26 Jul '16, 12am

More than 200,000 Singaporeans currently live and work overseas

More than 200,000 Singaporeans currently live and work overseas

The US is one of the most popular countries among Singaporeans who want to study or work abroad. More than 200,000 Singaporeans currently live and work overseas, up significantly from 10 years ago. Previously seen as a worrying trend for Singapore’s leaders, new initiatives have been launched to tap on their international exposure and draw them back home. By Romesh Navaratnarajah The number of Singaporeans looking for greener pastures abroad continues to rise, with 212,500 overseas Singaporeans as of June 2015, up 23 percent from 163,000 in 2005, according to a Population in Brief 2015 report published by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD). A large majority of them went overseas to study and work, with the most popular destinations being Australia, the UK, the US and China. However, many Singaporeans living overseas have chosen not to return, raising concer...

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