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5 Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore Now?
Is Harmony
Achievable?
Chapter 4:
What is
Diversity?
Chapter 5:
Why is
There
Greater
Diversity in
Singapore?
Chapter 6:
Wh...
Chapter 5:
Why is There
Greater Diversity
in Singapore?
Immigration Policy
Economic Opportunities
Socio-cultural Environme...
Chapter 5:
Why is There
Greater Diversity
in Singapore?
Immigration Policy
Economic Opportunities
Socio-cultural Environme...
The setting up of the Jurong Industrial Estate which marked the start of
Singapore’s industrialization programme created d...
Workers were needed in construction sites, factories, and shipyards
Demand for workers are addressed through issuing of wo...
Employment passes disallowed foreign workers to stay
permanently or have families in Singapore
1980s saw Singapore facing a declining population and brain
drain which force Singapore’s foreign workforce policy to evol...
Singapore now focuses on a higher-skilled foreign workforce to
support a knowledge-based economy as Singapore faces a
fall...
Ageing population will worsen the age-dependency ratio which
would cause an increasing tax and economic burden on the
work...
Continued low birth-rate will lead to a shrinking customer base
for sale of products and inadequate manpower to operate,
m...
Thus immigration policies need reviewing to help mitigate these
problems with foreign manpower.
Foreign manpower who come to Singapore temporarily are
knows as migrants
Migrants who choose to make Singapore their home ...
Singapore’s immigration framework for granting of these
considers a wide range of factors, including applicants’ ability t...
Migrants and immigrants bring their diverse
Cultures Practices Customs
from their countries of origin.
They also come with skills, valuable experiences, and business
networks that contribute to Singapore’s economy
For Singapore’s economy to continue growing, we cannot have
too many or too few migrants and immigrants
Immigration polici...
Different passes and permits have a different quota, which ensures that
migrants can contribute to Singapore in different ...
Chapter 5:
Why is There
Greater Diversity
in Singapore?
Immigration Policy
Economic Opportunities
Socio-cultural Environme...
Chapter 5:
Why is There
Greater Diversity
in Singapore?
Immigration Policy
Economic Opportunities
Socio-cultural Environme...
Economic opportunities attract migrants and immigrants
looking for employment as such opportunities may not exist in
their...
Employment opportunities are readily available in Singapore as
a large number of businesses operate here
Multinational corporations (MNCs) are
attracted to Singapore due to
Ease of doing
business
Growth potential Stable politic...
Multinational corporations (MNCs) are
attracted to Singapore due to
Ease of doing
business
Growth potential Stable politic...
Singapore’s rank on their list of countries with conducive business
environments in 2014 by The World Bank
Singapore is an easy
place to do business in
due to how
administrative matters
are handled in a hassle-
free way as follow...
Multinational corporations (MNCs) are
attracted to Singapore due to
Ease of doing
business
Growth potential Stable politic...
Singapore is ranked first
out of fifty major
destinations for having
the best investment
potential (Business
Environment R...
Multinational corporations (MNCs) are
attracted to Singapore due to
Ease of doing
business
Growth potential Stable politic...
Stable political environment
Well-established judiciary system
Singapore is ranked first
for being the least
corrupt country in Asia
(The Global
Competitiveness Report
2013-2014)
Least ...
Staying competitive is important for Singapore to continue to attract
businesses and investors as they would see long-term...
Ample job opportunities and consistent investments by MNCs have led to
increases in Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GD...
For continued growth and performance, both lower and higher-skilled
manpower need to remain attractive to foreign companie...
Increase in migrants and immigrants seeking employment led to
greater socio-economic in addition to cultural diversity.
Th...
Foreign manpower complement local workforce in sectors such
as construction and maritime by taking low-skilled jobs that
s...
Many of these foreign
workers come from
ASEAN member
countries
India
Bangladesh China
Foreign domestic workers provide support for families, especially in
caring for elderly and children while working adults ...
What can you infer about Singapore’s need for Foreign Domestic
Workers (FDWs) in the near future?
Why?
Foreign professionals have complemented local Professionals, Managers,
Executives, Technicians (PMETs) to ensure Singapore...
They come from around the
world, including Asia, the
USA, and Europe, and usually
occupy senior positions in
sectors such ...
Chapter 5:
Why is There
Greater Diversity
in Singapore?
Immigration Policy
Economic Opportunities
Socio-cultural Environme...
Chapter 5:
Why is There
Greater Diversity
in Singapore?
Immigration Policy
Economic Opportunities
Socio-cultural Environme...
Singapore as a vibrant business hub has attracted many professionals to
bring families to settle down here.
Some eventuall...
This has led to an increase in the socio-cultural and socio-economic
diversity of Singapore society.
Singapore’s socio-cul...
Community
Support
Safe Environment Singapore’s
Education System
The following features appeal to
potential immigrants
Community
Support
Safe Environment Singapore’s
Education System
Singapore is home to a wide range of ethnic communities and cultures
from all over the world.
Existence of such communitie...
Many ethnic communities gather in certain districts which helps
strengthen ties.
Immigrant communities bring and have dist...
Singapore has been
home to Japanese
Nationals before
WWII.
From the 1980s,
many Japanese
expatriates arrived
with Japanese...
The Japanese Association in Singapore aims to promote exchange and
interactions with the Singaporean community, and to bec...
5,3496 Ordinary Members (Japanese nationals with voting rights) and
396 Associate Members (as of 20th June 2016)
Clubhouse...
The presence of the
Japanese community
has added to the
diversity of Singapore.
There are courses on
Japanese culture such...
Thais commonly gather at the Golden Mile Complex along Beach Road – it
has been dubbed “Little Thailand” where there are a...
Thai influences can be
seen in everyday life in
Singapore.
Temple Chang Beer
Thai Express Muay Thai
Community
Support
Safe Environment Singapore’s
Education System
Migrants consider safety and security when deciding on the country to
work or live in.
Foreigners and supporting communiti...
Singapore’s
environment is known
to be among the safest
in the world based on
world rankings, with low
crime and corruptio...
Community
Support
Safe Environment Singapore’s
Education System
Migrants come to Singapore for quality education for themselves and/or
their children.
International students add to diver...
Singapore’s education system is well-recognized and admired for its
effectiveness and high standards; Singapore’s public s...
Tertiary institutions such as polytechnics and universities have also been
popular with international students – offer hig...
Social Studies Chapter 5 Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now
Social Studies Chapter 5 Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now
Social Studies Chapter 5 Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now
Social Studies Chapter 5 Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now
Social Studies Chapter 5 Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now
Social Studies Chapter 5 Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now
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These slides introduce Chapter 5: Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now under Issue 2: Living in a Diverse Society to the Secondary 3 students who are studying Social Studies for the Singapore current syllabus 2016.

These slides are divided into 3 areas.
1. Immigration Policy [Slide 4]
2. Economic Opportunities [Slide 24]
3. Socio-cultural Environment [Slide 47]

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https://youtu.be/noEFxIBPNrU
Part 2
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Social Studies Chapter 5 Why is there Greater Diversity in Singapore Now

  1. 1. 5 Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore Now?
  2. 2. Is Harmony Achievable? Chapter 4: What is Diversity? Chapter 5: Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore? Chapter 6: What are the Experience s and Effects of Living in a Diverse Society? Chapter 7: How can We Respond in a Diverse Society?
  3. 3. Chapter 5: Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore? Immigration Policy Economic Opportunities Socio-cultural Environment
  4. 4. Chapter 5: Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore? Immigration Policy Economic Opportunities Socio-cultural Environment
  5. 5. The setting up of the Jurong Industrial Estate which marked the start of Singapore’s industrialization programme created demand for more workers.
  6. 6. Workers were needed in construction sites, factories, and shipyards Demand for workers are addressed through issuing of work permits to foreign workers seeking employment in 1971.
  7. 7. Employment passes disallowed foreign workers to stay permanently or have families in Singapore
  8. 8. 1980s saw Singapore facing a declining population and brain drain which force Singapore’s foreign workforce policy to evolve to meet Singapore’s manpower needs.
  9. 9. Singapore now focuses on a higher-skilled foreign workforce to support a knowledge-based economy as Singapore faces a falling birth rate, which reduces overall citizen population and working-age citizens.
  10. 10. Ageing population will worsen the age-dependency ratio which would cause an increasing tax and economic burden on the working-age population
  11. 11. Continued low birth-rate will lead to a shrinking customer base for sale of products and inadequate manpower to operate, making Singapore unattractive for business.
  12. 12. Thus immigration policies need reviewing to help mitigate these problems with foreign manpower.
  13. 13. Foreign manpower who come to Singapore temporarily are knows as migrants Migrants who choose to make Singapore their home become naturalised Singapore citizens or permanent residents.
  14. 14. Singapore’s immigration framework for granting of these considers a wide range of factors, including applicants’ ability to contribute to Singapore, adapt to our society, and show commitment to Singapore
  15. 15. Migrants and immigrants bring their diverse Cultures Practices Customs from their countries of origin.
  16. 16. They also come with skills, valuable experiences, and business networks that contribute to Singapore’s economy
  17. 17. For Singapore’s economy to continue growing, we cannot have too many or too few migrants and immigrants Immigration policies change according to Singapore’s manpower needs.
  18. 18. Different passes and permits have a different quota, which ensures that migrants can contribute to Singapore in different areas where they are needed.
  19. 19. Chapter 5: Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore? Immigration Policy Economic Opportunities Socio-cultural Environment
  20. 20. Chapter 5: Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore? Immigration Policy Economic Opportunities Socio-cultural Environment
  21. 21. Economic opportunities attract migrants and immigrants looking for employment as such opportunities may not exist in their home countries
  22. 22. Employment opportunities are readily available in Singapore as a large number of businesses operate here
  23. 23. Multinational corporations (MNCs) are attracted to Singapore due to Ease of doing business Growth potential Stable political environment Well-established judiciary system
  24. 24. Multinational corporations (MNCs) are attracted to Singapore due to Ease of doing business Growth potential Stable political environment Well-established judiciary system
  25. 25. Singapore’s rank on their list of countries with conducive business environments in 2014 by The World Bank
  26. 26. Singapore is an easy place to do business in due to how administrative matters are handled in a hassle- free way as follows (Doing Business 2014 Report by the World Bank) Simplified process of setting up businesses – establishing a company and registering for taxes using the same online form Online submission for forms for construction permits, new workplace safety, and healthcare regulations Property registration eased with improved computerised system
  27. 27. Multinational corporations (MNCs) are attracted to Singapore due to Ease of doing business Growth potential Stable political environment Well-established judiciary system
  28. 28. Singapore is ranked first out of fifty major destinations for having the best investment potential (Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI), April 2014) No restrictions on flow of investment money Favourable operating conditions Strong diplomatic ties Stable political and economic climate
  29. 29. Multinational corporations (MNCs) are attracted to Singapore due to Ease of doing business Growth potential Stable political environment Well-established judiciary system
  30. 30. Stable political environment Well-established judiciary system
  31. 31. Singapore is ranked first for being the least corrupt country in Asia (The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014) Least corruption in the economy in the region Highly valued transparency Clear and strict laws and legislation imposed by the government over business dealings and transactions
  32. 32. Staying competitive is important for Singapore to continue to attract businesses and investors as they would see long-term prospects for growth which would in turn open up a range of employment opportunities.
  33. 33. Ample job opportunities and consistent investments by MNCs have led to increases in Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita over the years
  34. 34. For continued growth and performance, both lower and higher-skilled manpower need to remain attractive to foreign companies. Attracting foreigners adds to Singapore’s diversity.
  35. 35. Increase in migrants and immigrants seeking employment led to greater socio-economic in addition to cultural diversity. They can be highly skilled, raising the incomes of the top tier income earners, or lower-skilled, keeping wages at the bottom tiers low.
  36. 36. Foreign manpower complement local workforce in sectors such as construction and maritime by taking low-skilled jobs that support high-skilled professional jobs.
  37. 37. Many of these foreign workers come from ASEAN member countries India Bangladesh China
  38. 38. Foreign domestic workers provide support for families, especially in caring for elderly and children while working adults are at work. Many of these foreign workers come from neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.
  39. 39. What can you infer about Singapore’s need for Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) in the near future? Why?
  40. 40. Foreign professionals have complemented local Professionals, Managers, Executives, Technicians (PMETs) to ensure Singapore’s economy remains vibrant and competitive.
  41. 41. They come from around the world, including Asia, the USA, and Europe, and usually occupy senior positions in sectors such as banking and finance. PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Services (PwC) is an international business management consultation firm, and one of the top accounting firms in Singapore.
  42. 42. Chapter 5: Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore? Immigration Policy Economic Opportunities Socio-cultural Environment
  43. 43. Chapter 5: Why is There Greater Diversity in Singapore? Immigration Policy Economic Opportunities Socio-cultural Environment
  44. 44. Singapore as a vibrant business hub has attracted many professionals to bring families to settle down here. Some eventually become naturalized Singaporeans.
  45. 45. This has led to an increase in the socio-cultural and socio-economic diversity of Singapore society. Singapore’s socio-cultural environment is an important reason for migrants settling in Singapore.
  46. 46. Community Support Safe Environment Singapore’s Education System The following features appeal to potential immigrants
  47. 47. Community Support Safe Environment Singapore’s Education System
  48. 48. Singapore is home to a wide range of ethnic communities and cultures from all over the world. Existence of such communities help foreigners feel more at home here.
  49. 49. Many ethnic communities gather in certain districts which helps strengthen ties. Immigrant communities bring and have distinct national identities and ethnic practices unique to their countries of origin.
  50. 50. Singapore has been home to Japanese Nationals before WWII. From the 1980s, many Japanese expatriates arrived with Japanese companies and MNCs setting up operations in Singapore. Large number of Japanese eateries and restaurants in Singapore indicate strong Japanese influence on Singapore culture, which grew from initial purpose of meeting demand of Japanese in Singapore.
  51. 51. The Japanese Association in Singapore aims to promote exchange and interactions with the Singaporean community, and to become an international cultural exchange ground of people to meet, chat and relax.
  52. 52. 5,3496 Ordinary Members (Japanese nationals with voting rights) and 396 Associate Members (as of 20th June 2016) Clubhouse with built-in area of over 8,000 square metres along Adam Road.
  53. 53. The presence of the Japanese community has added to the diversity of Singapore. There are courses on Japanese culture such as language and cooking easily available at community centres Japanese language can be taken as a third language for O Levels, A Levels, and at tertiary level There are numerous evidences of influence of Japanese popular culture around us in Singapore
  54. 54. Thais commonly gather at the Golden Mile Complex along Beach Road – it has been dubbed “Little Thailand” where there are authentic Thai eateries, a large Thai supermarket, and smaller convenience stalls – for a sense of community, familiarity, and comfort.
  55. 55. Thai influences can be seen in everyday life in Singapore. Temple Chang Beer Thai Express Muay Thai
  56. 56. Community Support Safe Environment Singapore’s Education System
  57. 57. Migrants consider safety and security when deciding on the country to work or live in. Foreigners and supporting communities can both thrive when the environment is safe.
  58. 58. Singapore’s environment is known to be among the safest in the world based on world rankings, with low crime and corruption rates (2014). 2nd safest country globally based on social order and security 2nd criminal justice system 10th globally based on various factors such as criminal justice and absence of corruption Top 10 for civil justice system
  59. 59. Community Support Safe Environment Singapore’s Education System
  60. 60. Migrants come to Singapore for quality education for themselves and/or their children. International students add to diversity in schools.
  61. 61. Singapore’s education system is well-recognized and admired for its effectiveness and high standards; Singapore’s public schools are becoming increasingly popular with foreigners
  62. 62. Tertiary institutions such as polytechnics and universities have also been popular with international students – offer high levels of certification and wide range of courses. Singapore attracted about 80,000 international students in 2014.

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