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Homelessness in Singapore

Compared with many other countries, Singapore prides itself on its high home ownership rate and prevalence of public housing. Yet, as one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, we nevertheless have a population of homeless people that sleep rough every night. In this infographic, CAPE sheds light on this group […]

Liberalism Disavowed – Chua Beng Huat

What does democracy mean in Singapore? Does our political leadership rely on “performance legitimacy” and/or “communitarianism”? To answer these questions, CAPE delves into “Liberalism Disavowed” by Professor Chua Beng Huat. Through our fifth issue of #BigIdeasExplained, we explore how Singapore’s political leadership has earned trust since independence and consider what democracy means in Singapore. (#BigIdeasExplained is a […]

Does Budget 2021 Adequately Address the Needs of Low-Income Groups?

  References Beyond Social Services. “Mind The Chasm, COVID-19 & Deepening Inequalities in Singapore” <https://beyondresearch.sg/mind-the-chasm-covid-19-deepening-inequalities-in-singapore/> Ministry of Finance, Singapore. “COVID-19 Resilience Package” <https://www.mof.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider3/budget2021/download/pdf/fy2021_COVID-19_resilience_package.pdf> Ministry of Finance, Singapore. “Household Support Package” <https://www.mof.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider3/budget2021/download/pdf/fy2021_household_support_package.pdf> Ministry of Finance, Singapore. “Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI)” <https://www.mof.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider3/budget2021/download/pdf/fy2021_jobs_growth_incentive.pdf> Ministry of Finance, Singapore. “Emerging Stronger Together, Budget 2021” <https://www.mof.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider3/budget2021/download/pdf/fy2021_budget_booklet_english.pdf>

What is the Singapore Budget?

In this infographic, CAPE delves into a quick Budget 101 crash-course, with the hope of helping you stay informed about this crucial event. References Parliament of Singapore. “From the Chair | The Budget Process” <https://www.parliament.gov.sg/newsroom/speaker%27s-blog/details/the-budget-process> Yuen Sin (The Straits Times, Feb 20, 2018), “Singapore Budget 2018: Stress on prudence as ministries’ budget growth cap is […]

Spotlighting Activism: Speakers’ Corner

In the first ever issue of CAPE’s Spotlighting Activism project, we take a closer look at Singapore’s very own Speakers’ Corner. As our uniquely designated “free speech” area, what are its roles, strengths, and limitations in airing citizens’ views and fostering democracy? By exploring its history and development, and the many ways it has been […]