Singapore Perspectives 2012 "Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides"


Singapore Perspectives is the flagship event of the Institute of Policy Studies. It is an annual conference that takes stock of recent developments in Singapore, offering insights into the key trends in the country over the short and medium terms.

The theme for Singapore Perspectives 2012 is Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides. The conference will challenge both speakers and participants to look more deeply at several challenges facing Singapore. Some of the most pressing concerns, raised by both the government and the public alike, include the widening income gap, the affordability of housing and healthcare, slowing social mobility, and the problems of an ageing society. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will conclude the conference by participating in a dialogue with the speakers and participants.

Please click here to view the programme.

Singapore Perspectives 2012 Background Paper
Singapore Perspectives 2012: Opening Remarks
Report on Singapore Perspectives 2012

PANEL I: Economics: Business as usual, no longer?
PANEL II: Social Development: Working together, towards a new social compact?
PANEL III: Politics: A New Paradigm?
PANEL IV: Governing for An Inclusive Society

Media Coverage
The Straits Times. 2012. Investing in an inclusive society. 21 January
The Straits Times. 2012. 'Foreign talent policy had effect on income gap'. 17 January
The Straits Times. 2012. Govt ‘needs to build trust with public to communicate well’. 17 January
The Straits Times. 2012. Q & A: On foreign workers, elitism and unhappiness. 17 January
The Straits Times. 2012. ‘Raise wages in domestic service industries’. 17 January
The Straits Times. 2012. IPS Seminar: Social mobility, lifting median wages key, says Tharman. 17 January
The Business Times. 2012. Tharman urges cautious approach to foreign labour issue. 17 January
The Business Times. 2012. S’pore must ensure upward mobility for every citizen: Tharman. 17 January
联合早报. 2012. 尚达曼:持续累进式政策 让人人分享成果. 1月17日
联合早报. 2012. 何光平:我国需提高服务业薪酬. 1月17日
Berita Harian. 2012. Tharman: Prestasi pelajar Melayu/Islam S’pura lebih cemerlang. 17 January
TODAY (and Channel NewsAsia). 2012. Progessive system ensures the poor get more support: Tharman. 16 January
Ballroom, Suntec City Convention Centre
Mon 16 January 2012
09:00 AM - 05:40 PM