Apart from the work done under its four research programmes and the IPS Social Lab, IPS also takes on special projects that seek to promote a better understanding of Singapore public policy and society.
Project: Singapore Chronicles
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times Press jointly launched the Singapore Chronicles series in 2015. This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore. Covering a wide range of subjects, from the philosophical to the mundane, the fundamental to the practical, the Singapore Chronicles titles include Constitution, Presidency, Housing, Transport, Demography, CPF, Sports and Food.
Each volume in the series is designed as a primer on the subject, focusing on its essential aspects and giving a historical perspective. The authors are subject experts from the public sector, academia and journalism. Readers will gain an insight into what makes Singapore tick and why it has chosen certain “paths un-trodden”.
Forty volumes have been published and the rest will be published in 2019. Buy the books at Straits Times Press.