Handbooks and Publications

The NIC celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019. These publications review the NIC’s journey, celebrate partners’ contributions, and document insightful conversations with the community on their aspirations for integration in Singapore for the next decade.

Notes of Gratitude

NIC 10th Anniversary Commemorative Book: Notes of Gratitude

A commemorative book celebrating 10 years of the NIC entitled Notes of Gratitude was launched at the NIC Convention ‘What Brings Us Together on 3 Aug 2019. The book chronicles the NIC’s efforts, including its key programmes, and celebrates partners’ contributions to integration from all walks of life . It features interviews with past and present NIC members, as well as volunteers and integration ambassadors.

Download the book here (PDF, 13.2 MB)


Integral: A Report on Social Integration in Singapore for the 10th Anniversary of the NIC

The NIC collaborated with the Institute of Policy Studies to document conversations during NIC Engagement Series which brought together 130 representatives from more than 55 organisations from March to June 2019. Participants discussed challenges to integration, actions that can make a difference, and the roles that individuals and the community can play. The report addresses these, and showcases innovative ideas generated by participants to encourage positive interactions between locals, immigrants, and foreigners. 

Download the report here (PDF, 20 MB).

Ever wondered what’s the difference between “kopi-o kosong” and “kopi siew dai”? Where can you get to know other people with similar interests? Perhaps you’d like to find out a little more about the different communities in Singapore. Settling In can help you with a few tips on getting around, eating out, being a good neighbour, and the dos and don’ts of local customs and culture.


Settling In

This guide is for newcomers to learn about Singapore, its people, and how to get around. Readers can also find out more about living, working, and studying in Singapore.

Download the guide here (PDF, 1 MB).

Home is a guide for new Singapore citizens. Learn more about Singapore’s unique history, and the events and personalities that have shaped our story. Understand our national values and how you can put them into practice.


Home: A Guide For Singapore Citizens

This guide for Singapore citizens provides information on Singapore’s history, as well as events and personalities that have shaped our story. Readers can also find out how we can be an active citizen in developing our nation today and shaping the Singapore of tomorrow..

Download the guide here (PDF, 0.9 MB).



Home: A Guide For Singapore Permanent Residents

This guide for new Singapore Permanent Residents provides information on Singapore’s history, as well as events and personalities that have shaped our story. Readers can also find out about Singapore’s key institutions and national values, and how they play a part in our everyday lives.

Download the guide here (PDF, 0.8 MB).


The Integration Matters newsletters aims to keep partners updated with key integration-related developments. (Coming soon!)

Who’s Your Neighbour?

Who's Your Neighbour?

National Heritage Board

This handbook offers a quick guide to the roots of Singapore’s multicultural heritage as well as an introduction to life amid neighbours with diverse origins and beliefs.

Download the handbook here (PDF, 2.86MB).

My Neighbours, My Friends: Gracious Living in the Private Estates

My Neighbours, My Friends: Gracious Living in the Private Estates

People’s Association - Neighbourhood Committees

Developed by three residents who live in the private estates, this booklet provides examples on how to be a gracious neighbour to build a more harmonious and pleasant living environment.

Download the booklet here . 

Integration Best Practices Package

Integration Best Practices Package

Ministry of Education - National Integration Working Group (NIWG) for Schools

The Best Practices Package introduces some of the key integration initiatives in our schools and educational institutions, and serves as a guide for others in implementing their own integration programmes.

Download the guide here (PDF, 2.5 MB).

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National Integration Working Group (NIWG) for Workplaces (Ministry of Manpower)

Employers can use the OneWorkplace.sg Starter Kit to help your employees from different backgrounds work and interact well in your workplace.

Download the toolkit here .

Last updated on 23 December 2020