanation... the Singapore emblem of Lion & Tiger with the Crescent Moon and 5 stars already there...

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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    My Block repainting now (started since Jan 2013) so cannot hang.

    Why so long ??

    Mine started in June (washing) and now the painting begins... at the next 2 block 1st...

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    because if you look at Singapore from 20KM up, all the HDBs and landed properties form the Singapore Flag

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    My side no renovation no cleaning no nothing. Also no flags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    I notice that our dollar note have no flag too. Only a person face, a lion and a tiger. Anyone know why?
    Bad feng shui

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    my block face the road, so RC will come every year without fail to hang for us.. and then they will take it down.. this has been the case for past 10 years i guess

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    Because the ruling political party in Singapore is a dominant party, and claims to represent ‘Singapore’, there is a conflation between Singapore and the ***. By association, the Singapore flag takes on the meaning of the *** too. The differential distribution of flags based on support for *** institutions reinforces this conflation. Thus, Singaporeans who resist the flag do so in order to dissociate themselves from others who are *** supporters or sycophants (The Straits Times, 3 September 1994). Those who are able to differentiate between loyalty to the nation and loyalty to the *** thus refuse to hang the flag.
    http://www.nzasia.org.nz/downloads/N...ec01/Leong.pdf

    Er, I hope I did not turn your thread into a political thread.

    Anyway this year is the first year I am hanging the flag because the RC member of my block gave me a free flag. I also wanted to teach my children that while their lives is a little screwed in this country, they should also love their country.

    *** = P*P
    Last edited by An drew; 22nd July 2013 at 03:45 PM.

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    I do love my country, but forcing myself to cut my hair short and dragging myself back to reservist year after year is enough patriotism for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    http://www.nzasia.org.nz/downloads/N...ec01/Leong.pdf

    Er, I hope I did not turn your thread into a political thread.

    Anyway this year is the first year I am hanging the flag because the RC member of my block gave me a free flag. I also wanted to teach my children that while their lives is a little screwed in this country, they should also love their country.

    *** = P*P
    i call Bullshite...

    because it's not because i'm unpatriotic or don't support the nation or whatever.

    it's because i'm too lazy to hang the flag out.

    and i fear i might fall.

    also, the writer is trying to emphasize that we're a militarized state under military dictatorship... which i'm trying very hard to visualize how tough national service is (it's like a holiday camp by the way, unless you're too weak to take physical stress)

    either that or a communist state. by the time i got to that part, i'm lost in the allegations and assumptions.

    of course the parade needs to be in order. what do you think? you want the spectators and citizens to run amok on that day, perhaps having stampedes that could produce fatalities? i welcome the order that is present during the parades. who wouldn't want that?

    other than being a ridiculous article full of allegations (which feels more like it came from someone who reads too many conspiracy theories), i don't think i have to take this seriously too

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    My rc never distribute free. I don't like the idea if paying GST for buying
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    My RC came and hang the flag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    other than being a ridiculous article full of allegations (which feels more like it came from someone who reads too many conspiracy theories), i don't think i have to take this seriously too
    i agree that the article is a little ridiculous. The point about the flag though is also repeated in wikipedia.

    Singaporeans are encouraged to display the national flag outside their homes during National Day celebrations, and residents' committees, particularly those of public housing estates, often arrange co-ordinated displays. However, some Singaporeans decline to do so as they associate it with the People's Action Party, the ruling party in Parliament, rather than with the nation.[56]too
    Flag of Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    it's because i'm too lazy to hang the flag out.

    and i fear i might fall.
    Don't worry. When you fall can use the flag as cape like superman.

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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    Quote Originally Posted by ahboy168 View Post
    I notice that our dollar note have no flag too. Only a person face, a lion and a tiger. Anyone know why?
    We are lucky it doesn't have bananas in it anymore:



    Or the face of Hirohito:


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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    Who cares? Hanging a flag only says you did hang a flag. That's all. Similarly if you did not hang a flag, means you did not.

    It says nothing about your loyalty or lack of, like or dislike of particular parties, happiness, etc.....
    Last edited by ricohflex; 22nd July 2013 at 09:20 PM.

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    Default Re: When I look out of the window........why no flags???

    Let's hope we never ever have to fly somebody's else flag.



    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    We are lucky it doesn't have bananas in it anymore:

    Or the face of Hirohito:


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