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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

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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.

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Are skybridges the answer to overcrowding in cities?

Connecting tall buildings could reduce pollution and traffic at ground level, with the skybridges used to house restaurants and other amenities as well, say experts.

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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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Gopal in his younger days

Articles

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Fate brought Gopal and Sarada Nair together in an arranged marriage… and love kept them going for the last 57 years. It’s a quiet, steady sort of love — the kind where they finish each other’s sentences and fill in the other’s thoughts as they recollect their life together.

  • 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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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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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.

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aroundtheweb

Robot seal to help dementia patients

Researchers at the University of Brighton are currently exploring the use of a fury robotic seal for dementia therapy that play a bigger role in aging healthcare, especially in countries with a swelling silver generation and limited workforce.