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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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Dads day out

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Dad’s Day Out

Fathers are our unsung heroes. They work hard, bring home the bacon, and make us laugh with dad jokes. Yet when it comes to saying thanks, their needs are simple — nothing beats quality time with the family.

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Robot helps children socialise and learn

Social robot Kaspar, designed to be able to hold conservations, is helping children who find social interactions daunting.

Elderly man running in a marathon

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Why he’s called “Hard Kor” in his 80s

As Singapore turns 53 this month, we focus our attention on a man who is doing the nation proud at the grand old age of 86. Kor Hong Fatt is a marathoner and a gold-medalled track and field athlete, who amazingly, only started running seriously when he was 71.

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My family, my Singapore

A first-time mother envisions a vibrant and cosmopolitan cityscape with endless possibilities for her child where he is able to be the best that he can possibly be.

Hilary and Misellya with white boards

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International Friendship Day

Hilary, a Singaporean and Misellya, from Batam, Indonesia may have been born in different countries, but they’re united by their love for food - especially ice cream.

  • 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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A house full of love

Most families stop at two. Four is less common. But sisters Deidre and Thomasina Kwok grew up in a family of eight children — and it was a household of warmth and love.

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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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