10 Jul '18, 9pm

More mixed marriages registered in Singapore last year

More mixed marriages registered in Singapore last year

Some say that love is colour blind and more couples here are proving that to be true. Last year, more than one in five of all marriages here - or 22.1 per cent - were between people of different races, a significant increase from the 16.4 per cent in 2007. Last year's figure of 22.1 per cent was more than double the 8.9 per cent of such marriages registered in 1997, data in the Statistics on Marriages and Divorces 2017 showed. The report was released by the Department of Statistics yesterday. Sociologists interviewed say the steady rise in inter-ethnic marriages over the years is the result of two trends. There are more foreigners working or studying here and more Singaporeans are venturing overseas. Secondly, the traditional preference for marrying within the race has waned as people are more educated and liberal in their values and outlook - leading to more inter-ethnic ...

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