The Singapore Kindness Movement :D

Here’s one short video that can rival those Thai commercials that tug at the heartstrings:

Background and History of the Singapore Kindness Movement

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In his 1996 New Year Message, then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong highlighted the need for Singapore to become a gracious society by the 21st century. Considerate social behaviour supported by a strong economy and good government will make Singapore the best home for its people. In line with Mr. Goh’s call to build a gracious society, the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) was formed in 1997 and aims to encourage Singaporeans to make a positive commitment to gracious living through simple acts of kindness in their daily activities.

A Gracious Singapore, one kind act at a time.

Culture, heritage, education and civic-mindedness make up a gracious society.

One whereby people appreciate spiritual development and the arts – the finer things in life.

One whereby people know their roots and are tolerant of that of the others.

One whereby people have a strong desire for learning and reading, beyond the pursuit of academic qualifications.

One whereby people lend themselves readily to acts of kindness, volunteer work and philanthropy etc for the betterment of society.

It’s the little pieces that form the big picture.

With every small act of kindness, we create a pleasant society with good social behaviour, and make life better for everyone.

So start, show and share kindness today.

Kindness, Bring it on!