Reality check needed for S’poreans with unrealistic expectations (Page 12)

Friday, 12 August 2016


This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Tan Ern Ser from the Department of Sociology at NUS Faulty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Academic Adviser to the Social Lab from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS. Assoc Prof Tan reviewed Singapore’s progress, and noted that in the past decade, the city-state has reached a mid-life crisis of sorts, with the re-emergence of a more class-conscious society because of income equality and unequal relative social mobility. He pointed out that the journey ahead would be more hazardous, making it more challenging for the People’s Action Party government to deliver the “good life” that an aspiring middle-class society expects, and opined that ultimately, Singaporeans have to get a reality check on their unrealistic expectations and stay resilient for the long haul.

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