Life In Singapore


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In 2003, the population of Singapore seems to have a lost 61,000 people and strangely the following year 52,000 people re-appeared. It was the first time since 1960, that we saw Singapore Residents (Permanent Residences & maybe even Citizens) leaving Singapore. 2003 was the year the SARS pandemic hit Singapore. That year, saw an anomaly in Credit Card usage and payment in Singapore. People here were having difficulty paying off the Credit Card balances. Private property prices were at it all time low.

Source: singstat.gov.sg

By 2005, the population of Singapore is back to its pre-2003 level through social engineering by the Singapore Government.

By 2011, the population of Singapore is 5.18 million people on 720 km2, of whom 3.25 million (63%) are citizens while the rest are permanent residents (about 0.5 million) or foreign workers (about 0.9 million). 23% of Singaporean citizens were born outside Singapore (foreign born citizens – mainly from China, India & Malaysia), they are also known as New Citizens.

In mid-2012, the population grew by 2.5% from a year earlier to 5.31 million people. The number comprises of 3.29 million (62%) Singapore citizens and 0.53 million (10%) permanent residents, and the rest, 1.49 million (28%) were non-residents (migrant workers).

The gate is always open for people around the world who wishes to live in Singapore. There are three main categories of people to apply for Citizenship: (i) For adults who are Singapore Permanent Residents and who meet the required criteria for Singapore Citizenship (ii) For minors applying for Singapore Citizenship by descent (iii) For minors applying for Singapore Citizenship under other circumstances/Articles. The Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website has detailed information on the criteria and required documents. Application forms are available at the ICA Homepage. All are welcomed.

Every year, 12 million transient visitors come to Singapore and most stayed for about 2 days. So on each given day, there should be around 70,000 tourist moving around in Singapore.

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