Singapore is the smallest country compared with other Southeast Asian countries. Singapore island with a total land area of 682 square kilometres and surrounded by 63 islets. According to the Department of Statistics Singapore (2014), the total population of Singapore is 5.47 million in the end of June 2014. Singapore seen as a multi-racial country were consist of largest group of Chinese who made up of 76% and followed by the Malay 15%, Indians 7% and others 2%. Although Malay is the national language of Singapore but English is the common language of administration.
Majority of the community consists of Chinese (74%), followed by Malays (13%), Indians (9%), Eurasians, Caucasians and Asians of different origins (3%) that leads to the diversity of population. The colonial commercial practices tranformed to immigration trends that caused from the Singapore’s racial diversity. It was founded by the British colonial administrator, Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 and very
In 2013, 47 percent of Chinese immigrants (aged 25 and over) had a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 28 percent of the total immigrant population and 30 percent of the native-born population. According to a survey of Pew Research Center, roughly four-in-ten (43%) Chinese immigrants report that they can carry on a conversation in English very well. “More than half of Chinese Americans (52%) speak English proficiently, compared with 63% of Asian Americans in general and 90% of the U.S. population overall.” Their education background and their English language proficiency allow them to get into the host country’s labor market, and meanwhile, help them to start their own businesses. Many of them use their language ability and knowledge about the host and home countries to engage in transnational
It is composed by 75% of Chinese, 15% of Malays, 8% Indians and 2% occidental expatriates. There are 4 official languages: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. Many religions are also present such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. It is famous for its street food culture and many parks and forest; the latest name of Singapore was “The City in a Garden”. Finally, the factor that directly defines the country is the harsh regulations
The widespread of English resulted in the declining usage of Mother Tongue languages (MT), with young people making up the highest proportion (Cavallaro & Serwe, 2010). As such, language campaigns were implemented (Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth [MCCY], 2016). Thus, the study aimed to examine the effectiveness of Bulan Bahasa in changing the attitudes and increasing usage of Malay language of young Malays. Survey, semi-structured interview and observations were conducted to determine whether the campaign has successfully achieved its aim. LITERATURE REVIEW Chinese vernaculars within the Chinese community today were replaced by English (Bolton & Ng, 2014) which led to young people feeling dejected when unable to speak to their grandparents.
Most of local people speak Cantonese in Hong Kong, which is also spoken by a part of Mainland Chinese. According to Thematic Report(CSD, 2011), over 75% of new immigration used to speak Cantonese before they immigrate to Hong Kong. Thus, both geography and culture make Hong Kong become a most popular immigration place for Mainland
The little ocean town of Singapore soon pulled in vagrants and traders from China, the Indian sub-landmass, Indonesia, the Malay Peninsula and the Middle East. • As an impression of its composition of societies, Singapore has embraced one agent dialect for each of the four noteworthy ethnic or "racial" bunches. The four authority dialects in Singapore 's constitution are English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Despite the fact that Malay is the national dialect, English is the regular dialect utilized for business, government and medium of guideline in schools. Connectivity • Visitors can travel to Orchard Road via taxi.
Chinese Filipinos have to learn even Filipino and English for their other subjects. A large number of Chinese speaks Hokkien at home, however due to cultural mixture, today, the Chinese also speaks English and Filipino langauges. A few Chinese even go back to China just to learn the “real Mandarin” because Mandarin iin the Philippines were somehow different. Moreover, Chinese Filipinos are “pure Chinese conscious”. The latter have established roots in the Philippine to which their ancestors immigrated generations ago.
This has altered and transforms the peoples ' way of life according to the local context. The bond between the diverse community and ethnicity in the Singapore society makes the country unique. It has become a subject of research when it comes to the multicultural life in this Asian country. The harmony between diverse races and cultures can also be considered apparently as one of the government’s success in implementing regulations or laws. In addition to these the Singapore Government also has a series of programmes involving various communities which are meant to
In general, a vast majority of the public is occupying the middle class; those who works as public servants, including business and professional people and skilled workers with an average income. Even with a monthly salary, a lot of peoples in this category still struggling to make ends meet. Only a small number of Malaysian actually possesses a wealth that placed them at the top of the hierarchy. Other than business tycoons, these peoples usually among those in the governing body who also held certain power over resources and domains. In relation to the segregated racial groups during the pre-independence era, Chinese in Malaysia commonly regarded as a group who went into the business sector and being more successful at it compared to the other racial groups.