I came to Singapore with my family last year. We started a new journey coming from India and enjoying this beautiful country which is very multicultural and diverse. As days passed, I started to notice some ongoing discussions and blogs on the need to control the influx of foreigners in Singapore. These discussions seemed to be quite interesting. The influx of immigrants was cited as the reason for putting strains on infrastructure, increase in inflation, rising prices of property and rising income inequality. Slowly, the public opinion of Singaporeans turned against the policy of welcoming foreigners into their country. Even the Prime Minister has admitted that the Government lacked foresight in tackling the problems that came with the surging population. As we entered 2013, a WHITE PAPER was passed by Singapore government to control the immigrants in Singapore. In my view the foreigners have played an important role in the development of this nation in the last 8-10 years. Limiting immigration may cause a lot of damage to its future development. One of the reasons why Singapore has been successful so far is because it encouraged immigration and nearly everyone in Singapore is an immigrant or family of an immigrant. Even Lee Kuan Yew who is the Singapore founding prime minister is a second-generation immigrant. Singapore has always been an appealing immigration destination. The country presents high multicultural advantages for people. The different varieties of food from various countries gives a great opportunity to try new different flavors from all around the world. Limiting immigration will only worsen Singapore’s problems. If Singapore cannot get enough labor, it will have to raise wages and eventually inflation will rise. You would also agree that foreigners living here contribute to the economy of Singapore as their spending capability is quite high. This results in more jobs being created for local singaporeans. Singapore will face a shrinking...
...“golden candlesticks” represents Parris’ own greed and by extension the corrupted power of the theocracy of Salem. There are continuous references to light and dark within Miller’s play and Hytner draws attention to this particularly when Parris stands in the pulpit announcing excommunication and then turns and smothers the candle light between his fingers. This action although simple has a destructive element as instead of blowing out the light he smothers it viciously, causing the audience to feel a sense of foreboding for what is to come. Finally, Miller’s dialogue is possibly the most important part of the play captured fairly accurately by Hytner. The symbolism of a person’s name is integral to conveying Miller’s idea of the value of a good reputation within the community. When Parris queries Abigail about her affair with Proctor he says, “your name in the village is entirely white, is it not?” to which she replies, “there be no blush about my name, sir.” Abigail’s defensive attitude not only indicates she is lying, but also presents the idea of her innocence being tainted, which is emulated well in the film. Cinematically Hytner uses camera angles at the crucial moment when Proctor is signing his own confession, swapping from a camera angle looking up at his face and his view looking down writing his name. The use of silence here rather than meaningful non-diegetic sound helps to emphasise that this sort of thing actually happened across America during...
...Examine the impact that foreigners have on Singapore.
In Singapore, there has been a rise in the number of foreigners over the last few years. Foreigners, who include highly skilled professionals, lowly skilled workers, and even foreign students negative impact brought about by them. Foreigners are considered to be a double-edged sword by many Singaporeans. The impact that foreigners have on Singapore can be classified in terms of education, economic, social and political impact. Increasing the birth rates, increasing the quality of the local students, adding value to our economy are just a few of the many positive impact brought about by them. However, competition in the academic race and contradicting ways of living which lead to social problems are examples of negative impact that foreigners have on Singapore. In this essay, the significance of the various impact will be assessed.
Foreigners, in particular, foreign students have both positive and negative social impact on Singapore, in terms of education. Singapore has used the tagline "Singapore: The Global Schoolhouse," opening its doors to international students from countries like the People’s Republic of China, India and Malaysia. Many local students have expressed dissatisfaction about how foreign students...
...In the last decade, Singapore had liberalized immigration policies thus a large influx of foreigners. There are several reasons to this decision.
Firstly, is to keep the citizen population size stable due to declining total fertility rate, longer life expectancy and migration. According to AsiaOne news (a Singapore Press Holding portal) dated 24th April 2012, the paper stated that Singapore’s ageing population will outstrip births by 2025 if fertility rates remain low. Immigration can help mitigate the rate at which our citizen population ages and declines. A paper released by The National Population and Talent Division highlighted that an immigration inflow of between 20,000 and 25,000 new citizens a year is needed to keep the citizen population size stable.
The next reason is Singaporeans are reluctant to take up low-skill jobs that pay low wages, so foreign-born workers often fill these positions, for example construction workers. With the booming economy in Singapore besides construction workers, factory workers even hawkers are much needed to fill in many vacant jobs. All industry sectors are given a quota on number of foreign workers that they can employ.
Lastly, given Singapore’s aspirations to become a major player in the globalized world, the nation’s main economic strategy is based on being home to highly skilled workforce. In addition to investing heavily in information technology...
...Statistics shows that foreigners make up 26.8% of the current population, compared to 18.7% in 2000 and 10% in 1990. This shows that we are relying more and more on foreign labour. As Singapore is a small country with no natural resources and has to rely on human labour to maintain and further propel its economy. With only about 3.87 million Singapore residents.
Cause for influx of foreigners and immigrants
Low total fertility rate
Singapore is currently facing an increase in the ageing population. With a total fertility rate of 1.2 and replacement rate of 2.1, Singapore will be facing a silver tsunami in 2030 where Singapore resident population will start to decline. The population will, moreover, age rapidly with the median age rising to 55 in 2050 from the current 39 years There will also be 1.7 working age persons per elderly person in 2050, down from the current 7.7. We will then experience a lower level of productivity and efficiency due to the shortage of human resource as the older generations go into retirement, which may lead into an economic slowdown for Singapore. The decline in the younger generation will pose a potential problem in the future, with the increase financial burden and emotional stress on the younger generations of caring and providing for the elderly. This may lead households to make a rational decision not to...
3880B: Economics of Ageing
Why did it fail in Singapore?
Hew Shi Jun Victoria A0098871
Population-ageing will be one of the most challenging social phenomena in Singapore, being one of the fastest ageing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. As post-war Baby Boomers turn 65 years old from 2012 onwards, Singapore will experience an unprecedented age shift. Over a quarter of the current citizen population will retire from the workforce and enter their silver years. Given low fertility rates below replacement rates and increased life expectancy, Singapore faces the prospect of a shrinking and ageing population and workforce.
According to the Life Cycle Model (LCM), the young borrows, the working age saves and the elderly dissaves. With increasing share of elderly coupled with increasing life expectancy, elderly have to accumulate enough savings for their retirement during their working age years. There is an even greater need for females to do so, given their longer life expectancy.
However, are Singaporean elderly financially prepared for retirement? And how does one go about assessing the old age income adequacy? It is not easy to measure as people have different characteristics and living standards are subjective. There are numerous measures of old age income adequacy in existing literature. One of which is the concept of Income...
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31. Explain how ocean currents originate and affect Earth’s climates.
32. Describe the stages of primary succession in land environments, including the roles played by grasses, lichens, trees, mosses, and shrubs.
Deer and Wolf Populations
on an Arizona Plateau, 1910–1935
33. Figure 4–4 shows a decrease in the deer population after 1925. Give one possible reason for this population decline. Explain your reasoning.
34. The general characteristics of temperate grasslands found in the United States, Central Asia, and Argentina are similar. Identify some characteristics of temperate grasslands, and explain why these regions share characteristics in spite of the distance between the locations. Mention climate, climate zones, biomes, and biotic and abiotic factors in your answer.
Chapter 4—Test A
Multiple Choice 1. d 2. a 3. a 4. c 5. b 6. d 7. b 8. b 9. b 10. c 11. b 12. c 13. c 14. a 15. b
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21. An area’s climate is made up of the average conditions for that area over long periods. A climate area can be divided into several microclimates because environmental conditions can vary over small distances.
22. Accept any response that is properly supported by an explanation. Sample answer: Conditions on Earth would...
Supermarkets have long been recognised by farmers and campaigners as a danger to community life and good food, but during the last four or five years, with an ever-deepening farming crisis and food scare after food scare, supermarkets have come under even more intense scrutiny from the public and eventually even the government, with its Competition Commission report, which was released in late 2000. Sainsbury's, as Britain's second largest supermarket chain, has been criticised for its links with government and related promotion of genetic engineering, excessive transportation, promoting intensive farming, paying producers low prices, and destroying small businesses, among other corporate crimes.
Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and today operates over 1,106 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 157,000 colleagues. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and have invested in our stores, our colleagues and our channels to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Our strong culture and values are part of our identity and integral to our success.
PESTLE OF SAINSBURY’S
The political factors in the United Kingdom have a great influence on the performance of Sainsbury. Currently in UK, the government debts and the consumer debts are very high. This impacts the customer attitudes and therefore business conditions experience great pressure. Sainsbury has to not only operate in these market...
Question 2; “All countries in the EU should join the single currency, all of them. A single currency would really allow businesses to prosper”.
The European Union more commonly known as the EU, is known formally as the European Economic and Monetary Union. The EU establishes a common market among its 28 member countries which means that all border controls between members have been eliminated, allowing the free flow of goods and people. Public contracts are open to bidders from any member country. The EU common market also means that any product legally manufactured in one member state can be sold in any other member state without the effect of tariffs or duties set on the products or services. Taxes have been standardised. Practitioners of most services such as; law, medicine, tourism, banking, insurance, can operate in all member countries.
There are many possible advantages and disadvantages of joining the same currency that may affect businesses such as a single currency should end currency instability in the fellow member EU states by irrevocably fixing exchange rates and reduce it outside them, this is when the exchange rates are fixed and will stay fixed so there is no fluctuations in exchange rates as it will still be worth the same in many years later. Because the Euro would have the enhanced credibility of being used in a large currency zone, it would be more stable against speculation than individual currencies are now. An end to internal...