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.


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

Around the web

Let's not condemn Singaporeans to extinction


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.


All in the family


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

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The "Ang Moh" bus captain


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?

Around The Web


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.


More children, less tax for Turkey

Turkey is looking to tackle the problem of low-birth rates and an ageing population by introducing tax cuts for families with three or more children.


How freeing men from their desks can improve family life

When it comes to work and responsibilities, most assume men have it easier than women. But is that an accurate representation of the current landscape, or do men feel like they do not have a choice when it comes to choosing between work and family?