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Keyword : Society and Identity

  • ‘Cosmolanders’ and Singapore’s dual personality

    By: IPS Editor | Mar 08, 2019 | Hits: 402

    In all its earlier incarnations, Singapore had functioned as a city of sorts. It was an emporium, a cosmopolis, a colonial port city, a crown colony and then a city within a larger Malaysian Federation. But it was a most unnatural nation. It did not have any of the ingredients needed to build national identity…..

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  • In upholding harmony, communities’ responses, not just laws, matter

    By: admintest admintest | May 07, 2018 | Hits: 1178

    In the past year or so, statements by two foreign religious teachers in Singapore sparked discussions on their conduct and the impact on social harmony. The most recent one involved Mr Lou Engle, an American Protestant Christian pastor. During a conference in March, he reportedly told the audience that “Muslims are taking over the south…..

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  • Concerns about parents hot-housing pre-schoolers

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 25, 2017 | Hits: 1264

    In his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted the Government’s commitment to enhance pre-school education. It is indeed timely for Singapore to extend its focus to pre-school education, given research on the positive impact of early childhood experiences on life outcomes. Access to pre-school education also boosts social mobility, as many…..

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