National Day Rally

Retirement age, CPF rates for older workers to be raised: PM

FROM helping older workers stay employed to tackling climate change, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed major issues for Singapore's future in Sunday night's National Day Rally - while...

As firms adapt to new guidelines, employees must reskill earlier to work longer

IT'S a known fact that Singaporeans are living much longer these days, with the country's life expectancy at birth currently the longest in the world at 84.8 years - even greater than that of...

US-China tensions will affect S'pore, but slowdown not hitting jobs yet: PM Lee

GROWING tensions between the United States and China have an impact on both Singapore's foreign relations and economic growth, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his Chinese speech during...

Rally highlights

The Home Improvement Programme (HIP), which upgrades older public flats around the 30th year of their lease, will be extended to those built between 1987 and 1997.

National Day Rally: PM Lee explains 99-year leases of public and private housing

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed home owners' concerns of their flat leases running down to zero at Sunday's National Day Rally, saying that in fact "99 years is a very long time".

National Day Rally: PM Lee announces estate rejuvenation plans

The government will expand its Home Improvement Programme (HIP) to upgrade 230,000 additional flats built between 1987 and 1997. This will happen when the flats are about 30 years old, which will...

National Day Rally: New healthcare package for Singaporeans born in the 1950s

A NEW healthcare package will help Singaporeans born in the 1950s with their medical expenses, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced in Sunday night’s National Day Rally. The Merdeka Generation...

National Day Rally: Government addressing cost of living but cannot fix electricity prices

THOUGH the government is working to alleviate concerns over costs of living, some price increases are hard to avoid. In his Chinese speech in Sunday night's National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee...

Cashless holds benefits if hurdles cleared

IS Singapore, a modern metropolis and one of the world's top financial centres, really that backward when it comes to embracing cashless payments?

Singapore has 'natural advantage' to be a Smart Nation

WHILE Singapore may already have the right ingredients to become a Smart Nation, the country still lags behind other major cities in several areas when it comes to taking full advantage of...

PM Lee to deliver National Day Rally speech on Aug 21

THIS year's National Day Rally speech will be delivered by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday, Aug 21, at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).