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Old 08-09-2014, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Macao
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The future of JOHOR BAHRU (Malaysia) as Singapore's population swells...

This is purely a speculation thread...but it seems that more and more Singaporeans are looking at property and such in Johor Bahru, to afford rent, and find more space.

What are your speculations of Johor Bahru because of this? Will it later begin to share more of a Singaporean-like culture? Will Singlish became a part of Johor Bahru as well?

Are there also any movements of Singaporeans who seek the rural lifestyle out on the periphery of Johor Bahru as well?

How about civil development for Johor Bahru? As more money might potentially come from Singaporeans coming over, does anyone see this eventually going into public works - parks, better infrastructure and public transportation, etc.?
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:43 AM
 
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JB already does, and has for a long time, shared similar cultural traits with Singapore. While not unique in Malaysia, it has a large ethnic Chinese population, traditionally a large Hokkien population, although now many speak Mandarin there, as in Singapore. Some dishes like curry laksa (also found throughout Singapore but particularly typical of Singapore). The Malay dialect of Johor is very similar to Singaporean Malay. JB lacks the Indian component though I think.

Manglish (Malaysian English) is already similar enough to Singlish, and is widely spoken in JB as elsewhere in Malaysia.

JB could indeed benefit from Singaporean investment. This could also apply to the Riau islands, especially Bintan and Batam.
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:48 AM
 
Location: singapore
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JB already does, and has for a long time, shared similar cultural traits with Singapore. While not unique in Malaysia, it has a large ethnic Chinese population, traditionally a large Hokkien population, although now many speak Mandarin there, as in Singapore. Some dishes like curry laksa (also found throughout Singapore but particularly typical of Singapore). The Malay dialect of Johor is very similar to Singaporean Malay. JB lacks the Indian component though I think.

Manglish (Malaysian English) is already similar enough to Singlish, and is widely spoken in JB as elsewhere in Malaysia.

JB could indeed benefit from Singaporean investment. This could also apply to the Riau islands, especially Bintan and Batam.
Hmmm are you a Singaporean ?
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:50 AM
 
Location: singapore
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The future of JOHOR BAHRU (Malaysia) as Singapore's population swells...

This is purely a speculation thread...but it seems that more and more Singaporeans are looking at property and such in Johor Bahru, to afford rent, and find more space.

What are your speculations of Johor Bahru because of this? Will it later begin to share more of a Singaporean-like culture? Will Singlish became a part of Johor Bahru as well?

Are there also any movements of Singaporeans who seek the rural lifestyle out on the periphery of Johor Bahru as well?

How about civil development for Johor Bahru? As more money might potentially come from Singaporeans coming over, does anyone see this eventually going into public works - parks, better infrastructure and public transportation, etc.?
People from JB will have absolutly no problems understanding SinglisH. i dont think in general Singaporeans want a rural lifestyle.. They just want a rural cost of living..LOL
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:00 AM
 
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JB lacks the Indian component though I think.
I just looked it up, 9% Indian ethnicity in JB.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Macao
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People from JB will have absolutly no problems understanding SinglisH. i dont think in general Singaporeans want a rural lifestyle.. They just want a rural cost of living..LOL
When a 'rural lifestyle' isn't an option for you, than it's easy to dismiss the possibility altogether.

Personally, I think it would be cool if Singapore could be a much larger nation than it already is. Many of the laws and such are just way more multicultural in nature, than Malaysia.

From my limited understanding, Malaysia creates quite a few 'For the Malay advantage only' types of laws.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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^singlish and manglish is almost the same, the slang might be slightly different but otherthan that its same the same language.
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Hmmm are you a Singaporean ?
Ohh happy bday Singapore!

Hehehe i think you know who is back again
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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^singlish and manglish is almost the same, the slang might be slightly different but otherthan that its same the same language.

Ohh happy bday Singapore!

Hehehe i think you know who is back again
Me too
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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If every adult Singaporean puts in a couple tens expansion might be possible.
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Old 08-09-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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I just looked it up, 9% Indian ethnicity in JB.
Oh interesting, so about the same as Singapore or Malaysia then.
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