The nation’s independence day is right around the corner and one of the few things residents do ahead of the big day is to hang out the state flag with much pride, and no prejudice.

But be careful when and how you handle the red and white fabric because the wrong move could cost you $1,000.

Drop it, dirty it, hang it the wrong way, disfigure it, tear it, burn it – you catch my drift – basically disrespecting the flag would get you classed as an offender.

Clearly one 13-year-old girl didn’t know about the flag laws when she set fire to one at a pavilion at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 on 17 July. 

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