Singapore’s political contestation will continue, likely to intensify

Singapore, challenge, government, public, service, PAP

Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong spoke at the annual public service leadership ceremony on November 1, 2022. In his opening speech, he highlighted that the Public Service played a pivotal role in keeping Singaporeans safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, from keeping borders, checkpoints, hospitals, and vaccination centers running smoothly to reaching out to households and businesses to […]

My National Day as a Singaporean Malay

Race, Community, Minority, Position, Singaporean

In my country, I am respected as a minority, not persecuted. In my own native language, millions of Singaporeans joined together to sing the National Anthem, and I couldn’t help but feel proud of myself. Credit: NDP Being a Singaporean Malay born, raised, and living here, I have never felt my loyalty questioned. Some individuals’ […]

No matter what challenges arise, Singaporeans will prevail and united

National, Day, 2020, Singaporean, Singapore, United, Prevail, Together, Lee, Hsien, Loong

In his 2020 National Day Message, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stated that Singaporeans come together every year, rain or shine, to celebrate the making of our nation, and renew our commitment to Singapore. As we celebrate National Day this year (“2020”), we are faced with a global COVID-19 pandemic. No matter what challenges arise, […]

Strong foreign exchange reserves kept us from starvation: Lee Kuan Yew

Crisis, Food, Prices, Lee, Singapore, Increase

Is there a reason Singapore holds reserves? The reserves of Singapore serve three purposes: To provide a buffer against crises; Provide a stream of investment income to finance a part of government budgets; Maintaining confidence in Singapore’s exchange rate-based monetary policy. A reserve is therefore a rainy day fund, an endowment fund, and a stabilization […]

Tough love needed to maintain upward trajectory

National, Singapore, Singaporean

National Day Message of Mr Lee Kuan Yew Speaking off the cuff, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said in his National Day Message in 1971, “I am not here tonight to preach blood, sweat and tears or talk about the apocalypse. You have done well, six superb years, a magnificent performance against all the odds, so […]