Let’s Think About It is a talk show featuring candid discussions on topical issues such as social cohesion, our future economy, skills upgrading, marriage and parenthood, retirement adequacy and preschool. Each episode features a panel helmed by a Minister with panellists from industry, civil society and entertainment circles. The show debuted in May 2015, and is available for viewing on YouTube after telecasts on Mediacorp channels. Links to Seasons 1 to 6 below.
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Let’s Think About It Season 6 – Preschool Education
How is the education system in Singapore preparing our children for the future? What role do parents and teachers play to foster the right values and skills that will help children succeed? This season features Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng. The panelists include TV Personality Andie Chen, Sassy Mama Singapore Co-Founder Lynn Yeow, Chef & Influencer Chef Bob, Mercury Marketing & Comms founder Tjin Lee, Course Chair for Diploma in Tamil Studies with Early Education (Ngee Ann Polytechnic) Maygalai Pannirselvam and Assistant Year Head Farah Bte Syed Haider Alsagoff. The discussion is moderated by Wong Li-Lin.
Let’s Think About It Season 5 – Our Future Economy
What are the challenges and opportunities presented by our future economy? How can we contribute to the transformation towards a future-ready economy? This season features Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills) Ong Ye Kung, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. Panellists include President of K8 Global Jean-Luc Butel, Founder & Chairman of OSIM International Ron Sim, CEO SIM Global Education Dr Lee Kwok Cheong, Director & Head of Consultancy and Research at Knight Frank Alice Tan and Co-Founder and CEO of Razer Inc. Min-Liang Tan. The discussion is moderated by Sharon Tong.
Let’s Think About It Season 4 – Multiculturalism
Why is it important for us to protect and uphold our multiculturalism? What does it mean when we say “regardless of race, language, or religion”? How can we build resilience as a multicultural society? This season features Minister for Communications and Information Assoc. Professor Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and then-Speaker of Parliament Madam Halimah Yacob. Panellists include Filmmaker Royston Tan, Artiste Taufik Batisah, Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute at Singapore Management University Professor David Chan and CEO of Storyteller Productions Divian Nair. The discussion is moderated by Melissa Hyak.
Let’s Think About It Season 3 – SkillsFuture
What does lifelong learning entail? How can we keep up with the rapid changes in the world around us, and stay prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? This season features Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, then-Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education & Skills) Ong Ye Kung and Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say. Panellists include Marketing Director of Regional Marketing, Zalora Group Candice Ong, Principal & CEO of Singapore Polytechnic Tan Choon Shian, Global Executive Advisor, Private Equity at Blackstone Harish Manwani and President of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Kurt Wee. The discussion is moderated by Melissa Hyak.
Let’s Think About It Season 2 – Living in Singapore
How will our population change, given the current birth rate? How are the children of today faring in our education system, with its stressful overemphasis on grades? As we age, what will our retirement journey look like? This season features then-Minister in Prime Minister’s Office Grace Fu, Minister in Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing, and then-Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat. Panellists include TV Artistes Eelyn Kok and Gumit Singh, IPS Senior Research Fellow Mathew Mathews, Montessori International CEO T. Chandroo and Artiste Narelle Kheng.
Let’s Think About It Season 1 – Social Cohesion
How can Singapore as a global city move towards building greater social cohesion? What are our concerns and challenges? How can we move towards creating an inclusive society? This season features then-Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong, then-Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin and then-Minister for Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam. Panellists include TV Host & Business Owner Mark Lee, TV personality Sharon Ismail, Unionist Nachiappan R K Sinniah, and SIF Charmain & Ambassador Ong Keng Yong. The discussion is moderated by Lim Kay Tong.