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Old 14-01-2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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Exclamation WSJ: Singapore's Expat Surge Fuels Economic Fears

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...15117966.html?

Between 2005 and 2009, Singapore's population surged by roughly 150,000 people a year to 5 million—among the fastest rates ever there—with 75% or more of the increase coming from foreigners. In-migration continued in 2009 despite expectations it would collapse because of the global recession.
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I'm quite curious to know how they derive the figures considering that the figures of 2009 isn't out yet. Can anyone tell me where can I get the figures?
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I'm quite curious to know how they derive the figures considering that the figures of 2009 isn't out yet. Can anyone tell me where can I get the figures?

thats why most publishers have a dept they like to call INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING. manned by INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS

basically Kaypohs armed with a Smartphone. no. Superphone


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I'm quite curious to know how they derive the figures considering that the figures of 2009 isn't out yet. Can anyone tell me where can I get the figures?
Not rocket science.... Just email Patrick Barta or Tom Wright, their email address is located at the end of the article.
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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They probably call up ppl at Singapore Stats board etc? I guess if it's a premium brand getting such info shouldn't be too hard. Most journalists should have contacts.
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Old 14-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #6
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Don't anyone go to Singstat website? It is already there for a few months.

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/keyind.html#popnarea

The reports itself is more enlightening.

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/the...ople/demo.html
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Old 14-01-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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Don't anyone go to Singstat website? It is already there for a few months.

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/keyind.html#popnarea

The reports itself is more enlightening.

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/stats/the...ople/demo.html
Err, thats not for full 2009 lah. Thats only until June 09. Although I think it shouldn't be too far from the full picture eventually.
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Old 14-01-2010, 12:27 PM   #8
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Friend in govt said that population is actually 5.2 million now...
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So we will soon see more than 5 million people living in Singapore? I am sure that there are a lot of people here that don't find this prospect attractive at all.
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Old 14-01-2010, 02:50 PM   #10
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Err, thats not for full 2009 lah. Thats only until June 09. Although I think it shouldn't be too far from the full picture eventually.
it's 4.99million in jun 09. crossing the 5 mil mark is a given for 2009, so wsj is not wrong to use that as the basis for comparision.

sian. 5 mil + people. doesn't take a genius to see that quality of life is going to suffer. even simple things like going to east coast on a weekend means crowding with the people.
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5 ++ million is quite accurate. just take a ride in MRT and you will know why.
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Prepare to queue queue and queue. We will see queue everywhere, jam everywhere, pack everywhere. Just wondering is this what everybody want to see?
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So we will soon see more than 5 million people living in Singapore? I am sure that there are a lot of people here that don't find this prospect attractive at all.
u mean a lot of pple who dun matter.........
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Friend in govt said that population is actually 5.2 million now...
Mudderrudder. Now, that sounds a lot.
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