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Marriage & Parenthood: Govt signals it sees the 'pain points' but societal shift in attitudes needed

Of all the new measures announced yesterday, one seemed slightly out of place.

Singaporean babies born in or after January 2020 will get their first passports for free, as long as their parents apply for them before their first birthday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2019, with the headline 'Govt signals it sees the 'pain points' but societal shift in attitudes needed'. Print Edition | Subscribe