22 Feb '13, 7am

Land scarce Singapore looks underground for space: Tiny land scarce Singapore is projecting its population to

SINGAPORE – Tiny land scarce Singapore is projecting its population to swell by a third over the next two decades. To accommodate the influx, its planners envisage expanding upward, outward and downward. The population target of 6.9 million people is contentious in a country where rapid immigration has already strained services such as public transport and contributed to a widening wealth gap. It sparked a rare protest last week, with some 3,000 people gathering in a park that's the only approved area for demonstrations. Singaporeans fear their falling birth rates combined with the relentless immigration will reduce them to a minority in their own country. Adding a new dimension to their complaints is the idea that planners want underground living to leap off their drawing boards and become a solution to overcrowding.

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