Tag: Minister Lawrence Wong

Lawrence Wong: Misconceptions on DORSCON Orange has led to public panic

Singapore – There is still a “lack of clarity” that led to a “misunderstanding” among the public when the DORSCON level was raised to Orange on February 7. On February 12, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong and Health Minister Gan Kim Yong held a media...

Saving Singapore’s last kampung: what’s next for Pulau Ubin and its dwindling, ageing population?

Singapore—In an age of rapidly modernizing society, what lies in store for Pulau Ubin, which is widely considered to be the country’s last kampung? The island off of the country’s eastern shores, where people can enjoy treks and trails in the wild, is fondly...

New vertical ‘kampung’ for seniors to be built at Yew Tee

Singapore—As part of broader rejuvenation efforts for Yew Tee and Choa Vhu Kang, a new ‘vertical kampung’ (village) will be constructed specifically for the elderly in mind. The kampung will include a dialysis center and a polyclinic, among other facilities, and is planned for...

Lawrence Wong announces S$72m fund to boost workforce, skills training in construction industry

The government has set up a S$72 million training fund to boost the workforce and provide skills training in the construction industry from June last year to May 2020. National Development Minister Lawrence Wong, who delivered a speech at the iBuildSG Scholarship and Sponsorship Ceremony...

Singapore parents who got kicked out of house they gave to their son have 3 options to fight back – Wong

Nee Soon GRC MP Lee Bee Wah recounted an incident on Facebook in July about some of her residents, an elderly couple who had generously given - sold without payment - their flat to their grown son but received terrible treatment in return. To their...