Developed countries the world over are grappling with the challenges of an aging population. Besides meeting the basic needs of its citizens, what else can be done so that people can age gracefully?
The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) welcomed seven editors and journalists from China on its recent Journalist Visit Programme to discover the heart and soul of Singapore while experiencing first-hand how we prepare ourselves for an ageing population.
From exploring Singapore’s first integrated retirement public housing facility to engaging with civil servants on Singapore’s healthcare initiatives, visiting kampung spaces in the city-state, and even learning about the experiences of our volunteers who have enabled SIF’s Sino-Singapore projects, the week-long programme helped our overseas guests gain a deeper appreciation of Singapore as a culturally vibrant and inclusive city.
“Through this trip, I learnt how Singapore has overcome the challenges of limited urban area and resources and has developed rapidly to become a garden city with wisdom and humanistic solicitude.” – Wang Jinsong, Spring Evening, Yunnan, China.
“I really felt Singapore’s diversity and multiculturalism, and the enthusiasm of Singaporeans. I am deeply amazed by Singapore’s track record in resource planning and conservation. I will definitely pay more attention to news on Singapore in the future.” – Bao Jie, Life Times, Shanghai, China.
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Occupational Therapy for Children with Special Needs in Jakarta
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Journey with our favourite local personalities as they team up with our Singapore International Volunteers to do good overseas!