Tag: Society

Woes of the middle class

Middle class endangered species
By Augustine Low Middle-class parents walk a constant tightrope. One the one hand, there is the need to cope with Singapore’s over competitive education system. On the other, there is the danger of our children taking extravagance and self-indulgence for granted. I hear that kids as...

Suicides up in Singapore

The number of attempted suicides increased from 1,009 in 2011 to 1,090 in 2012. This is an increase from 19.5 to 20.5 per 100,000 people. The number of deaths from suicide rose from 8.1 per 100,000 people in 2011 to 10.3 in 2012. Health Minister Gan Kim...