Tourists take pictures of the iconic Merlion statue in Singapore this month. The city state’s population grew this year, as Hong Kong’s continued to decline. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists take pictures of the iconic Merlion statue in Singapore this month. The city state’s population grew this year, as Hong Kong’s continued to decline. Photo: Xinhua
Singapore

Singapore’s population grows as number of residents in Covid-battered Hong Kong declines for third straight year

  • The rise comes as Singapore tries to attract rich foreigners and talented professionals to bolster its workforce and become Asia’s top financial hub
  • Employment opportunity patterns underscore the regional rivals’ diverging fortunes. Hundreds of finance professionals left Hong Kong last year

Tourists take pictures of the iconic Merlion statue in Singapore this month. The city state’s population grew this year, as Hong Kong’s continued to decline. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists take pictures of the iconic Merlion statue in Singapore this month. The city state’s population grew this year, as Hong Kong’s continued to decline. Photo: Xinhua
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