Not many millennials would excitedly look forward to the National Day Rally, unless they were unlucky enough to be Heartland Boy’s previous economics students. Call him a nerd, but Heartland Boy listened to the National Day Rally online while he was travelling from the airport to his office. Well, for those who missed out on the National Day Rally 2017 that was held on 20 August 2017, here are the key highlights. In summary, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (‘PM Lee’) made 3 key messages that his government is working hard on:

  1. Improving pre-school education
  2. Fighting diabetes
  3. Transforming Singapore towards a Smart Nation

Amongst the 3 key issues that PM Lee spoke at lengths about, diabetes struck the biggest chord with Heartland Boy and would be the focus topic for this blog article. That is because 2 of his family members were recently down with gout. It was a stark …