National Day Rally: Down-to-earth speech with a back-to-basics focus on housing, healthcare

After last year's dizzying focus on Smart Nation and e-payments, it was a relief this year to return to basics: housing and healthcare.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong devoted a significant portion of the English speech in his annual National Day Rally to these two issues, which have been top of mind for Singaporeans in recent months.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2018, with the headline 'Down-to-earth speech with a back-to-basics focus on housing, healthcare'. Print Edition | Subscribe