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Flag laws....

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Flag laws....

When I travel to different countries I like to have a picture taken next to specific landmarks holding my Union Jack flag, I’m far from a nationalist but it’s something I like to do as a memory, for example I want to take a picture by the universal globe holding said flag.

Am I breaking any laws and do I risk the Singapore gulag just for a photo op?

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1. Re: Flag laws....

I think it is not allowed.

https://sso.agc.gov.sg/Act/NECDA1949

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2. Re: Flag laws....

Not allowed

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Oh okay, that’s a shame.

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4. Re: Flag laws....

Interesting, did not know it was unlawful. I suppose you could wear a t-shirt with Union Jack flag on it to pose in front of the universal globe, don't think that would be a problem?

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You are allow to carry a flag / wear a flag on your shirt/ cap etc, take a picture of yourself etc. You are not allow to display a flag on a pole, or fix it to some structure where it may be seen by the general public.

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Ah that sounds more doable, I was literally only planning to hold it for pictures then put it away! Don’t worry locals I’m not invading your country!

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7. Re: Flag laws....

Alternatively you could take the short train ride to Glasgow and visit the Gallowgate area of Glasgow, or shorter ride to the Gallowgate area of Newcastle. Although i believe some local laws apply here also. For the former you should also be dressed in in union jack colors and for the latter you will need to emblazon the name of your home town on the flag

just a thought

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8. Re: Flag laws....

My Union Jack does have Sunderland and FTM on it so job done!

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If for the purpose of Juz taking a socialphoto with u waving a small flag it is ok acceptable. But if u wanto wave the full flag.. u might attract attention that u don't want.

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