Thinking Aloud

Forging community ties, one friendly gesture at a time

In nurturing social bonds, everyday things which seem hardest to do have biggest impact

Singapore is well known all around the world for its Third to First World economic transformation, its efficient, effective Government, as well as for being a very fine, clean and green city.

The annual Shangri-La Dialogue, when defence chiefs from many countries gather on the island to thrash out the geopolitical issues of the day, is also well established.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 30, 2019, with the headline 'Forging community ties, one friendly gesture at a time'. Subscribe