Building a National Identity

Multi-racialism

Multi-racialism promotes equality among the races, without any special rights to any particular race or religion. It does not favour any certain group of people just because of race or religion as it is prohibited by the constitution. Everyone in Singapore is valued, thus a sense of national identity as Singaporeans is created.


Common Practices

Some examples of common practices in Singapore is the singing of the national anthem, taking the pledge and attending the flag raising ceremony, which is practiced in all schools. This helps foster national identity which inculcates loyalty and national pride towards Singapore is one way to get Singaporeans to see themselves as one.


Bilingualism

Bilingualism is a policy in Singapore which expects all students to be able to communicate in English and in their own Mother Tongue language. English is the linking language between different ethnic groups, while Mother tongue is used to impart moral values and cultural traditions of each race. This creates equality amongst Singaporeans. Thus, this helps improve communication among Singaporeans.