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GST hikes, inflation, and high HDB resale prices. Wherever you go in Singapore, you can’t miss the hottest topic nowadays: the rising cost of living. If you tak boleh tahan, that’s understandable. But what can Singaporeans do about it? Today, we’re joined by three organisers, Kokila from Workers Make Possible and the Transformative Justice Collective, Kumarr from Workers Make Possible, and Adi from Workers Make Possible and NTU Financial Aid Friends, to talk about how Singaporeans can make their voices heard on these issues.
The trio are part of Manifestival, a joint effort by various civil society organisations and independent media platforms to encourage democratic, public discussion on important issues that matter to all of us in Singapore. We ask them about how Manifestival came about, the three townhall series that Manifestival has organised in the past months, and their takeaways from having ordinary Singaporeans share their honest thoughts in such public spaces.
Here’s the link to the Labour Day event.
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This episode is part of the “Civic Engagement and Action” series of the podcast’s sixth season (https://socialservice.sg/podcast/). The feature photo is by Nicholas Chester-Adams on Unsplash.