Reflection on one year of my Singapore 2.0 journey. Last year on the 28th of January I landed up in Singapore to join work CARE NUS which is a research hub on social change communications after a few years in consulting for the big boys. CARE has taught me the language of community led action and how multi stakeholder engagement leads to results on vexed issues. Mentored by a kind and talented boss, I have learnt to think on development the alternative way. The community partners have taught me guts but also the limitations of the ‘agenda’. As I move ahead, I would like to build on these valuable experiences to help frame policies for better communities.