SHARE THIS

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.

Get an overview

iconIssue

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.

iconBulp

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

Articles

An accident left him for dead but his boss didn’t give up

-

Taiwanese chef Andre Chiang is a no-nonsense drill sergeant in his kitchen, demanding only the best from his staff. But when one of his new hires got into a horrific accident, the two-Michelin star chef showed his compassionate side.

Articles

Your song for Singapore’s 52nd birthday

-

Ordinary Singaporeans are professing their love for the country in their own way through original songs, as at least three music videos to celebrate National Day are making their rounds on social media.

Articles

Singapore Can Lah!

-

How much do millennials know about our Singapore culture? Find out in this video!

Around the web

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.

  • 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

aroundtheweb

Reunion by the Pier: Singapore Day 2016

Singaporeans living on the US West Coast came together for a heartwarming reunion with friends and family. Besides food and fun, it was also a time for our Overseas Singaporeans to reaffirm their connection with and love for Singapore.

aroundtheweb
aroundtheweb
aroundtheweb

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.

aroundtheweb
aroundtheweb
aroundtheweb

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!

aroundtheweb

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.

aroundtheweb

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.