ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Chart of the Day: 200,000 Singaporeans live overseas

More are expected to leave.

According to the Population White Paper: A Sustainable Population for a Dynamic Singapore, there are about 200,000 Singaporeans living overseas.

The National Population and Talent Division of the Prime Minister’s Office reported:

Today, there are about 200,000 Singaporeans living overseas. Most are working abroad, accompanied by their families. Many young Singaporeans also study abroad. With globalisation, we can expect more Singaporeans to spend time overseas, seeking career opportunities and global exposure.

Singaporeans living overseas are an integral part of the Singapore family. We are actively engaging our Singaporeans overseas, through events such as Singapore Day, to help them remain emotionally connected to Singapore, and in touch with developments and opportunities back home.

We are building vibrant Singaporean communities abroad, with a strong sense of identity and belonging to Singapore. Many Singaporeans living overseas continue to contribute actively to Singapore from around the world. We hope that they will return home after their studies or working stints abroad, adding a further dimension to our society. 

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