Creativity and willingness to go against the tide brought us where we are today. We did not succeed by insulating ourselves from the world.
It is impossible to “bubble wrap” Singaporeans from foreign competition and still expect to succeed. Instead, we should embrace both openness and equip our people with the experience and skills to succeed – this is how we will thrive in a rapidly evolving world. This way, our workers can remain confident about their position in the world, and know that they can continue to make a difference – not just when they are fresh out of school, but throughout life, Mr Heng said.