Globalisation a worldwide phenomenon. It is referred to as socio-economic, technological and cultural exchanges between countries all around the world and forging global ties.
Globalisation originated from the ancient civilisations such as the Indus Valley Civilisation began trading with the Sumerian Civilisation. Over time through global interaction via trade, trade routes were established. The Silk and Spice Route are just to name a few. As trade flourished gradually in many parts of the world, there was an increase in intermingling of languages and culture. All of which have slowly evolved into our modern land, sea and air networks, connecting the world.
National identity is a depiction of the nation’s history, culture, people, making its citizen to feel proud of its country. In Singapore, globalisation has somehow threatened our national identity as felt by ...view middle of the document...
In addition, employers favour foreign talents due to cheaper labour costs. As such, a section of Singaporeans attributed this competition to one of the factors leading to the recent rise of unemployment rate. Our well-educated Singaporeans have gone overseas. This has thus created a brain drain over time.
To defend our lost of national identity as a result of adverse encroachment, we can identify some approaches to resolve above mentioned apprehension among Singaporeans.
One of these approaches would be to inculcate the deep-rooted values as found in our ancestors. Through inculcation of these values, we will understand appreciate the weals and woes of our forefathers and thereby, establish shared patriotic sentiments towards Singapore.
Another approach can be achieved through the aid of the government. Local government can lend economic support to local entrepreneurs. Each time we see a Singapore brand overseas, we share the pride of it. Local businesses can leverage on the global connections by the government and embark into international markets. Successful companies like Breadtalk and Capitaland will spur the younger generation to strive for excellence and bring glory to Singapore.
To strengthen our comradeship, we can preserve our shared memories. Education is an essence to vehicle the strong sentiments amongst younger generation. Currently, most schools have been actively organising heritage trails. However, this can be done more. The older generation can input their memories of the old Singapore into a public website for the younger generations to see it all. It is through our shared memories that we will put aside our differences and bond together as Singaporeans. For those who are intending to leave Singapore for a greener pasture, they may think again as Singapore is really the only place where we can call home.
Globalisation is here to stay and we will learn to adapt and maneuver it to our advantage. The few approaches that I have shared will strategic We will tackle this strategically preserve our national identity. (546 words)