A Singaporean reflects on the lessons learned from the pandemic

Singapore, Country, Crisis, Government, Leaders, System

Singapore’s preparation has already started quite awhile ago, and it will continue to be improved until we face the next crisis. Singapore was among the first to have approved vaccines delivered to us. Working like clockwork, our leaders and front-liners, including doctors, nurses and grassroots volunteers were able to help Singapore achieve one of the […]

Does CECA take away Singaporeans’ jobs? The short answer is ‘no’.

Singaporeans are anxious about their jobs. There is also a great deal of disruption in our lives and workplaces due to the COVID-19 situation. With globalisation and rapid technological advancement, business cycles are short and disruptions take place. Businesses that face difficulties may scale down or shut down. When this happens, jobs will be lost. […]

NTUC has been lobbying and caring for Lower Wage Workers since 1961

NTUC has been lobbying and caring for Lower Wage Workers since 1961

The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) has been championing workers’ rights over the past decades, since 1961. Things really took a change in 1969, during the 1969 Modernisation Seminar when NTUC decided to take on a more cooperative stance and work with the Government and employers instead of adopting a confrontational approach.  On Singapore’s road […]

Good news – Singapore’s GDP grew 14.7% in Q2 2021!

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Good news from the Ministry of Trade & Industry! The performance of the Singapore economy for the first half of 2021 was “stronger than expected”. The full-year gross domestic product (GDP) forecast is also upgraded to between 6.0 and 7.0 per cent. With our vaccination programme on track, Singapore’s economy is expected to continue to […]

Delivering on promises: Punggol Digital District turns from vision to reality

Delivering on promises: Punggol Digital District turns from vision to reality

Look no further than Punggol Digital District (PDD) for the possibilities for Singapore as a smart nation. What the Singapore Government envisioned is turning to reality. In 2007 at the National Day rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveiled the plans for Punggol 21. 10 years later, the plans became reality. Three years ago, Prime […]

Vital for Singaporean Youths to Embrace Globalisation

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Covid-19 may have brought overseas travel to a halt, but it is still important for young Singaporeans to understand their region better and gain a global perspective on issues, said Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, as well as Trade and Industry at a webinar for some 1,200 youth participants […]