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Philip commented on The Amazings

Just a quick build on the intersection between The Amazings and the iconic Singaporean hawker center.

Ageing hawkers are hesitant to pass on all their secrets as they are their family's livelihood. But if the next generation is not interested in taking over, could the government 'heritage council' step in and offer to buy & perserve their recipes as part of Singapore's cultural heritage, given that food is such an important part of the national culture, conversation and identity?

By rewarded hawkers for sharing their precious IP and passing on their secrets to the general public on how to make a treasured national dish, it's a win win.


Philip commented on Connecting people on public transport

Hey Kim, perhaps there a way to enable people to 'Check In' to whatever public transport they are taking and then join into some of group discussion board or daily activity. I love the idea of the train carriage or the back of the bus becoming a new 'water cooler' moment of the day to chat, gossip and share.


Philip commented on The Amazings

Great post Klementyna. I really love how platforms such as The Amazings are helping to foster intergenerational communities. For too long there has been a notion that seniors have little to contribute to society and to the economy, and thus not a valued part of the community, leading them to be ostracised or pushed away. This is just plain wrong. It just that we have failed to figured out what and where the opportunities lie to which retirees could apply their vast experiences, skills, capabilities and flexibility of time and schedules.

Many highly urbanised countries, such as Singapore, are facing a rapidly ageing population and there is a fear that there will not be enough young workers to support the aged. The reaction has been to focus attention of raising birth rates and/or immigration policies. But another approach might be to look at new models and platforms such as The Amazings, that enable older people to keep on being value creating members of their communities.