25 Jan '11, 10pm

SM Goh wants to see the kampung spirit of old reproduced in today’s high-rise flats. How do you think this can be done?

SM Goh wants to see the kampung spirit of old reproduced in today’s high-rise flats. How do you think this can be done?

Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong wants to revive the kampung spirit of old in today's high-rise apartment blocks. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG SENIOR Minister Goh Chok Tong wants to revive the kampung spirit of old in today's high-rise apartment blocks, where the vast majority of Singaporeans now live. So does the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), which is spearheading the 'Vertical Kampung' - a new effort to encourage and enable informal volunteering. That is the kind of spontaneous helping which takes place when people respond to a neighbour's need, and which used to be a way of life in the kampungs or villages of old. It could range from giving a neighbour some salt, to tending a community vegetable garden together, to keeping an eye out for suspicious characters when walking the dog. In his keynote address at the 21st World Volunteer Conference at Resorts Wor...

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