The projected population figure of 6.9 million by 2030 is a worst case scenario, and it is hoped that the actual figure would be much lower, said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Friday.
One quality I've always considered integral in the Singaporean identity is an ironclad sense of entitlement.
THE cost of childcare is set to fall sharply for low- to middle-income families, thanks to larger government subsidies from April.
AS PHOTO frame makers, Madam Shen Boon Keow, 46, and her husband, 50, bring home a total of $2,000 every month.
The Government is giving more subsidies to make child and infant care services more affordable for lower and middle income families.
EXTRA money will always come in handy, and couples say this week's Marriage and Parenthood package will help them cope with the short-term costs of having a baby.
SOME 400 couples adopt children each year and the working mothers in this group will qualify for four weeks of adoption leave, to be made mandatory from May.
CIVIL servants will be among the first employees to benefit from new schemes to give parents paid time off.
SOME 3,000 married women employed on short-term contracts are expected to benefit each year from new government maternity payouts.
MARRIED couples with young children can take their pick of new Housing Board flats from a stock of at least 7,000 units reserved for them this year.
WHEN it comes to population policy in Singapore, the most fundamental goal is to grow the core of citizens.