Identify 'pain points' of living in unequal society

We now have a very diverse population because of immigration and because many Singaporeans have had the privilege of going overseas. How do we then curate a future discourse as we are setting the stage for writing the Singapore story? How do we include their narratives? Our traditional Chinese-Malay-Indian model is not going to be enough. We've heard complaints that the Chinese say: "We are not just Chinese - we are Cantonese, we are Hokkien, we come from different parts of China."

How can we keep our cultural roots but, at the same time, contribute to a common pool of an identifiable homogeneous Singaporean identity?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2018, with the headline 'Identify 'pain points' of living in unequal society'. Print Edition | Subscribe