Ang Mo Kio town is a typical public housing estate in Singapore, where about 80% of its residents live in public housing. Singapore is undertaking efforts to integrate the different ethnic and religious communities by ensuring that the distribution of people in public housing mirrors Singapore’s national ethnic composition; sharing common spaces and amenities in the estate; and having places of worship and other religious buildings sited within the community (and sometimes in close proximity to each other).
Schools also play a key role in fostering inter-religious harmony. For example, on Racial Harmony Day, pupils are encouraged to wear ethnic costumes, while teachers may wear each other’s ethnic dress. This provides an opportunity to learn about, and celebrate, diversity.