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  • The Time Economy

    By: Christopher Gee | Mar 20, 2017 | Hits: 266

    There is a growing sense that a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is an incomplete measure of national output and productivity. For one thing, GDP, which is the aggregate value of all goods and services produced within a country, does not count socially valuable but unpaid activities. Caregiving for children, the disabled and the elderly…..

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  • Singapore Eurasians: Rewrite, Refine their Role

    By: Mathew Mathews | Mar 09, 2017 | Hits: 229

    The Eurasian Association (EA) recently launched an updated edition of its popular book, Singapore Eurasians: Memories, Hopes and Dreams. Edited by Myrna Braga-Blake, Ann Ebert-Oehlers, and Alexius A Pereira, the book chronicles Eurasian origins, community life and culture, and profiles Eurasians who have contributed significantly to Singapore’s history. New chapters were added in this edition…..

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  • Budget 2017: How Best to Help SMEs Go Digital

    By: Faizal Bin Yahya | Mar 07, 2017 | Hits: 206

    The government’s latest efforts to help SMEs use digital technology to grow should be a welcome initiative. Last year, almost half of the 1,100 businesses polled by the Singapore Business Federation said that they would like to see increased support for technological change. Only 39 per cent of businesses polled after last year’s Budget said…..

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  • Change the Way We Conduct Citizenship Education

    By: Clarence Ong | Mar 03, 2017 | Hits: 548

    I am part of a team of students and teachers currently working with Riverside Secondary School on their Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) programme. A year ago, we surveyed 100 students from secondary schools, polytechnics and junior colleges on the CCE programme and found the following: 75% felt the programmes were necessary but require improvements…..

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  • Creating a Liveable Singapore: Kampong Spirit 2.0

    By: Jason Tey Shou Heng | Feb 23, 2017 | Hits: 1232

    One feature of a great, sustainable liveable city is robust neighbourhoods, where the community is inclusive and everyone plays a role in making the place vibrant and safe. How can we encourage such a culture? One way would be through getting members of the community to pool their resources for maximum efficiency and benefit. We…..

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  • What the CFE Report Means for SMEs

    By: Faizal Bin Yahya | Feb 20, 2017 | Hits: 291

    The Committee on the Future Economy’s (CFE) report, released on Feb 9, provides big-picture recommendations for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are a key plank of the economy, accounting for around half of our economic output, and employing two-thirds of the workforce. How can they operationalise these recommendations on the ground through working with…..

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  • A Guide To A Confusing World

    By: Tommy Koh | Feb 18, 2017 | Hits: 726

    We live in a very confusing world. It is confusing because the United States, which has historically championed free trade and globalisation, has abandoned both in favour of protectionism. The 45th President of the US, Mr Donald Trump, declared in his inaugural address: “Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.” At the same time,…..

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  • Cats aren’t the Problem, Owners are

    By: Paveena Seah | Feb 17, 2017 | Hits: 453

    The Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) controversial ban on pet cats was in the spotlight again last month, when residents in Woodlands complained about a neighbour’s cat accused of urinating and defecating in the common corridor. The ban has been in place since 1989. The HDB’s website on types of pets allowed states that: “Cats…..

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  • Keeping Singapore Politics Focused on Substance

    By: Chirag Agarwal | Feb 06, 2017 | Hits: 616

    We recently bid farewell to a tumultuous 2016, where years of dysfunctional politics came to a head and led to the unlikely election of Donald Trump in the US and closer to home, Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. While Singapore has remained unaffected so far, politics around the world has changed and politicians everywhere need…..

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  • Creating the Commonwealth of Families

    By: Rais Raiyan | Feb 02, 2017 | Hits: 381

    In 2015, the Ministerial Committee on Ageing unveiled a S$3 billion national plan to help Singaporeans age successfully. The plan had three key thrusts to ensure that Singapore provided “opportunities for all ages”, and was a “kampong for all ages” and a “city for all ages”. Today, there are plans to co-locate childcare centres and…..

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