Singaporeans should get over their paiseh-ness or fear of embarrassment and be more kaypoh or nosy so there can be more meaningful interactions with fellow residents, especially those who are in need, says Melissa Kwee, CEO of the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and a self-professed busybody.

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