Singapore Perspectives 2009 covers the following issues:
Foreword by IPS Director Ong Keng Yong
Section 1: The Big Picture
Opening Address by Tommy Koh, Chairman of IPS
Forging New Paths with Audacity and Vision by Peter Ong, Managing Partner
(Singapore, Hong Kong, and South-East Asia), The Gallup Organization
Section 2: Can Singaporeans Afford a High-Cost Singapore?
Can Singaporeans Afford a High-Cost Singapore? by Kevin Scully, Executive Chairman and Founder of NRA Capital
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Alternative Approach Needed for Economy by Inderjit Singh, Member of Parliament, Deputy Chairman of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) and board member of the Nanyang Technological University
Reaching Out to Low-Income Groups in Singapore by Laurence Lien, Chief Executive Officer, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
Section 3: Can Singaporeans Remain Rooted?
Can Singaporeans Remain Rooted? by Norman Vasu, Coordinator, Social Resilience Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University
Singapore Rootedness: Taking Stock and Moving Forward by Tan Ern Ser, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
The “Problem”of Rootedness: An Emperor’s Narrative? by Eleanor Wong, Director, Legal Skills Programme, National University of Singapore
Section 4: Can Singapore Preserve Its Hub Status?
Can Singapore Preserve Its Hub Status? by Tan Kim Song, Practice Associate Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Singapore Management University
Reinventing Singapore: Global City — From Host to Home by Tan Chin Nam, Chairman, Media Development Authority of Singapore
Can Singapore Advance as a Regional Hub? by Manu Bhaskaran, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies and Partner and Member of the Board, Centennial Group, Inc.
Section 5: Can Government Do Less, and Singaporeans More?
Can Government Do Less, And Singaporeans More? by Mavis Chionh, Director,The Trailblazer Foundation and The Kind Exchange
Where the Government Should Not Step Back by Debra Soon, Chief Editor, TV News and Current Affairs Division, Mediacorp
Trust and Let Go by Philip Jeyaretnam, Senior Counsel and Partner, Rodyk & Davidson LLP