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.
Experiencing Singapore’s Heart and Soul through its social innovations
Eight journalists, five countries, one cross-cultural experience of a lifetime.
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The second edition of SIF’s Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship kicked-off in Singapore from 20 to 23 November 2018, with 32 Fellows across 10 countries to explore how the arts can be harnessed to empower youth in our communities.
Forging an ASEAN Youth Changemaker Network - Inaugural ASEAN Youth Fellowship 2018
40 young leaders from all 10 ASEAN nations across the private, public and people sectors gathered in Singapore for the inaugural ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF) from 10 to 16 November 2018. The AYF was jointly organised by the Singapore International...
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From 10 to 16 November 2018, 40 young leaders from all 10 ASEAN nations across the private, public and people sectors gathered in Singapore for the inaugural ASEAN Youth Fellowship (AYF). The AYF was jointly organised by the Singapore International...
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