Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Singapore ranks high on educational mobility

Read the article below how the government helps to ensure that the lower SES group is not disadvantaged in education.

How does this ensure equity?


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Gambling participation rate up in Singapore

What is the role of the government mentioned in the article?
Why are the measures necessary?

The proportion of people in Singapore who gambled last year has gone up from three years ago, primarily due to an increase in gambling among the Chinese population and in those buying 4D, Toto and engaging in social gambling.

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) was first formed in 2005, after the Government's hotly-debated move to legalise and build casinos in Marina Bay and Sentosa.

Some actions that NCPG has taken:
- Expanded the number of physical help centres in Singapore from 2 to 6 over the last two years
- New phone and Internet-based counselling service was introduced last July 2017
- Public education efforts

Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/gambling-participation-rate-up-in-singapore-survey-10076286

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Singapore population growth slows down

Lowest Birth Rate in 2017 since 2014.
How would this affect economic growth?
Why is there a concern for low birth rate?
What has been done to increase the birth rate?


Sunday, April 9, 2017

The growth of a nation - the Singapore story

Interesting animation showing glimpse of Singapore's history.

The Singapore Song 

Racial Riots 1964

Confrontation 10 March 1965

Formation of ASEAN

When was ASEAN formed?
Who are the member countries?
What is the purpose of ASEAN?
How does being in ASEAN help Singapore?

Syrian War and terrorism

What happened?
Where are the places affected?
Who are affected?
Why does it occur?
When did it start?
How can it be managed?

Singapore is not spared from the treat of terrorism. We need to be vigilant and be prepared.
Read this article on the Fight against Terror- Singapore's national security strategy

Watch the two videos on keeping Singapore safe from Terrorism below- one in a bus and the other in an MRT. 

Singapore's largest anti-terror drill in 2013

Another anti-terror drill in 2016

This is a video from Crime Investigation Asia, the true story of how Singapore narrowly escaped being on the hit list of Al-Qaeda terrorist-targeted cities.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Pro-family measures 2015

New measures to help to encourage a higher birth rate in Singapore. Do you think it will help?
Read more about it on http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-2-000-increase-in-baby/2074502.html. Watch the video on the link.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Housing and Healthcare

A home for every Singaporean
More affordable flats and shorter waiting times: There is now more help for Singaporeans to own their own homes.

 Peace of mind for healthcare

With more help for medical bills, wider healthcare coverage, and more healthcare facilities, all Singaporeans can now have greater peace of mind when it comes to their healthcare needs.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Challenges of an ageing population

Read the article on http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/productivity-growth/1950610.html and find out the challenges of an ageing population for Singapore. The impacts of an ageing population on the economy and defence as well as what we can do to deal with the challenges.
Population growth rate of Singapore from 2005 to 2014

Increasing number of Singaporeans aged 65 and older

Population pyramid of Singapore in 2014

Projected population of Singapore in 2050

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/productivity-growth/1950610.html

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Technology important in helping SME

Refer to the news on how technology can help SME stay competitive in facing the challenge of globalization.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Images and meanings in political cartoon

understand the meaning of images used in political cartoons.

Flash cards - start by looking at the images and their meaning Scatter Game

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Singapore's Total Fertility Rate up from 1.2 to 1.29

Why was the Marriage and Parenthood package introduced?
Do you think it was effective?
What will be the impacts of declining fertility rate?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Studying sources - things to note

Some of you have been asking about SBQ - something which you might want to look out for.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013


How can encouraging the growth of SME help to sustain Singapore's Economic Growth?