Issues

A Good Living Environment

“We comfort ourselves by reliving memories of protection. Something closed must retain our memories, while leaving them their original value as images. Memories of the outside world will never have the same tonality as those of home and, by recalling these memories, we add to our store of dreams; we are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.” – Gaston Bachelard Nature at the doorstep Nee Soon will also be a town combining liveability with environmental sustainability.....

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Leadership, Integrity and Governance

What has made Singapore successful? If we look around us, it is clear that there are three ways for a country to make money. One, you dig something from the ground to sell. Two, you grow something from the ground to sell. Three, you become the middle man to sell the first two. Singapore belongs to the last group. We have to ask: what is it that we can do that others can’t do cheaper and better?....

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Continuing the Conversation

For several years, our activists, other Ministers, MPs and I have been talking to Singaporeans from all walks of life. We have engaged in conversations with thousands of them – students, nurses, academia, civil society activists, elderly, journalists, teachers, principals, religious leaders, grassroot leaders, animal welfare activists, civil servants, bloggers, train drivers, lawyers, professionals. And of course in Nee Soon, we have actively engaged our residents. These conversations have been invaluable. We now want to continue the conversations with the Nee Soon GRC online platforms- this website and our Facebook page.....

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A Fun and Endearing Home

Singapore is special to each and every one of us; whether it is our shared love for food or our common use of Singlish. Singapore has a culture and heritage that is all our own. But we want to improve on that and continue to build a fun and endearing home that combines the best of our past, the present and future. Through the recommendations of the Economic Strategies Committee in 2010, we aim to create Asia’s most liveable city.....

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