Conversations on Forward Singapore

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What is the Forward SG exercise about?

Forward Singapore is an exercise for the society to come together and examine the nation’s values and aspirations, build consensus, and so to refresh the social compact. The exercise helps Singapore to examine what its citizens want to see in the future, what to prioritise and what everyone is willing to contribute to get there.

Six pillars form the basis of the exercise, with each helmed by the different fourth generation of Singapore leaders led by Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong. They are:

Empower (Economy and Jobs) – Tan See Leng, Ng Chee Meng, Koh Poh Koon

Equip (Education and Lifelong Learning) – Chan Chun Sing, Zaqy Mohamad, Tan Kiat How

Care (Health and Social Support) – Ong Ye Kung, Masagos Zulkifli, Indranee Rajah

Build (Home and Living Environment) – Desmond Lee, S Iswaran, Josephine Teo, Sim Ann

Steward (Environmental and Fiscal Sustainability) – Grace Fu, Tan Chuan-Jin, Chee Hong Tat

Unite (Singapore Identity) – Edwin Tong, Maliki Osman, Janil Puthucheary 

As part of Forward SG, the National Youth Council has organised engagements with agencies helming the pillars to allow youth participants to hear from political office holders, speakers, panellists and each other on topics within the Forward SG pillars, as well as policies.

Find out more about those engagements below, and leave your say too! Or visit to read more about the exercise.

Engagements held under Forward SG

Explore the tiles below to learn more about the conversation series on Forward Singapore and what youths have to say about topics within the Forward SG pillars.

More about Forward SG

7 interesting volunteering opportunities at Youth Corps Singapore’s Do Good Fest 2022

The second run of the Do Good Fest, which is part of the Forward Singapore exercise, includes activities with children, seniors, and those living with special needs.

Maintaining the social fabric and moving forward: What role can young Singaporeans play in it?

A National Youth Council dialogue on Singapore Social Fabric and National Identity brought up several interesting viewpoints from youths in attendance.

Annual leave, housing policies to be reviewed in effort to encourage young couples to raise families

The review intends to tackle the issue of Singaporeans marrying late and having fewer babies, said DPM Lawrence Wong at a Forward SG engagement.

Diversity and inclusivity resonate most among Singaporeans at Forward Singapore engagements

The Forward SG x REACH dialogue session themed “SG2050 – How do we get there?” saw participants sharing their hopes and ideas to shape a better future for Singapore.

5 ways Singapore is protecting her coasts today, according to PUB’s documentary

Along with the 45-min documentary, PUB is doing a series of dialogue sessions, named Our Coastal Conversation, as part of the Forward Singapore exercise.