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Tag Archives: SG50

The dream of Singapore 2.0 – an essay for SG50

By Ariffin Sha I always dream of Singapore 2.0. This dream is not something new - it is one that is shared. It’s a dream shared by greats like Lim Chin Siong, JB Jeya, Chiam See Tong and Chia Thye Poh. Many who dreamed it may not live to see the dream materialize, but the glimmer of hope that Singapore …

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Singapore’s Second Age – an essay for SG50

By Rocco Hu The city is as verdant as ever and the sky cerulean. A bubble dome erected by the Ministry of Environment, Resources and Geo-engineering, keeps the island in a sunny 24°C clime. The children, however, do not think of going out to play. Inside, standing in front of fourteen heads, a teacher picks up the remote control. The …

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Building a sustainable future for Singapore – an essay for SG50

By Shawn Ng Singapore has achieved considerable economic success since independence. Looking ahead, Singapore’s economy will be influenced by various trends. Externally, the rise of Asia signifies more opportunities for Singapore as it is well-positioned to function as a strategic hub for global businesses and as a springboard for regional expansion. Such exposure has enhanced Singapore’s expertise in high-value services …

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A common event for all to bring us together – an essay for SG50

By Deng Yushan I’ve always sat and wondered about issues larger than life, worried about the survival of the human race, and perhaps even brainstormed an idea or two regarding solutions to alleviate poverty in Africa. Eccentric, one may comment. However, I am but an ordinary teenager, a jubilant soul fantasizing about endless possibilities offered to me like a buffet for …

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Debate within civil society good for Singapore: Tharman

Civil society in Singapore should play a more active role in public debates and discussion so as to let Singapore advance, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on 3 August, Monday. Mr Tharman made these remarks at the launch of a book, Singapore 2065: Leading Insights on Economy and Environment from 50 Icons and Beyond, which attempts to address the future …

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Recognise, not avoid, our differences – an essay for SG50

By Low Siew Ching When our Founder Mr Lee Kwan Yew passed away, we witnessed the country’s unity as we mourned and shed tears together. When 10 Singaporeans were killed during the trekking expedition in Mount Kinabalu, we grieved regardless of the victims’ race and origins. Disasters and deaths happen everywhere but we feel close to the heart for one reason …

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Stomp out racism – an essay for SG50

By Kang Ruo Xuan My dream for Singapore is for all Singaporeans to treat others with respect and not treat anyone differently because they have a different skin colour from us. Racism occurs everywhere, even in schools. An example of it would be a simple remark like “Hi brownie” which refers to the colour of others’ skin. Can you imagine …

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Embrace wider humanistic values – an essay for SG50

By Kortia Kang Siew Lan National identity, local heritage and cultures are what I think we should continue to navigate into and must be strengthened. To me, Casinos at the Integrated Resorts, enjoying the affluence of life and moving around in fast pace, hearing praises about our country's outstanding GDP don't make this island my home. How I wish our nation …

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Cultural and economic aspects of food – an essay for SG50

By Marcus Tang Present day Singapore has achieved much while we celebrate SG50. A significant moment marks how a small trading port has upgraded to a modern city. No mean feat for an island with no natural resources. Our cultural diversity plays a part in which many nationalities co-exist in one small tiny island. Food from different cultures also unite …

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Lee Kuan Yew to go on radio on 9 August at 9am

Former Prime Minister will take to the radio on 9 August at 9am to recite Singapore's Proclamation of Independence - through a message that was recorded with him years ago. The Proclamation of Independence was signed in Mr Lee's name, but the only time that the public got to hear it was on radio, when it was read by a radio broadcaster. …

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