President's Portrait & Insignia



Adopted in 1961, the Presidential Standard is a red flag with a white crescent moon and five stars emblazoned in the centre. The colour red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality. The crescent represents a young country on the ascent. The five stars represent democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.

The Presidential Standard is flown from the highest point on the Istana main building from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm when the President is in the country.


Note:  All uses of the Presidential symbols (which include the Presidential Crest, the Presidential Standard, the Presidential Chair and the President’s representation such as photos, images, video footages) must be approved by the President. Any external organisations intending to use any Presidential symbols must write to the President’s Office to seek approval.

You may want to read about