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Singapore ranked world No.3 for making most of workers

Singapore ranked world No.3 for making most of workers | Singapore | Scoop.it
A new index that measures a country's ability to make the most of its workers has ranked Singapore as the third most successful in the world and the best in Asia.
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3 shifts in S’pore’s political future

3 shifts in S’pore’s political future | Singapore | Scoop.it
This year’s National Day Rally (NDR) has been celebrated by the official media as a watershed and a mark of how much the Government has changed and, importantly, changed because it has listened to the people.
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Chan Chun Sing urges new citizens to take proactive role in building better society

Chan Chun Sing urges new citizens to take proactive role in building better society | Singapore | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — Acting Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing yesterday (Aug 31) urged new citizens to come forward and serve the community to build a better society.
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How government and citizens can come together to build a nation. 

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Economic opportunities in an ageing population

Economic opportunities in an ageing population | Singapore | Scoop.it
From the perspective of economic policy, the ageing population in Singapore poses significant challenges.

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benefits of ageing population

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BN: Letters to the Prime Minister

This is the actual link: http://www.breakfastnetwork.sg/?p=7195

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"You described them as “acts of faith in Singapore and ourselves.” “Faith that Singapore will still be here and worth investing in. Faith that we have the drive and can hold off the competition,” you said.

 

You are asking us to take a leap of faith with you. Speaking for myself, and myself only, I will do so. Thank you for offering us hope and more clarity on the way forward."

 

Moving words by Bertha Henson, 48, editor of Breakfast Network

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Singapore's hawkers celebrated in new book

Singapore's hawkers celebrated in new book | Singapore | Scoop.it

Kneading and shaping dough is second nature to Madam Chua Chay Cheng. The 92-year-old hawker, after all, sold traditional Teochew snacks for more than 40 years.

 

After her husband, a cook, died in 1971, she became a hawker to support her eight children, who were between seven and 15 then.

Her story of resilience is celebrated by Mr Sinma DaShow, 39, in the last

 

chapter of his book, Not For Sale: Singapore's Remaining Heritage Street Food Vendors, which focuses on 10 women hawkers. The book's launch is part of this year's Singapore HeritageFest.

 

Partially funded by the National Heritage Board, the book, which includes black-and-white photographs, took 21/2 years to produce. Co-authored by Singapore-based photographer Jim Orca, 39, it is being sold for $88 on website


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This article shows how media is used to weave a national narrative. 

 

Medium: Books.

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Kinda expensive though..

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This article shows how media is used to weave a national narrative. 

 

Medium: Books.

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Singapore should not be Finland

Singapore should not be Finland | Singapore | Scoop.it
As the national conversation continues over the future shape of Singapore’s education system, the example of Finland has cropped up now and again.
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A commentary on SIngapore's Education System and its policies. There's been much talk about learning from Finland. Now, someone has stepped forth to remind that we cannot be Finland because they have what works for them but we need to find what works for us. 

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Singapore has been named the most business-friendly economy for the seventh cons...

Singapore has been named the most business-friendly economy for the seventh consecutive year.

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Colleagues of another race OK, but not spouses: Survey

Colleagues of another race OK, but not spouses: Survey | Singapore | Scoop.it
More than nine in 10 Singaporeans accept colleagues and neighbours of a different race but fewer are willing to marry or welcome an in-law of another race.
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Good job vs good life: Why not both?

A RECENT survey showed that 59 per cent of Singaporeans preferred a comfortable pace of life to career advancement, and this percentage rose to 62 per cent among those married with children ("Majority want slower pace of life"; Monday).
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National Day Rally 2013

PM Lee Hsien Loong speaking at the National Day Rally on 18 August 2013 at ITE Headquarters & College Central. The text of the speech is available at: http:/...

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Singaporeans want ‘compassionate meritocracy’

Singaporeans want ‘compassionate meritocracy’ | Singapore | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE — Despite divergent views expressed in the Our Singapore Conversation survey done by the Institute of Policy Studies, there was broad consensus that Singaporeans want a more compassionate society that is less stressful, with more family...

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increasing amount of singaporeans want work life balance.

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RALLY 2013 | Air-conditioned Nation / Cherian George

RALLY 2013 | Air-conditioned Nation / Cherian George | Singapore | Scoop.it
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Even the more critical ones loved #nrdsg 2013

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Save the hawkers, save our heritage

Save the hawkers, save our heritage | Singapore | Scoop.it
The hawker trade is at risk of dying out and must be saved, so say the Government and bloggers. Hawkers are part of our precious national heritage, they say, and we have to take action to preserve it.
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This is a commentary that is written from a perspective of the Government and local food bloggers. 

 

To many Singaporeans, the hawkers represent not only a heritage but also a tradition. 

 

Cross-reference this article with the latest marketing stunt by Singtel on the "Gordon Ramsay vs Hawker" challenge. What is the role of media here? With that publicity stunt, what is the perspective that the media takes on our hawkers? To them, is it dying out too? 

 

Cross-reference this discussion with the Hawker-preneurs coverage on Straits Times. 

 

To you, what do the hawkers represent? 

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Singapore 1930

An unedited travelogue film by Arthur and Kate Tode, a visit to Singapore during the British colonial period. Beginning with harbor shots, moves in to Singap...
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For all who have never seen SG in 1930.

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Is the Singapore soil fertile for creativity?

Is the Singapore soil fertile for creativity? | Singapore | Scoop.it
Singapore’s drive for productivity has focused attention on a key component to boosting organisational performance — innovation.
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This article offers an approach to Singapore's future - innovation and creativity. The impacts on our economy, education and policies.

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