Friday, April 11, 2008

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.

Coat of arms of SingaporeCoat of arms of Singapore 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.
3. The state arms must be treated with respect and be displayed in a dignified manner.