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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

View of HDB flats in Singapore

Articles

Pushing frontiers of eco-living in Singapore

From solar powered green roofs to cascading vertical gardens and verdant walls, Singapore’s push to become a green capital is well on its way.

Crowd in a train

Woman in the sun

Around the web

Cities are getting hotter and hotter

By 2030, six in 10 of the world’s population will live in cities. And the more densely populated a city gets, the more temperatures rise – literally so.

Futuristic vision of a city

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My country, my home

Immigrants are helping to make up the numbers at France’s Foreign Legion, one of the world’s respected armed forces unit.

  • Will transport infrastructure catch up with our population?

    Improvements have been made to our transport infrastructure over the last few years, and some of us might have already seen or felt it. Has Singapore’s infrastructure caught up with its population, or is there still some way to go?

  • Singapore’s urban planning in five points

    How does Singapore decide what to build? Where? And when? What kind of thinking drives the development of our limited land space? The Centre for Liveable Cities outlines 10 golden rules for urban planning in this book; here’s our take on our favourite five. Read on, and weigh in on your favourite!

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Cities are getting hotter and hotter

By 2030, six in 10 of the world’s population will live in cities. And the more densely populated a city gets, the more temperatures rise – literally so.

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aroundtheweb

My country, my home

Immigrants are helping to make up the numbers at France’s Foreign Legion, one of the world’s respected armed forces unit.

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aroundtheweb

Caring for your baby… in the office

This mother heads to work at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building in Washington, D.C., daily with her baby in tow. In Washington, the federal government has begun taking steps to help ease staff into parenthood.

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The case for more green spaces

Studies show that living near green spaces can improve a person’s quality of life and improve one’s mental well-being.