Designed in 1960, the Presidential Crest features a red and white shield on which is emblazoned a lion carrying a stalk of laurel. This shield is crowned by a crescent moon and five stars, and encircled by an orchid wreath. Beneath the wreath flies a red banner with the word "Singapura".
The shield is emblematic of the President’s role as the Defender of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. The lion carrying a stalk of laurel symbolises victory and glory to Singapore, the Lion City.
The other details on the Presidential Crest share similar elements with the Singapore national flag. The red and white represent, respectively, the universal brotherhood and equality of man, and everlasting purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young country on the ascent, and the five stars, the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.