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People & Society

From helping Singaporeans to start families and raise children, to living alongside people from different backgrounds – find out how we’re building a society for everyone, and keeping the Singapore culture and spirit burning bright.

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The issue

Even as Singapore society continues to change and evolve, we need to remain focused on what makes Singapore society special – to have strong families at the core, to be a caring society where there is a place for everyone, and to be gracious towards people from different backgrounds.

What Being Done

What we need

  1. Making this a great place for starting families, raising children, and building strong multigenerational families.
  2. Greater understanding and appreciation among different people living in Singapore.
  3. Upholding what makes Singapore special – our identity, values and aspirations.

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What's being done

  • Promoting a family-friendly environment, such as greater support for working parents through flexible work arrangements and ramping up childcare facilities.
  • Facilitating more social interactions between different groups and raising awareness of shared values and norms.
  • Providing opportunities to celebrate Singapore’s identity, values and roots, and to envision a shared future.

PerspectivesGet the population angle on people and society in Singapore

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Let's not condemn Singaporeans to extinction

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Some European cities have managed to reverse declining fertility rate trends. Singapore, too, must persevere in its society-wide efforts to become more pro-family.

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All in the family

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This series of photos reveals insights of a family of eight living in Singapore.

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The "Ang Moh" bus captain

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They may not look or sound like the typical Singaporean but they certainly are! This Talking Point episode takes a look at the issues around our growing diversity, and overturns assumptions about what it means to be Singaporean.

  • Who is in our population?

    Over the years, Singapore has become a bustling metropolis with people from different backgrounds, stories and dreams. Who are the different groups who live, work or spend time in our country?

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Love goes beyond race and culture

As Singapore society becomes more diverse and social norms shift, mixed race marriages are becoming more common, making up one in five of marriages.

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Together Apart: The Anthology

Three short films, which explore the issue of social integration in Singapore, provide thought-provoking insights on what it means to be a Singaporean and a foreigner here.

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