Can national symbols better rally Singaporeans?

As National Day nears, the state flag and crest are put on display across the island, the national anthem is sung and the pledge recited at observance ceremonies. Can more be done to instil pride in Singapore's national symbols? Insight reports.

The National Museum lit up to celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday. A workgroup proposes making national symbols more pervasive in people’s lives.
The National Museum lit up to celebrate Singapore’s 56th birthday. A workgroup proposes making national symbols more pervasive in people’s lives.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - Apart from their quality of football, Italian players during the European Football Championship this year were noted by fans worldwide for another admirable quality - the way they belted out their national anthem in unison.

Although their voices were drowned out by the shouts of hostile fans many times their number - some even took to booing - the players defiantly held their ground through the Il Canto degli Italiani, The Song Of The Italians.

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