Youth turn backs on 'Singapore Dream'
- Published: 18 Feb 2013 at 13.46
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SINGAPORE - Ong Hui Juan spent nearly four years working in a British bank in Singapore, but decided to leave last year to pursue her passion of working with youth - an unusual and surprising decision in the achievement-oriented city state.
Singapore welcomes the New Year in this file photo from Dec 31, 2012. Reuters reports that a growing number of young Singaporeans are turning their backs on the material joys of the "Singapore Dream" (Photo: AFP)
But Ong, 25, is just one of a growing number of young Singaporeans who are turning their backs on the material joys of the long-cherished "Singapore Dream," summed up as the "Five C's" - cash, car, credit card, condominium and country club membership - to do what they enjoy, even at much lower pay.
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