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Quality of Life

Quality of life is not just about having a great physical environment but intangibles like recreation, culture and heritage. How will we make sure that Singapore continues to be one of the best places to live in?

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The issue

As a small city-state, Singapore is in a unique situation. While we aspire to become a global city that offers exciting business opportunities and lifestyle options, we have to also remain a liveable and beloved home for Singaporeans from all walks of life.

What Being Done

What we need

  1. Building a good quality living environment for generations to come.
  2. Creating a home for all ages that is conducive for families and spending our silver years.
  3. Setting aside ample space for us to pursue different interests; appreciate the arts, culture and sports; and preserve our environment and heritage.

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What's being done

  • Planning and building infrastructure ahead of demand to meet current and future needs. These include transport, public housing, healthcare facilities, social and recreational spaces, and heritage and cultural spaces.
  • Exploring innovative approaches to design, plan and build infrastructure to optimise land use and enhance liveability (e.g. going underground and multi-purpose spaces).
  • Creating more shared spaces in the community for bonding and interaction.

PerspectivesGet the population angle on quality of life in Singapore

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Infographic - Planning for the future: The Singapore way

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Most organisations map out five-year plans for their objectives and goals. Not the Singapore Government. The “Kiasu” government plans 10 years ahead; some Masterplans even take a 20-year horizon.

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Five way smart cities are changing driving

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Smart cities will revolutionise the way we drive our cars. From driverless cars to reducing accidents with AI-enabled traffic lights, cruising around will never be the same again.

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Can Singapore be the first car-free city in the world?

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World renowned architect Jan Gehl thinks there is no need for cars in an island as tiny as Singapore. He instead sees public transport, cycling and walking as sufficient for moving people around the Republic.

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Former Chief Planner looks far, thinks big

What could our future look like? Former Chief Planner Dr Liu Thai Ker envisions a Singapore that is a “Megacity” where there is room for a 10 million population.

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Creating people-friendly cities

As cities get increasingly populated, there is an even greater need to ensure that we plan more conducive, accessible and safe urban spaces.

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Five way smart cities are changing driving

Smart cities will revolutionise the way we drive our cars. From driverless cars to reducing accidents with AI-enabled traffic lights, cruising around will never be the same again.

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How Singapore is creating more land for itself

As one of the smallest countries in the world, Singapore has to constantly think of innovative solutions to house its people, companies and institutions. How does Singapore create space for its people?