After a number of discussions with the Singapore Tourism Board, the Singapore National Heritage Board and of course within Ladies Circle Singapore, we are proud to launch our Ladies Circle Singapore 1 logo! This logo does not only reflect Singapore or represent an organization, but instead visually portrays the ideals of each and every Circler in Singapore.
The logo created by Ladies Circle Singapore 1 is solid red against a white background – the colors of the National Flag.
- The Lion Head symbolizes courage, strength and excellence. The mane has five partings that represent the same five ideals embodied in the five stars of the National Flag, namely democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality, ideals that are fully supported by Ladies Circle Singapore 1. The lion’s tenacious mien symbolizes the nation’s single-minded resolve to face and overcome any challenges.
- Singapore has the unique distinction of being the only nation to have a hybrid as its national flower. The choice of an orchid as Singapore’s national flower is most appropriate because orchids have long been identified with Singapore, the vibrant colors, exotic nature, graceful presence, strength and resilience of the flower are qualities which reflect not only the Singapore spirit, but also that of Ladies Circle Singapore 1.
- The Singapore Flyer, surrounding the Lion Head and orchid, is Asia’s Largest Giant Observation Wheel. Standing at a stunning 165m from the ground, the flyer offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Marina Bay and beyond, and is an iconic attraction in the Singapore city landscape.
The Lion Head, a National Symbol
The Lion Head was introduced in 1986 as the Government wanted an alternative symbol that people and organizations could use to express their loyalty and commitment to the nation. As the National Flag and the State Crest are governed by legal restrictions which restrict their use for commercial or non-governmental purposes, the then Ministry of Communications and Information embarked on a search for a symbol that people could readily identify with.
The Ministry invited local art schools and advertising agencies to produce a new symbol that best exemplifies the characteristics of the nation. Many designs were submitted using motifs such as HDB flats, palm trees and various lions. The winning entry was a lion head by a young designer named Mr Michael Lee, who offered his design as a gift to the nation.
The lion was chosen as it is a powerful and historic symbol of Singapore’s status as the Lion City and symbolizes three national values: courage, excellence and strength. Singapore’s name is itself derived from ‘Singa Pura’ (which means “Lion City”). According to the Malay Annals, Sang Nila Utama, a prince from Palembang, gave this name to the island after he came ashore and saw a creature he believed to be a lion.