The skyline along the historic Singapore River. Photo: AFP

If Singapore is so wealthy, why do its citizens feel stuck?

  • More than half believe they will experience little financial mobility over the next decade, according to a survey
  • Experts say that with the era of miracle growth in the past, it may be time to rethink priorities
Topic |   Singapore

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The skyline along the historic Singapore River. Photo: AFP
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A rough sleeper in Singapore. Photo: Yusuf Abdol Hamid

In wealthy Singapore, about 1,000 people sleep rough every night

  • In the city where part of the Crazy Rich Asians movie was filmed and where the home ownership rate stands at more than 90 per cent, a forgotten few sleep outside
  • Many actually have homes but are pushed out by family conflict, co-tenant quarrels, or a simple need to be close to work
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A rough sleeper in Singapore. Photo: Yusuf Abdol Hamid
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