Malaysians form biggest migrant group in Singapore


The number of migrants in Singapore has tripled in the last 30 years, from 727,262 in 1990 to 2.16 million last year, boosting the city state’s population from three million to 5.7 million last year, figures from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs show. – EPA pic, January 19, 2020.

MALAYSIANS make up 44% of migrants living and working in Singapore, followed by Chinese, who make up 18%, Straits Times reports, quoting figures from the United Nations.

The third largest group of migrants, Indonesians, make up 6.4%.


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