Man On NDP Banner Forgets Which Country’s Birthday He’s Celebrating
With National Day just 2 weeks away, preparations for the big day have all but wrapped up, as Singaporeans gear up to celebrate the country’s 52nd year of independence.
As is customary, celebratory banners have been hung in neighbourhoods displaying National Day wishes from MPs and some ordinary Singaporeans.
Not Normal Patriotism
At first glance, the banner seems to be just another patriotic one, featuring people in red and the town’s MP.
However, upon closer inspection, one of those things doesn’t seem to be like the others.
Let’s take a closer look.
Still unsure? Allow us to present a side-by-side comparison.
2 Nations Together
In case you haven’t already figured, the design on that man’s shirt is actually the flag of the United States of America.
And it was approved as promotional material.
For Singapore’s National Day.
Let’s talk about this for a moment.
Of all the shirts not to wear when promoting your country’s birthday, surely another country’s flag would be right at the top?
More importantly, why wasn’t the issue raised at any point?
While we here at MustShareNews are no experts on how the government produces promotional material, we understand that the procedure would at least undergo the following stages:
Which makes it even more baffling how the blunder managed to slip through all the way past approval.
Perhaps they just want to represent Singapore as being ahead of the United States. Olympic flashbacks, anyone?
At the very least, it’s not like they hung our flags upside down or anything.
Bukit Panjang SMC
Readers may recognise the man in the back as Dr Teo Ho Pin, current MP of the Bukit Panjang Single Member Constituency and also Mayor of the North West Community Development Council, whose logo can be spotted at the bottom.
Here’s a photo of him wearing exactly the same shirt that he’s wearing on the banner:
This would indicate that the banner is located somewhere within the neighbourhood.
Readers living in the area may still be able to catch a glimpse before they (hopefully) rectify it.
Born In The USA
Whatever your plans are for the upcoming holiday, we would like to wish all our readers a happy National Day.
Whether you have plans to catch the parade “live” or on TV, don’t forget which country’s birthday you are celebrating or you’ll end up like him.
Actually, it turns out that some Singaporeans really do live in USA.
Upper Serangoon Avenue, that is.
Featured image from Reddit