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Old 08-10-2014, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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I think it also have something to do with population, the straits is very underpopulated back then as compared to its neighbor thus the need for migrants increased. As a small sleepy pirate town of temasek it does have Malay population only.

For Asia apperently Chinese becomes the favorite, they were largely imported to these colonies because they're not loyal to local people. (But gradually overtimes it does change) and for the British Indians are also brought as workers too when they conquer the land. Yes the Malays are native but history changed that as these people now has been living for generation, as you can argue that the malays arent even from there originally.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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More than 1.3 million foreigners working in Singapore: Tan Chuan-Jin - Channel NewsAsia

This is official statistics .. And sad..

SIngapore's population is about 5.5 million, less the elderly retired and young dependents maybe about 4 million active in economy, and 1.3 million of them
Are foreigners .. Sad

Well on a happy note it's aug 9 ,
An important day for Singapore..

Happy 49th birthday Singapore ..

Sad? It is in a better state than many Middle Eastern countries where the natives are the minorities edit: Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and UAE spring to mind
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Singapore's strict laws and society resembles that of the middle east, and unlike modern England, India or China
It sounds like you've never been to Singapore.

In no way does Singapore society feel like the Middle East.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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There is a real shortage of labour in Singapore. A real need to import many workers.
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Well. You all wanted OFWs to do your domestic chores. The Pioneer Generation worked and raised children all by themselves. And the two child policy of the PAP years ago. Most of the foreigners in Singapore are mainland Chinese who were deliberately brought into the country under lax immigration policies to counter the high birth rate of the Malay population.
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