Singapore Nationalism - Click to View Hi-Res Image

In anticipation of Singapore’s National Day on 9 August (Monday next week), residents of HDB (Housing Development Board) buildings like this one have taken to hanging Singapore flags outside their flats.

flags outside Singapore HDB flats

It’s an awesome sight, one which (sort of) inspires a kind of patriotism in even the non-citizen. What inspires Singaporeans to hang up their national flag en masse?

"Win a 42" LCD TV!"

Oh.

The promise of a 42″ LCD TV. Of course. I guess that’s keeping in step with what qualities make a Singaporean…

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