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  • Shaping the future of Singapore’s heartlands

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 26, 2018 | Hits: 2301

    Someone once told me that in Singapore, HDB flats are ‘like the air we breathe’. They are so much a part of our life because more than 80 per cent of our residential population live in them. Even if you do not live in an HDB flat, you would have used some of the amenities…..

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  • The Time Economy

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 20, 2017 | Hits: 1773

    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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  • Creating the Commonwealth of Families

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 02, 2017 | Hits: 1544

    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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  • Strengthening Safety Nets for the Elderly should be a Societal Concern

    By: admintest admintest | Jun 24, 2016 | Hits: 2566

    Most of us would have seen elderly folk — of the same vintage as our parents or grandparents — cleaning tables at hawker centres, sweeping the sidewalk and selling packets of tissue paper outside MRT stations. These scenes may make us uncomfortable. Some of us, as I do, may feel ashamed and question society’s moral…..

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