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[People's Association (Singapore)] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 29 December 2009


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Description of logo and flag

The People's Association (PA) was established as a statutory board (today under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports) on 1 July 1960 to promote racial harmony and social cohesion. The most visible installations run by the People's Association are the Community Centres and Community Clubs across Singapore. They used to run kindergarten classes at the community centres (of which I attended from 1987 to 1988). The logo and flag dates from 2000 onwards.

Logo and Flag since 2000

Symbolism of their logo and flag is detailed at http://www.pa.gov.sg/about-us.html and is reproduced below:

For the logo:
"The People's Association's (PA) logo is made up of one continuous element. This represents the PA's mission of connecting Singaporeans from all ethnic backgrounds to promote active citizenry and multiracial harmony. Different communities, represented by the circles, keep their distinct identities and cultural values while moving and interacting with one another in the common space. Our vision is one of all communities bonding closely together, increasing the common space and strengthening the nation. Red symbolises the passion and spirit of the different communities. It also signifies the growth and maturity of the people and the PA."

And for the flag:
"At the heart of the PA flag is the PA logo. The borders curling upward signify a forward-looking organisation, progressing towards greater heights."

Previous Log and Flag

[People's Association - old flag (Singapore)] image by Herman Felani M.Y., 29 December 2009

Prior to 2000, the flag and logo of the People's Association was as follow, the basis of the design since 2000:

Logo - four interlocking red rings.

Flag - horizontal triband of red-white-red, with the central white panel being twice the height of one red band. The former logo was charged at the centre panel of the triband.
Herman Felani M.Y., 29 December 2009