In this talk, Prof Tay Kheng Soon gives his perspective of the past, present and future of Singapore.

Prof Tay begins by examining the genesis of our nation, how under LKY's leadership, the PAP rose from the post-colonial ideological contests to become the ruling party of Singapore.

He then examines where Singapore is at the present - her strengths and weaknesses.

Lastly, Prof Tay exhorts us to have the daring to rethink everything and to forge a new vision for Singapore's future.

Singapore is in need of new leadership, new vision, new methods and new dialogue partners. Watch the videos below to find out Prof Tay's ideas on where Singapore can move towards in this post-LKY era, and how we can get there.


Adjunct Professor Tay Kheng Soon (NUS, Department of Architecture)

Prof Tay hails from the first batch of locally trained architects graduating from the Singapore Polytechnic School of Building and Architecture in 1963. He was the founding Chairman of the Substation, the experimental centre of Singapore’s arts community. He was Chairman of the Singapore Planning and Urban Research Group (SPUR) and President of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) from 1991 to 1993, receiving its Gold Medal in 2010. He was invited to be a member of the Asian Dialogue Society of Asian Intellectuals for his contribution to Rubanisation, which is his re-conceptualisation of human settlements in which city and countryside are considered as one space not two. He was nominated Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) founded by Einstein and Bertrand Russell. He was also the convenor of the Future of Singapore Group’s (FOSG) 2017 series of public forums.

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