Population growth: 1 S’porean = 2 new citizens + 5 foreigners?

We refer to the article “Singapore population now at 5.47 million, slowest growth in 10 years” (Straits Times, Sep 25).

Slowest growth in a decade?

It states that “Singapore’s population grew at its slowest pace in a decade in the one year to June 2014, due to a slow down in the inflow of foreign workers.”

How many S’poreans to new citizens & foreigners?

Since it is the slowest growth in 10 years “due to a slow down in the inflow of foreign workers” – we were curious as to the relative growth of foreigners and new citizens to Singaporeans, i.e. for every 1 Singaporean increased – how many foreigners and new citizens  increased?

29,500 citizens, but 20,572 new citizens?

As the growth in citizens was 29,500 – if we less off the 20,572 new citizens – we get only 8,928 “true blue” Singaporeans.

With 31,017 citizen births less 18,938 deaths – we get 12,079. Does this mean that Singaporeans who may have left Singapore accounted mainly for the difference of 3,151 citizens (12,079 minus 8,928)?

1 Singapore = 2 new citizens?

In other words, for every 1 “true blue” Singaporean increased – there were about 2 new citizens (20,572 divided by 8,928).

Foreigners increased by 44,600?

The increase in foreigners was 44,600.
1 Singaporean = 5 foreigners?

So, does it mean that for every “true blue” Singaporean increased – there was an increase of about 5 foreigners (44,600 divided by 8.928)?

1 Singaporean = 2 new citizens + 5 foreigners?

Hence, for every 1 “true blue” Singaporean – we had about 2 new citizens and 5 foreigners?

At this rate, even if it is the slowest overall population growth rate in a decade – “true blue” Singaporeans may increasingly become a minority in their homeland in time to come.

Roy Ngerng and Leong Sze Hian

Come down to the #ReturnOurCPF 4 protest on 27 September 2014 at 4pm at Hong Lim Park. You can join the Facebook event page here.

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    • Habib

      It costs companies in Singapore $4500 to hire me (a foreign worker) and they have to post advertisements on the job bank only targeting Singaporeans for 30 days before foreigners can apply for them. You want equal rights? Where’s ours when there’s an obvious advantage of you all being hired before we are considered. The reason we are hired over Singaporeans regardless of these things is because we don’t fuck around in our jobs and sit at the front of shops on our silly mobile phones. We get shit done. You males are forced to go through the army but you avoid hard work in real-life situations. Hell, foreigners even build your own roads and do everything for you, even with all that ‘proud’ army training ;).

      • Observer

        I am an exception…I am for foreigners like go to take over the work….but as you know…Singaporeans are daft…..idiots and deeply aft….they want to work..if possible….work to death…..they don’t want you to work for them…HAHAHAHA

      • Deaf Frog's Toothpick

        @ Mr Habib

        Yes, Mr Lee Hsien Loong did not built roads himself as a construction worker, he is Singaporean and he had army training, I hope u r not talking about him about not getting shit done and not doing the hard work in real life situations.

  1. Habib

    PS you’re even using foreign words like ‘true blue’ like how the Australians write it. Even your words are borrowed from foreigners to help you make a point 😉

    • Still

      And you’re clearly a retard. True blue is an english phrase that’s used all over the world. It’s used in the US too. It isn’t unique to australia. And english is the native language of the English people in England. It isn’t yours either. We are all using a foreigner’s language when we use english. Fuck off back to your rapists’ shit land.,

  2. reply to Jim

    是啊,挪威這麼富有, 他們的總理完全可以拿天價薪水, 不幸的是,他們總理的薪水和人民相差無幾, 即使他們皇宮的外面也是沙土地, 如此節儉自己,確保人民必須豐衣足食。宪法规定, 没有大贫,没有大富。

    他們的領袖沒有應為國家有錢,安排自己家人到世界各地處去買貨。 他們的皇室也非常低調。 出国访问也不是坐国家专机, 而是某个航班的头等舱。

    这是一个价值观的问题,欧洲的价值观, 是把有生命意义的放在优先。

    而你們呢 ?你們的領袖,有了一點錢,一切为自己为先.

    既然新加坡因為沒有錢 ?為什麼拿錢到處去投資,買英國 ? 就是不願意拿錢安頓國人的基本生活 ?

    你的總理知道這些,他不應該裝無知! 国际上议论他只是不当他的面罢了。

    Yeah, Norway is an rich country , according to the logic of Singapore , of course, their prime minister can take astronomical salary.

    unfortunately, their prime minister did not,
    his salary and people’s salary are almost the same.

    even though, Outside the palace square is paved by sand and mud ground. So thrifty themselves to ensure that their people have ample food and clothing, carefree life.

    their Constitution that built the no large wealth gap society .

    Their leaders did not because the country had money, so put his families shopping around the world to buy goods .

    Their royal family is also very low-pitched ,
    State visits abroad not by special plane or chartered plane, instead the they take the first class of other airline

    This is an question of values​​, European’s values​​, there is the meaning of life as a first priority.

    Rather than competition, show off.

    What about singapore Leaders ?
    Your leaders, got money, And against people.
    Do not give the elderly the basic living expenses,
    unstable social situation.

    If Singapore Leader said, because of no money?

    Why you carry the money around the World to invest ?
    to buy British , buy thailand ? buy China, Buy USA ?

    after 50 years efforts, your PM have everything, But still
    not willing to settle people’s basic living cost first ?

    Your prime minister Lee knows, he should not pretend ignorance !
    Internationally just talking about his greedy character, may not in front of him.

    • Jim

      He is Singapore PM until his term is over. So when you said he is my PM, are you not a Singaporean.
      If you are, you can vote for a new PM along with other Singaporeans when the time come but he is still legally PM. If not, you are right, he is only my PM. This doesn’t matter whether I vote for him in the first place.

      I am saying that despite our limited natural resources, Singapore can be compared to Norway, isn’t that a good thing to have or position to be. And Singapore is part of Malaysia back in 1963-1965. Fast forward 50 years, a generation.

      How many countries in the world can the government “steal” or “cheat” their citizens and still have the reserves that we have. In most instances, after stealing (for country that do not have natural resources), the country will be bankrupt or will have a huge deficit.
      Roy said if we want to experiment with an opposition that has no experience but we want a change regardless, then we can always return to Malaysia if it fail. (in his earlier post)

  3. urged Lee Hsien Loong step down,

    抗議活動, 注重提示李氏父子過去50年沒有為人民建立的幾個方面:

    1 ) 工會保障工友, 不得由隨意解僱員工,負責並在強行解僱後的賠償。至少承擔失業後3年內未找到工作期間的生活費。

    2 ) 給單親媽媽和65歲以上老人,每月最低300新幣的基本生活費。

    3) 凡事考入本地大學的人孩子,一律免費讀書。

    4) 一律在55歲時,歸還全部CPF。

    5) 歡迎早期被李光耀驅趕他鄉的新加坡人, 返回家园, 叶落归根。

    6) 敦促李顯龍下台,审计他名义下的各类公司。 临时新总理将过渡至2016大选。

    8) 審計淡馬錫。

    9) 新总理和人民的基本工资标准,应参照第一世界领袖和国民的薪水标准制定。不得天上地狱,2个世界。

    Protests may focusing on several aspects which Lee didn’t establish over the past 50 years:

    1. Trade unions protect workers, must not arbitrary dismissal of employees. Responsible and compensation after the forced dismissal. At least three years living cost to be given the unemployment .

    2. Welfare for single mothers and above 65 elderly, the minimum monthly basic living expenses at 300 SGD.

    3. citizen children admitted local universities, all free.

    4. All at the age of 55, return of all the CPF.

    5. We Sympathetic those in early period exiled by Lee Kuan Yew , we may allow them returning back home, falling leaves settle on the roots.

    6. urged Lee Hsien Loong step down, auditing those companies which under his name, disposal in accordance with law.

    The new interim prime minister will take over the transition till 2016 elections.

    8. Audit Temasek.

    9. not be allowed heaven & hell, two world in Singapore

    Basic wage for new prime minister and the people, should refer to the salary standard of the first world country leaders .

  4. Deaf Frog's Toothpick

    there are 2 types of incompetent colleagues,

    type 1: those who are incompetent and does as little as possible. this type is bad but not as bad as type 2, at least they know they are incompetent and try to get out of the way.

    type 2: those that are incompetent but believes that they are WORLD CLASS, demands high salary and tries to justify it by trying to do a lot of things, but makes a mess of everything they do and sabotages everyone who had the bad luck of having to work with them. this type is the worst, they will rush number 1 to claim credit for anything and deny responsibility for everything.

    moral of the story? if u are incompetent, at least get out of the way.

  5. Dialogue with the female secretary of Prime Minister Lee


    Norway citizens are all millionaire thank to the oil fund.
    The financial position of the Norwegian government is astonishingly strong.

    —- 挪威的石油, 是最近几年才发现的,在没有发现之前, 挪威是一个穷的国家, 但是尽管如此,过去50年,他们把自己的国民, 照顾得很好。比如,扣税后,每个人最低收入不少于2000新币,即便是发给老人家的最低生活费。
    Norway’s oil, is found only in recent years, in the absence of discovery, Norway is a poor country, but nevertheless, in the past 50 years, they put their own nationals , take care of very well. For example, net of tax, per person minimum income no less than 2,000 SGD, even the jobless, even the lowest living cost for the elderly, government take care, without controversy.


    While most other national governments in Europe and North America, especially in recent years, have been posting sizable annual budget deficits and accumulating additional debt, Norwegians have seen their government post sizable annual budget surpluses and add to a rapidly growing fiscal reserve – popularly known as the oil fund – that now has a market value (almost $850 billion) more than 1.5 times larger than Norway’s GDP! “We are all millionaires now,” declared a Norwegian acquaintance, noting that the market value of the oil fund has risen beyond five trillion krone – for the five million Norwegians.


    挪威總人口:5,080,300人 / 新加坡總人口:5,399,200 人

    挪威經濟實力總計:2821.74亿美元, 人均:55398美元

    新加坡總計:3275.57亿美元, 人均:61046美元

    问题出在哪里 ?是西方人与华人的价值观问题。包括挪威在内的西方国家,与国人分享国家的财政, 是宪法规定。然而,在新加坡,宪法只保证执政者的利益, 没有包括人们的部分。这是非常错的。

    Norway’s total population: 5,080,300 / Singapore Total population: 5,399,200

    Norway’s economic strength Total: USD 282.174 billion, per capita: USD 55,398

    Singapore’s economic strength Total: USD 327.557 billion, per capita: USD 61,046

    The above figures show that wealthy Singapore ranked first.

    Where is the problem? Is an question of values between ​​Westerners and Chinese. Western countries, including Norway, sharing the country’s finances with each of people, is the Constitution. However, in Singapore, the Constitution only guarantees the interests of those in power, and did not include people’s parts. This is very wrong.

    Too bad Singapore do not have oil reserves. How fortunate Singapore is now comparing to Norway.

    —————— 新加坡没有石油, 但是有交给李总理家族掌管的全民50年来的公积金。有虐待老人每个短命的政府, 有每天自杀或他杀的记录,又有无视他人死活的李氏家族,拿了人家公积金后,富得冒油的家族。

    Singapore has no oil, but had handed over monthly hard earned money to Prime Minister Lee ‘s family control for 50 years .
    Have short-lived for elderly , have suicide or homicide records every day, have Lee family ignoring the life death or not,

    have the most richest PM in the World , also the most shameless PM in the World

    4 )

    A generation ago we are some way near Philippines. That is before you are born.

    ———— 贡献者不是李光耀一个家族,它包括了很多老一代顾全大家, 忍辱负重,他们死前要你们照顾好国人,有家园,有饭吃,有幸福, 他们没想到,你们只为自己。让一个家族大富, 全部老人早死,妇女自杀, 孩子无助,你们辜负了老一代创业者为国献身的使命。
    Contributor are not only Lee Kuan Yew , which includes a lot of the older generations, they enduring the humiliation for a new Singapore, they shown consideration for everyone, they want you to take care of people , have homes, enough food to eat, happiness,

    they did not expect that you just for yourself. being the mosy richest family, And all elderly premature death,
    women commit suicide, children helpless.

    you disappoint the mission of older generation of entrepreneurs done for our country.

    Too bad you were not born in Norway.

    ----------- 人们无法选择自己的祖国, 但可以选择一个新的总理。
    People can not choose their motherland, but can choose a new prime minister

    • Jim

      Rightly said, we can choose a new PM when his term is over along with all other Singaporean. Wrongly said, he (ROY) can emigrate, he said that to HHH.

  6. landragon123

    There is no need to ask him to step down, HE will be down and out before the next election in 2015 and not 2016 as most like to believe. Can a Sick and Cancel PM really last that LONG? Unless he is GOD which I believes and KNOWS he is not as there are no Living God on this EARTH. The SKY is the REAL heaven that many religions believes in and it the SKY that we can see when we look up and when we look down it is our EARTH and when we look around it is PEOPLE . Taoist pray to the SKY, the EARTH and it People, without these elements, WHERE are we???

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  8. teoenming

    Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Want Teo En Ming Dead

    Singapore Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong want Teo En Ming dead. Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong want Teo En Ming to die young.

    Teo En Ming has filed an official complaint against the Singapore Government at the United Nations Human Rights Council Branch and the International Criminal Court. Read the letter here:

    Teo En Ming’s Open Letter (Plea for Medical Help/Assistance) to World Leaders dated 27 Aug 2010. Read the letter here:


    Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)
    Singapore Citizen
    Republic of Singapore

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