The six arrows in the logo represent the six pillars of Total Defence: Military, Civil, Economic, Social, Digital, and Psychological Defence.

AThe tight triangle formation of six arrows pointing in the same upward direction signifies Singaporeans working together to achieve the common objective of safeguarding Singapore’s security and way of life. It also reflects Singaporeans’ resilience and determination to keep progressing together in an ever-changing world.

The crescent moon and five stars, and the colours of red and white, are elements from the National Flag. Red stands for universal brotherhood and equality of man. White symbolises pervading and everlasting purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the ascendant, and the five stars depict Singapore’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.

Together, these represent nationhood and symbolise how all Singaporeans play their part in Total Defence to safeguard our future.


This new Total Defence logo was designed by Samantha Alexa Teng, the winner of a Total Defence logo design competition held in 2019.

For more details on the Total Defence Logo colours and their usage, download the CI Guide.