I am proud of the young people who organised this, and wrote the essays. Perhaps that is the next big thing for Singapore – getting many more people involved in thinking about our country and what it can become, and then working together to make it happen!

Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong

Selected Essays

Stories of a smart nation

The more we love the data visualisation, big picture, 420km view of Singapore, the more we run the risk of loving each data point, each little light, less. I hope we guard against this and learn again how to fall in love with the narrative behind the numbers: The multiple, personal and particular stories that make up a Smart Nation.

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Cheryl Chung

Heads the strategic planning department at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and together with a team, is building the futures research and teaching capabilities at the School with the “Future Ready Singapore” project.

Designing Singapore’s Next Big Thing

Looking ahead, I believe the emphasis of work will shift from organising data and people to facilitating technology, relationships and experiences.

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Olivia Lee
A graduate of Central Saint Martins and London-trained designer. She is also a DesignSingapore Scholar, design educator and former EDB officer.

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