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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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Together Apart: The Anthology

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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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Is parent parity a reality? One woman’s take

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Gender equality in parenting is improving but couples need to discuss how they can both adjust their lifestyles and careers to take care of baby, says one young mother.

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“Daddy’s home!”

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This series of photos reveals insights of the oft-invisible active fathering role of men for their children.

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Work-life balance crucial for fathers

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Some experts believe parental leave is crucial to ensuring fathers get enough time with their kids. Why? Read on to find out more.

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  • 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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SG50 National Day Roundup

Singapore just celebrated her Golden Jubilee. Here are some reflections, hopes and aspirations shared by Singaporeans in the spirit of National Day!

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Is parent parity a reality? One woman’s take

Gender equality in parenting is improving but couples need to discuss how they can both adjust their lifestyles and careers to take care of baby, says one young mother.

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Small Dot, Big Dreams

Proud to be Singaporean! Read about Singaporeans making a difference — from US and Europe, to the roughest neighbourhoods in Ghana and Timor Leste.

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