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OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better?

OpenIDEO - How might we inspire and enable communities to take more initiative in making their local environments better? | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Tan Sze Hua | Scoop.it

Singapore started out as a small fishing village but, rather quickly, turned into a sprawling metropolis. Like many other countries, it has reached a highly developed state. Public agencies such as Singapore's National Environment Agency would like to envision how to rejuvenate our local environments to inspire and enable communities to make our living environments better – and are eager to collaborate with the global community to explore solutions which resonate in Singapore and across the world.


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Jasmine Tan's insight:

I can see that from this articile, Singapore has been trying to improve ourselves very much to suit into the community we are in today. We have been improving froma small fishing village to the vibrant city we are today. I think that this is a good thing that Singapore is trying our best to fit in into the local community so that we do not lag behind, and not let the size of our country limit what we can do. I wonder what would have bcome of Singapore if we did not try to improve ourselves tremendously. 

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Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:17 PM

Using the 'see-think-wonder' I can see that Singapore is enthusiastic about collaboration with other countries. This is because a country cannot survive on it's own especially a country as small as Singapore. But even though Singapore is a small country it is recognised globally. I think that this is a great opportunity to foster good ties with other countries especially those in Asia as more problems are arising regionally and globally. By working together with other countries, global or regional crisis can be averted, like the recent Haze issue. Working together can prove to be effective and may stop major issues from happening ahead of time. I wonder what other ways can we foster good relationships with other countries and how we can solve the problems we face.

Wu Weiyang's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:30 AM

I see that Singapore has reached the status of a developed country and we are still trying to further improve ourselves. I think that collaborating with the global community will allow Singapore to be heard and enable ourselves to reach greater heights with the help of other countries' opinions. I wonder if there are other ways to make our living environments better other than collaborating with the global community.

Teoh Jun Fang's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 AM

(See-Think-Wonder) From this article, I can see that Singapore has developed very well and quickly over the years. Singapore started out small but now, it is a bustling city with good economy. Now that the population is growing, we need to have a good environment, connection with neighbouring countries,etc for the future generations. I think that working with the other countries is the best solution since Singapore is such a small country that does not have much natural resources. I wonder what will happen if other countries refuse to work with Singapore?

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Seeing Possibilities

Seeing Possibilities | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Tan Sze Hua | Scoop.it
You are today where your thoughts have brought you & you will be tomorrow where your thoughts will lead you. Engage in the future when seeing possibilities.

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I see that with the correct attitude faced towards problems, it solves all the problems faced. Attitude is what determines your character, it gives the correct motivation and personal drive. I think that attitude also drives away bad thoughts and like prevent one from being lazy to do things. If your attitude is good, you will be more positive towards whatever you are doing. I wonder what it would be like, if no one is negative for a day.

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Teo J-lyn's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:23 AM

I can see that when people are awlays being exposed to negative thoughts and information, they tend to make bad choices due to their negative thoughts, affecting the way he or she lead their life. This cause people to feel demoralised , which will also affect the way they think.Thus, it is important to think positive, and see the brighter side of life. This will allow people to strive towards their goal, and have their desired outcome. I think attitude plays a important role in the way we think. i wonder why do people not think the positive side of life.

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:59 AM

After reading this article, I realized that positive attitude is needed to determine the life we're living in and also the possibilities that we can achieve. Many people may be affected in their life due to the negative thoughts and attitude that they have, if they had positive attitude in all the things they do, they would live a better life and discover things that they might have never discovered before. These positive attitude and thoughts leads to finding even more possibilities and lead us to the right path onto our future.

Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:09 AM

From this article, i realise that with the right attitude, we can come up with all different kind of outcome in some situations. If your attitude is positive for everything, everything might just turn out the way that you want it. However if you have a negative attitude, things will not go the way you want it to and it might get even worse. Thus, i wonder why some people dont think with a positive attitude.

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Focusing On Possibilities In Times Of Difficulty

Focusing On Possibilities In Times Of Difficulty | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Tan Sze Hua | Scoop.it
by: H. James Williams Life is full of uncertainties. Day-to-day, like the weather, fate or circumstances present situations and challenges beyond anyone’s immediate control. Nonetheless, it remains...

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Jasmine Tan's insight:

I can see that in this article, I can see that there are ways to solve things in times of difficulty, as long as one stays on track and focused. If one does not stay focused, it means that they will not be able to solve their difficulty and perhaps more trouble might stir. I think what the article says is true, the part where “Change, fortuitous or misfortune, is always accompanied by opportunities for new possibilities.” There is always a way out whenever we meet with a problem, it just depends on whether it is a good or bad way to solve it. But no matter what ways we use to solve difficulties, we always have new endings. I wonder if people actually realise that they shouldn’t just stop trying even though bad things happen at the end. It is still a difficulty that they are facing, so they should be responsible for their actions by facing up to the problem no matter what th consequence is. Although this “new possibility” is a bad one, but all the more they should try to solve the problem/difficulty.

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Sean Tay's curator insight, July 2, 2013 3:46 AM

From this article, i can see that staying focused during times of difficulty is a difficult and ardious task, however, if one manages to do so, he will be rewarded. Ones decision could lead to either good or bad. By doing do, they would at least be sure of themselves. I think that if we have tne correct mindset and the will to do so, i am certain that by thinking that you can do it, you will be able to. Sometimes, i wonder to myself, why do some people think negatively when not all hopes were lost.

Seamus Ong's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:51 AM

This is my insight using the see-think-wonder routine. In the article, we read how life is full of uncertainties and how to handle difficulties the right way and clarify ambitions. From this we can see that the factors leading to realisation of reaching the possibilities are clarity and determination. these qualities, together with good insight would allow one to think ahead and thus realise that the possiblities are not too far away from reach. This article makes me think that it is possible for people or scientists, to discover or invent new things as long as they realise that the possiblities are not too far from their reach, The article also makes me wonder how the realisation of reaching the possibillities could help normal students such as my self.

Evelynkoh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 11:45 AM

There's always many different point of views to everything which is happening around us. Whether how good or bad it is depends on how we see it. Difficulties are like in the package to everything which happens around us and it solely depends on us on whether we settle it correctly or wrongly. We can also tell that everything that seem easy may also be difficult at times. For example , its difficult to concentrate on things when we have to therefore its by how you respond to it matters. You may just chose the easier way out that is to give in to the temptation and to give up or to resist the countless temptations which is being thrown at you to continue what you want to do and must do though its harder and tougher but the thing is , the more you suffer today , the more result you'll receive in the end.

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Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore

Case Study: Sri Lanka - Conflict and Harmony in Multi-Ethnic Societies - Resource Guides at National Library, Singapore | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Tan Sze Hua | Scoop.it
This LibGuide explores the following themes: 1. causes and effects of conflict in a multi-ethnic society (case studies of Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka and 2. challenges in resolving ethnic conflicts.

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From this article, I can see that the harmony is very important in countries to prevent conflicts between races, especially in Sinagpore, where we are a multi-racial society. We should not have prejudice against other races, neither do we judge one another to prevent conflicts. Even if there is some differences, we always try to work it out because of our cultural difference. I think that racicla harmony is an important aspect in keeping peace and maintaining a good country. Within the country, conflicts should not break out just because people are different, because they are after all, citizens form the same country.  I wonder what it would be like, if the world is at peace and no fights break out.

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Hui Yu Leong's comment, July 2, 2013 6:24 AM
In this article, I can see the disastrous outcomes of not being a multi racial country like singapore. If the sri lankan government had not favoured one race over anothe, none of this would have happened. Young teenager would not have to join dangerous groups to fight for their freedom and everything would have been fine. This article has taught me the importance of being a fair and just country where everyone is given an equal opportunities, this article has also taught me the importance of peace and harmony as an internal conflict can cause the whole nation to be affected in a negative way.
Pua Peng Guan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:19 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder thinking routine. From this article, I can see that the conflict between the Sinhalese and the Tamils in Sri Lanka has not been resolved even after 100 years which is suprising. Over this long period, many innocent lives have been lost, which is heartbreaking. I think that this conflict between the two races can be resolved as long as they are willing to understand each other more and accept one another. I wonder what was the start of all these arguements and why it cannot be solved even after so many years, and how serious is the problem that is worth the sacrifice of so many innocent people.

Darren Cheng's curator insight, July 10, 2016 10:28 AM

After reading this article, I had learnt that the ethnic conflict between the Tamils and Sinhalese in Sri Lanka dates back to over 100 years ago. Because of this rivalry, many innocent lives were killed. It all started of because of unfair treatment to the Tamils. This conflict had caused the economy in Sri Lanka to slow down and affect the lives of the people, hence they have to go through all those difficult situations. I strongly believe that people should have the mindset of equality and fairness. There should be no discrimination or prejudice to towards one another. This to ensure the sustainability of peace and harmony and people will learn to accept one another differences and learn from them. This could also help by understanding and accepting more rather than hating as life is too short to hate. At times, i wonder who started all these hating, discrimination and prejudice.

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Google Street View Hyperlapse - find out the possibilities

Google Street View Hyperlapse - find out the possibilities | Possibilities, Conflict and Prejudice_Tan Sze Hua | Scoop.it
Hyperlapse

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Jasmine Tan's insight:

From this article, I can see that technology is becoming more advanced and that it is helping humans a lot, even google maps is becoming more helpful to humans now. I think that technology improving used to be a ‘possibility” in the past but now it has became something in reality. This means that the possibility to achieve such good technology in the past has became reality. I wonder if technology will take over humans some day and that humans would become more reliant on technology, nothing is natural anymore.

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Jerone Taduran's curator insight, June 27, 2013 5:05 AM

From what i've read in this article, Google is using google earth to give the people of the earth more possibilitties. Google has done a great job by doing a street view hyperlapse of some places of the world. It helps disabled people to see places in the world that they cannot go to.