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  1. Issue 1: Exploring Citizenship and Governance

    1. What does it mean for me to be a citizen of my country?
    3 Topics
  2. 2. How do we decide on what is good for society?
    6 Topics
  3. 3. How can we work for the good of society?
    10 Topics
  4. Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society
    4. What is diversity?
    4 Topics
  5. 5. Why is there greater diversity in Singapore now?
    3 Topics
  6. 6. What are the experiences and effects of living in a diverse society?
    3 Topics
  7. 7. How can we respond in a diverse society?
    5 Topics
  8. Issue 3: Being Part of a Globalised World
    8. What does it mean to live in a globalised world?
    4 Topics
  9. 9. How do we respond to tensions arising from some economic impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  10. 10. How do we respond to tensions arising from some cultural impacts of globalisation?
    3 Topics
  11. 11. How do we respond to tensions arising from some security impacts of globalisation?
    4 Topics
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A situation in which you accept something bad in order to have something good

  1. Due to the limited amount of resources available, there is a need to make choices about how to make the best use of these resources.
  2. This will ensure more people are able to gain the most benefits from these decisions.
  3. The Singapore government has to consider our limited resources when making decisions on developing Singapore.
  4. In 2014, the government had to make a decision to acquire land previously used for other purposes, such as residential and commercial, to build the Thomson-East Coast Line. When fully operational in 2024, the new MRT line is expected to serve 500 000 commuters daily in the initial years, rising to one million commuters in the longer term.
  5. By making this decision, the trade-off was that this piece of land could no longer be used for recreation or industry in the future.
  6. Very often, the government needs to balance the costs of trade-offs with that it chooses to spend its resources on.
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