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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.

Perspectives Get the population angle on jobs and economy in Singapore

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Articles

Following in daddy’s footsteps

Growing up, Seah Kwang Peng learnt discipline, mental toughness and resilience from competing in track and field – attributes he believes cannot be taught in class, but learnt through outdoor and sports education. After becoming a father, his daughter has inherited his passion for sports and is now inspiring him to put on his running shoes again.

Rajan and his family

Articles

Excuse me, are you Singaporean?

As a cosmopolitan nation, Singapore has an eclectic mix of people hailing from different races, religions and nationalities coming together as one. We speak to two trans-national families to find out their journey in making Singapore their home.

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It’s daddy’s turn too

It takes two to raise junior. Other than parental leave for mothers, fathers should also be encouraged to take time off work to bond with their kids and take care of them.

Jacob and his baby

  • 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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It’s daddy’s turn too

It takes two to raise junior. Other than parental leave for mothers, fathers should also be encouraged to take time off work to bond with their kids and take care of them.

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Turkey's fertility challenge

Although it still has a youthful population, Turkey is already trying to encourage its women to have more children in order to avoid the shrinking population challenge many of its European peers are facing.

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Breed like rabbits, Poles urged

With Polish birth rates among the lowest in Europe, the country’s health ministry has taken to using an unconventional method to get its message across.

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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.