Fly high, fly proud, fly whimsical

Viewed from the front or back, this arrangement between blocks 107 and 109, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, still reads 52. Block 603, Hougang Avenue 4, is all a-flutter over National Day. Turning 52 is the icing on this cake outside Block 178, Woodlands Street
Partially blocked sunlight halving the symmetry of flags displayed on the facade of Block 8, Selegie Road. Glimpses of plants along the common corridors offer a peek into Singapore’s green city ethos.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Viewed from the front or back, this arrangement between blocks 107 and 109, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, still reads 52. Block 603, Hougang Avenue 4, is all a-flutter over National Day. Turning 52 is the icing on this cake outside Block 178, Woodlands Street
Viewed from the front or back, this arrangement between blocks 107 and 109, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, still reads 52.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Viewed from the front or back, this arrangement between blocks 107 and 109, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, still reads 52. Block 603, Hougang Avenue 4, is all a-flutter over National Day. Turning 52 is the icing on this cake outside Block 178, Woodlands Street
Turning 52 is the icing on this cake outside Block 178, Woodlands Street 13.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Viewed from the front or back, this arrangement between blocks 107 and 109, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, still reads 52. Block 603, Hougang Avenue 4, is all a-flutter over National Day. Turning 52 is the icing on this cake outside Block 178, Woodlands Street
Block 603, Hougang Avenue 4, is all a-flutter over National Day.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Viewed from the front or back, this arrangement between blocks 107 and 109, Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, still reads 52. Block 603, Hougang Avenue 4, is all a-flutter over National Day. Turning 52 is the icing on this cake outside Block 178, Woodlands Street
Retro TV colour bars press the memory button at Block 423, Tampines Avenue 7. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Drawn to the eye-catching decorations in housing estates ahead of Singapore's 52th birthday, Straits Times executive photojournalist Kevin Lim captures five inventive displays

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2017, with the headline 'Fly high, fly proud, fly whimsical'. Print Edition | Subscribe