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Civil Ensign (Singapore)

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The Singapore civil ensign is red with a white crescent and five stars in a white circle, crescent pointing up. Ratio 1:2. Source: Barraclough and Crampton 1981.

Zeljko Heimer, 5 July 1996

I measured the actual civil ensign of Singapore that I own and it comes to 86cm by 144cm which makes it 3:5.

Tom Koh, 17 January 2000

Oil tanker "Faith IV" of Singapore was stranded this week near Dunkerque. Looking at a photo of her on my newspaper, I have noticed that she did not flow the civil ensign which I expected (image above), but the national flag.

Armand du Payrat, 13 February 2001

Most South East Asian Commonwealth countries do not emphasise on the use of civil ensigns on ships and boats. You will notice that the national flag is used interchangeably with the civil ensign in most cases (at least as far as Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei is concerned). This might probably be due to the fact that the union jack is also used as an ensign and the tradition or more probably general ignorance stems from there.

Robert Kee, 14 February 2001

In 1997, when we visited Singapore on our boat, the general, but not unanimous, usage was the civil ensign both on Singapore flag vessels and on visiting vessels as a courtesy flag.

James L. Woodward, 26 March 2001

From my observations as a Singaporean, the civil ensign is mainly used by privately owned boats, at the rear.

Herman Felani, 24 August 2001

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