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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.

Perspectives Get the population angle on jobs and economy in Singapore

Aerial view of Singapore

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