15 December 2014

PI: Dr Sharon Siddique (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Prof Chan Heng Chee (LKYCIC, SUTD)
Team: Mr Dominic Nishantha Cooray, Ms Irna Nurlina (LKYCIC, SUTD)

This study explores the impact of accelerated globalism and economic transformation on Singapore’s resident population. The CMIO diversity model which encapsulated Singapore’s first 50 years of nationhood may become less dominant in framing Singapore’s complex status as a city-nation in the next 25 years. We will explore what other societal cleavages may become more relevant, and what social forces may trigger changes in these identity markers. Finally, we will address the question of what “being Singaporean” may mean in future.