Emigration In Singaporea Case Study

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The root cause of the emigration of Singaporeans to other countries is due to globalization, which has resulted in an influx of foreigners, resulting in stiffer competition for jobs. This root cause alongside other globalisation- related factors such as the rapidly rising standard of living due to the immigration of rich foreign talents, culture dilution and loss of common space, has resulted in much unhappiness among the locals and many of them leaving Singapore in search of better life prospects and job opportunities. It is in our national interest to prevent local talents from the leaving the country since there is insufficient talents to meet job requirements and govern the country would only bring about adverse effects to any
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This influx of foreign workers has resulted in greater competition for jobs between the locals and foreigners. Some foreigners are highly talented and employers prefer to employ them. As more foreigners come to Singapore to work, the locals will experience overcrowding and would have less common space to enjoy, since they will have to share it with the foreigners. Besides, there would be culture dilution in Singapore and Singaporeans no longer feel a strong sense of belonging to the country. Also, some feel that the locals are the ones paying for the taxes in order to enjoy the usage of amenities and public transport, but their rights have been compromised greatly by foreigners who do not even need to pay taxes while they work in Singapore. The immigration of wealthy foreigners has also resulted in an increase housing prices and other basic daily necessities, thus making it difficult for some Singaporeans to make ends meet. As a result of all these unhappiness, the locals, especially the talented and wealthy ones, are leaving Singapore in search of better life …show more content…
Hence, many will want to leave Singapore to seek for better opportunities. This results in a loss of talented Singaporeans because most of the brightest individuals with the most contribution to the society will inevitably find emigration overseas easiest. If this continues, there would be a loss of local talent and there will also be culture dilution due to the influx of foreigners. Singaporeans will gradually lose its sense of identity and culture. The interesting thing about a brain drain is that the negative effects would not be felt straight away. Even if all the brightest students left Singapore one day, nothing much would change overnight. The civil service would continue to operate, with significant projects still being run by the same experienced staff that had been there for years, even decades before. In the short term, standards would be maintained at the same high level as ever. The problem comes in the medium to long- term. When the best and brightest civil servants of previous generations move on or retire, and the best and brightest of the next generation have emigrated, who will be left in charge? It seems inevitable that standards will slip. The slip may be gradually, almost imperceptible at first, but it will be inexorable. Projects will start to come in late and over budget.

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