99-year lease is only way to recycle land for future generations to buy BTOs

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Today, over 80% of Singaporeans live in public housing. Compared to public housing in most parts of the world, our HDB flats and home ownership model is the exception rather than the norm. Singapore’s housing policies have been uniquely successful. We are the only major city in the world where nearly every young couple getting […]

The Padang: venue of largest protest, site of longest queue in Singapore’s history

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Gazetted on Singapore’s 57th birthday, the Padang is Singapore’s 75th national monument. This open space holds shared memories as a nation, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong said. Gazetting it as a national monument protects the site from alteration and change that would affect its character and significance, while allowing it to continue […]

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

Building a confident and cohesive Singapore in a post COVID-19 world

We come alive, survive and thrive on connectivity, without which we become pedestrian and unexceptional, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said in a speech made at the Civil Service College’s Social-Economic Nexus Speaking Engagement Series. This is why Singapore has spent decades building our trade networks through our FTA strategy, as well as air and […]

Helping Singaporeans facing retrenchment during Covid

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When Covid-19 first hit, most of us probably never saw it coming, nor expected it to be a long drawn battle. It was commonly compared to SARS, and some of us thought the worst would be over in 8 months. Many faced retrenchments and financial difficulties during the pandemic. Nevertheless, out of this situation, we […]

Full text of Lawrence Wong’s speech on race and racism

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Finance Minister Mr Lawrence Wong’s speech on MULTIRACIALISM AND FAULTLINES delivered at the IPS-RSIS Forum on Race and Racism on 25 June 2021. The speech reproduced in full: Excellencies and distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen I am very happy to join you for this seminar today. Lately, several worrying incidents have given us pause to […]