In a report released by the National Population and Talent Division in 2015, there are now 4.9 working adults supporting an elderly person as compared to a decade ago when the figure was 7.2 working adults to one elderly person aged 65 years and above. To care for the ageing population, the Singapore government has released
December 14, 2018
“Master Tan’s paintings are amazing. They can be interpreted through the lens of Taoism or Buddhism. They are akin to what Laozi once said: “Pliant, and yet unyielding, exceedingly great, and exceedingly strong.” Both the false and the real, the large and the small, existence and nonexistence, Heaven and Earth all manifest in his artworks.
(WATCH: Epoch Times spoke to Nelson Kwei, premier choral director) In 2004, the Singapore flag flew high and the national anthem rang out at the Choir Olympics award ceremony in Bremen, Germany. “It was a very surreal moment. Till today, I still can’t believe it’s true,” says Mr Nelson Kwei, a name synonymous with choral music in Singapore. The
Finding a green alternative to fossil fuels can never get this tough for Singapore – we can’t use wind turbines due to our low wind speeds; hydropower plants are not feasible as we don’t have fast-flowing rivers; our calm seas say no to tidal power generation; and our city is so highly populated that the
Goh Huck Heng (Goh): Landscape painting (shan shui) is regarded as the highest form of Chinese painting. Artists use a variety of brush strokes called Cun (methods for creating wrinkles) to create the textures of mountains and rocks, like Pi Ma Cun* for creating soft and parallel lines and Juan Yun Cun** that creates curved lines mimicking cirrus. There have been
What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? According to Financial Times, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. Stakeholders include suppliers, customers, communities, employees, investors and society. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development defines CSR as the continuing commitment by
“It’s not just about being able to write a cheque. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.” – Oprah Winfrey, Host, Actress, Producer and Philanthropist Philanthropy is a Greek term that means “love of mankind”. According to Investopedia, the earliest act of philanthropy happened as far back as 347 B.C., when Greek philosopher Plato authorised his
The ageing population in Singapore has created daunting challenges for its healthcare sector, and the impact is increasingly being felt today. According to a DBS healthcare report published on July 4, healthcare expenditure for the ageing republic is set to triple to S$44 billion by 2030, and hospital admission is targeted to hit 791,000 yearly,
In a recent Epoch Times interview, Terence Quek, CEO of Emergenetics International-Asia Pacific—a global, human capital company—shared some of his childhood stories and what it felt like growing up in Jalan Bahagia City. Mr. Quek, who is also the outreach director for Project Happy Feet, a non-profit, humanitarian organisation, spoke about the carefree days he spent
“CSR is quite different from charity. You are not just giving away, but you are actually helping to create an environment upon which you thrive in. It is to the benefit of corporations to do CSR, to help the surroundings around them, which is actually their marketplace.” – Gerard Ee, Chairman of the Charity Council and
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