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The point is not the geekiness of announcing that procreation is the national agenda on National Day. The point is the solemnity with which Singaporean policy makers and public servants received the message. 

In his National Day address, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singaporeans to "grow their own families".

"I am happy that we expect more Dragon babies this year, but our fertility trend is still declining. We must go beyond the Chinese zodiac and tackle the underlying causes of our low birth rates," he said.

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