The national flag could have been blue: A look at the history of 7 Singapore symbols

Dr Toh Chin Chye always wanted the five stars in the emblem to represent the ideals of Singapore - democracy, peace, progress, equality and justice.
Dr Toh Chin Chye always wanted the five stars in the emblem to represent the ideals of Singapore - democracy, peace, progress, equality and justice.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - The Citizens' Workgroup for National Symbols recently reviewed how seven markers of national identity could be used and celebrated.

Insight looks at their origins and evolution.

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