5.18M of population. Good or bad?

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5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby raysusan » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:09 am


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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby UncleLim » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:20 am

Good for domestic consumption - will benefit local retailers and vendors in the right trades.

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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:21 am

UncleLim wrote:Good for domestic consumption - will benefit local retailers and vendors in the right trades.


agreed
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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby 3Boys » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:35 am

Size gives us economies of scale, give our businesses a hinterland, builds heft.

Obviously, infrastructure needs to keep pace, social integration needs to be more effective. Therein lies the unhappiness, and justifiably so.

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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby david59 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:30 pm

If the infrastructures like transport, hospitals, housing, schools n land density can cope with it then it is fine.
However, it seems like the various ministries have not been coordinating with one another to build sufficient infrastructures ; especially when immigrant influx has been ramped up too sharply these last five years before we citizens were aware of this. Really cannot understand why this poor planning?

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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby juz_me » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:13 pm

I think it is not so good... the infrastructures take time to build...
I am afraid Singapore will be like Hong Kong - very crowded.

One of my client - Taiwanese - a Singapore PR - she felt the "quality" of life has decrease compare to 5 years ago... crowded everywhere... trains, parks.....

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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby RoyceH » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:00 pm

I trust the government knows when to stop eh?

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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby janet88 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:36 pm

juz_me wrote:I think it is not so good... the infrastructures take time to build...
I am afraid Singapore will be like Hong Kong - very crowded.

One of my client - Taiwanese - a Singapore PR - she felt the "quality" of life has decrease compare to 5 years ago... crowded everywhere... trains, parks.....

No good...Singapore is too congested now. There are social problems bcos of new immigrants. The problems they bring along from their country of origin makes it even worse.
It's crowded everywhere like what you mentioned...very very scary.

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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby peapot » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:33 pm

RoyceH wrote:I trust the government knows when to stop eh?


The gover't will know when to stop only when elections are over.

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Re: 5.18M of population. Good or bad?

Postby 3Boys » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:12 pm

As I said, those who gripe about short-term discomforts are only seeing one side of the equation. Whilst one should not downplay infrastructure problems, one also does not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Closing our borders will have severe consequences, even for those who clamour for it and think it is a solution to all ills. It may help solve the issues around crowdedness, but will cause a whole new set of different problems, of far greater impact, in my opinion. When you look at the obvious problems, don't forget to look at the non-obvious factors as well.

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