How many are Singaporeans?

There might come a time soon when Singaporean citizens, some of whom are responsible for voting in the elections, will be outnumbered in Singapore by people who are not Singaporeans.

CNA says that the population of the country rose by 200,000 between 2006 and 2007, of which only 39,490 were born here, which means 160,510 of these newcomers (welcome, y’all! And yay! my calculator works!) are definitely non-Singaporeans, who, at the moment, tally more than 1 million, and probably around the 2 million mark, because the stats CNA gives don’t tell me how many are Singaporeans and how many are Permanent Residents.

That’s more than one in four people living here. If it’s not your mother, your father, your brother, then the foreigner in your family is you. And the maid.

And don’t cast suspicious eyes at the Olympic Ping Pong team, they’re Singaporeans, every single Chinese Speaking One Of Them, and they won’t be very happy if you tell them you expect medals from them because they’ll have home ground advantage in Beijing, because China very big you know?

Don’t think too much about this though… Happy National Day Saturday!

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9 thoughts on “How many are Singaporeans?”

  1. just last week i was asking a male fren…. that he spent 2.5 years of his life training to protect the country and the pple here… and will spend almost rest of his life ready to die for the country and the pple here

    if we really kena war, are our men supposed to protect and die for the 2 million foreigner also?

    the PRCs here these days are VERY young, and they dun have to serve NS, if something happened to singapore, i bet they will just leave and back to their homeland

  2. Oh no! My mother is Singaporean, my father is Singaporean, my sister is Singaporean then I not Singaporean!!
    If only the government wasn't so trigger happy about foreign talents.. As my mom said: “Last time ah, only those foreigner really got talent one then can come here, now any ah seng ah gao also come and snatch jobs from us.”
    Disclaimer: My opinion and comment are solely my own. It has nothing to do with Mr Miyagi.. Just in case…

  3. It isn't that bad. The children of these 1st generation immigrants will probably go through our education system, get brainwashed and become Singaporean. That's the grand plan of our ingenious government, don't you know? 🙂

  4. It isn't that bad. The children of these 1st generation immigrants will probably go through our education system, get brainwashed and become Singaporean. That's the grand plan of our ingenious government, don't you know? 🙂

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