Singapore is a place where people from different backgrounds and cultures come together. To ensure our continued success as a nation, it is important to remain open and stay cohesive.
In April 2009, the National Integration Council (NIC) was formed to coordinate and drive integration efforts to bring about greater interaction and mutual understanding between Singaporeans and foreigners through partnership of the people, private, and public sectors. In the past decade, individuals and organisations from the community, schools, workplaces, and media have stepped forward to do their part.
The theme for NIC 10th anniversary is “Together inSG”, which reflects the importance of coming together across communities to grow our common spaces. In line with the theme, we hope that integration efforts can continue to be grounded in the key principles of inclusiveness and involvement, where everyone, regardless of where they come from, can step up and make a positive impact in our daily lives and experiences.
Integration will take time. As the NIC celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, ten years is still the beginning of a continual process. We would like to thank our partners and everyone who has contributed to the integration efforts, and we hope to encourage more to join us in building a cohesive Singapore together.