OPINION: Singapore feels the squeeze of population drive - Seah Chiang Nee

The Nation, 13 Feb 2013
Tiny Singapore is about to set a population target of 6.9 million people, making it the world's third most densely populated country by 2030.
The move to cram 30-per-cent more people onto the island in just 17 years is now being debated in Parliament, and has predictably stirred public anger.
According to its Population White Paper, the government intends to increase the number of permanent residents (PRs) annually by 30,000, and new citizenships by 15,000 to 25,000 a year.
By 2030, nearly half (45 per cent) the population will be made up of foreigners.
With only 710sqkm of land, this island is already showing strains on housing, transport and healthcare posed by a population that recently hit 5.3 million. Full story
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