PAP grassroots leaders selling Singapore flags to residents to hang to ‘celebrate’ National Day
Posted by temasektimes on July 14, 2012
According to the state media, PAP grassroots leaders have been knocking on the doors of residents to sell the Singapore flag and ‘encouraging’ them to hang the flags outside their homes to show their ‘love’ for Singapore.
RC members from the Jurong West district are at the forefront of the “Fly our Flag Campaign” to paint the estate in a sea of ‘red and white.’
A statement from the state media reads:
“It’s that time of the year again. If you haven’t already done so, you can start flying the Singapore flag during the National Day celebration period from July 1 to Sept 30. Other than displaying the flag from buildings and vehicles, you can also wear attire bearing images of the flag during this period, as long as it is done with respect.”
The number of Singapore flags being hung publicly outside homes have become a sort of barometer to gauge public support for the ruling party which bans all forms of opinion polls in Singapore.
For some strange reasons, the Singapore flags are only noticed being hung from HDB flats lining the main roads while they are hardly seen in those situated in remote areas and in private housing.