Wednesday 13th October 2010

by Lionslayer

I saw an article on Facebook assuming that there should be at least 250,000 Myanmar nationals in Singapore. It made me curious thinking that 250K was an impossible number. So I made some researches.

http://www.singstat.gov.sg

http://en.wikipedia.org

http://toolserver.org

http://www.thegovmonitor.com

According to those links, most recent population os Singapore (as of today) is 5,076,700. Apart from major ethnics, Chinese, Malay and Indians, the rest are 3.2% of total population, which is 162,500. Considering there are Filipinos, Indonesian and Thais are among them, I conclude that total Myanmars in Singapore wouldn’t exceed more than 70,000.

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According Ko Zaw Thet, 70K is the number of residents who are PR and citizens. So I did the math again. 50767000*0.25*0.032  = 406136 is the total foreign workers excluding Chinese, Malay and Indians. So I guess you are right. Myanmar really might exceed 250K.

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5 Responses to “How Many Myanmars Are In Singapore”

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  2. mydaydream says:

    ha ha ha, is it mine? I just guessed according to my aunt’s words who usually held Myanmar shows. I also wanna know exact total number.

  3. Lionslayer says:

    I did the math again. 50767000*0.25*0.032 = 406136 is the total foreign workers excluding Chinese, Malay and Indians. So I guess you are right. Myanmar really might exceed 200K.

  4. zt says:

    Singapore population only count Singaporean and PR which does not include foreign workers. I have read a newspaper article a few years ago that there were more than 100,000 Bangladesh workers in Singapore.

    I have heard someone talking in Myanmar Embassy 5 years ago that there were more than 60,000 Myanmar nationals in SG. It was before 2007. 2007/8 were the years when the Myanmar people come to Singapore in mass. I have read in one of the Magazine article that more than 3000 Myanmar nationals searching for jobs in Singapore at the same time during that period. 250,000 might be too much. But 70,000 is too few. 😛

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