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[Flag of Phaic Tan]

The ping pong table depicted is green with white lines, with the middle horizontal stripe fit for pair games. On the upper hoist, two ping pong rackettes, one red and the other (dark) blue, with wooden handles, five ping pong balls in arc below and one above. The middle is crossed vertically by a hair line sporting two black hinges. Ratio is 51:67 (~5:7) and the white stripes are 1 thick, as measured on the book".
by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 May 2008

The second book in the "Jetlag" series of travel guide is on "Phaic Tan (pronounced "Fake Tan"), which has a "National Flag" in the design of a ping-pong (table tennis) table!
Miles Li, 10 February 2005


Parody travel book ISBN 1740661990 Phaic Tãn: Sunstroke on a Shoestring says on p.5:

Phaic Tan's national flag, the Pihng Pohng, is quite unusual — being the world's only hinged flag. Wilst unconventional, it does make flag-folding cerimonies more efficient.

The ping pong table depicted is green with white lines, with the middle horizontal stripe fit for pair games. On the upper hoist, two ping pong rackettes, one red and the other (dark) blue, with wooden handles, five ping pong balls in arc below and one above. The middle is crossed vertically by a hair line sporting two black hinges. Ratio is 51:67 (~5:7) and the white stripes are 1 thick, as measured on the book.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 May 2008