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FAIL: National flags fly backwards instead of forward after HDB owners display them incorrectly

The incorrectly installed flags were an eyesore and not in keeping with patriotic ideals in the run up to national day

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A photo of a number of national flags flying backwards instead of forward has been circulating online.

Yesterday (25 July), Reddit user u/jdotz54 shared the following picture online and pointed out that a number of flags outside a HDB block had been installed incorrectly, making the flags appear as though it is flying backwards instead of forward:

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The display of the Singapore Flag is subject to about 40 rules, according to Singapore Statutes. Since it is a reflection of the nation’s ideals, beliefs and values, the national flag is to be be treated with dignity and honour at all times.

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This is not the first time that netizens have spotted incorrectly installed flags, in the run-up to past years’ National Day events.

In 2017, an entire row of flags were hoisted upside down outside Aqua-Nautics Pte Ltd in Sembawang. That blunder came two weeks after a photo showing foreign workers planting an upside down flag went viral.

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