The Negative Impact Of Globalization In Singapore

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Globalisation is a process whereby flows, exchanges and interactions are transboundary in nature. People, goods, services, ideas and information are being exchanged globally with intensification and acceleration. These exchanges are worldwide and real time. The results of globalisation are interconnectivity, integration and interdependence. With globalisation, many global citizens have greater mobility, which allows them to seek better opportunities overseas. An example would be workers looking for better job opportunities with higher pay wages in other countries, and eventually end up settling down in that country.

Singapore has grown to become a global trading hub and city open to the flow of ideas and people with its market that is one
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For the immigrants, they lack the knowledge, understanding and sensitivity about Singapore’s local culture, norms, and practices. They may act in a way that will offend Singaporeans, leading to social tensions between both parties. Many Singaporeans already feel crowded in their home country, leading to an underlying unhappiness and tension that does not need to be further strained by immigrants ignorance of Singapore’s…show more content…
Immigration brought on by globalisation can only be sustainable if its negative impact are mitigated, with actions taken by from both the government and society. In this case, the negative impacts are social tensions brought on by the clear lack of platforms for interactions between Singaporeans and immigrants which can help to mitigate the tension by allowing both sides to develop mutual understandings which will lead to respect and trust, thus creating a bonded Singapore that is suited to face globalisation
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