Study delves into defining moments for S’poreans

A team of researchers, led by Dr Leong Chan-Hoong, Head of the Social Lab in the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, attempts to unpack the various elements that constitute the Singaporean identity and the heritage of a nation. Using a sample of 1,516 Singapore citizens, the study examined the impact of 35 historical events and how they shaped social perceptions. The Social Lab is also looking into three other aspects of identity – built heritage, historical figures and National Day Rally speeches. The full results will be published by the first half of 2019.