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  • Shaping the future of Singapore’s heartlands

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 26, 2018 | Hits: 1324

    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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  • How we can better chart Singapore’s urban future

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 12, 2018 | Hits: 2687

    The city state of Singapore, at just 720 square kilometres, is about half the size of metropolitan London. Yet it has to house many facilities to support its economic and social growth, including major uses such as airports and ports, energy, waste and water management and military infrastructure, all of which are needed to support…..

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  • To mitigate online falsehoods, tweak how information is distributed

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 11, 2018 | Hits: 1239

    The last few weeks of hearings by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods have shown us the complexity of dealing with “fake news”. Hearing the myriad viewpoints from traditional print media companies, social media platforms and social science researchers has shown us that the modern information ecosystem has transformed an otherwise unremarkable proposition –…..

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  • To tackle deliberate online falsehoods, look also to non-legislative efforts

    By: admintest admintest | Mar 26, 2018 | Hits: 1700

    In the first two weeks of public hearings by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods, the role of legislation in countering deliberate online falsehoods was debated by academics and experts. Several experts agree that legislation can play a role in the fight against deliberate online falsehoods, but there are gaps in existing legislation due…..

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  • Silver lining in the battle against fake news

    By: admintest admintest | Nov 02, 2017 | Hits: 1381

    Younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information. That is one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Communications and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore…..

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  • Cybersecurity & SMEs in Singapore: Immediate Actions Required

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 14, 2017 | Hits: 1785

    Importance of Cybersecurity for SMEs Cybersecurity is now an integral part of business models – or should be. As Singapore’s economy becomes increasingly digitalised, it is important for businesses here to develop their cybersecurity defences. This is especially important for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which currently account for 99 per cent of the nation’s…..

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  • Is Singapore a Small Country?

    By: admintest admintest | Aug 07, 2017 | Hits: 3458

    As Singapore’s 52nd national day draws near, my thoughts have turned increasingly towards our beloved country, Singapore. I have also been reflecting on the recent debate between two good friends, Kishore Mahbubani and Bilahari Kausikan, on the diplomacy of small states. The question which I would like to answer in this essay is whether Singapore…..

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  • Singapore’s Success Depends on Not Being Afraid to Change

    By: admintest admintest | May 18, 2017 | Hits: 2828

    It is possible for small city-states such as Singapore to shape and create not just markets, but also their operating environments, said former head of civil service Peter Ho. He draws hope from the fact that Singapore’s small size gives it the agility to course-correct and to make whole-of-nation changes. Furthermore, responding to uncertainty and…..

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  • The Essentials for a Sharing Economy

    By: admintest admintest | Jan 05, 2017 | Hits: 1647

    When the Committee on the Future Economy rolls out its much-anticipated report later this month, the strategies and recommendations laid out will almost certainly be shaped by two global trends: the sharing economy, and trust as a measure of value. In the sharing economy, peer-to-peer lending platforms enable individuals to lend and borrow various goods…..

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  • Predictability Needed as Anchor With Outlook Dicey

    By: admintest admintest | Oct 24, 2016 | Hits: 1715

    With the economy decelerating markedly in the third quarter to grow by just 0.6 per cent over the year, Singapore is experiencing its slowest growth since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. All the main engines of growth seem to have stalled: it was not just manufacturing that contracted, but the much-vaunted…..

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