A protester walks through billowing tear gas outside a train station in Wong Tai Sin on August 4, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

Have Singaporeans misunderstood the nature of Hong Kong protests?

  • Some Hongkongers say that based on what they see on social media, Singaporeans do not understand the situation, and why protesters are fighting for ‘freedom and liberty’
  • Reports of Hongkongers relocating to Singapore and moving assets there have fuelled the perception that the Lion City is capitalising on Hong Kong’s situation
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A protester walks through billowing tear gas outside a train station in Wong Tai Sin on August 4, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Inquiries from Hong Kong residents about Singapore real estate have risen by about 30 to 40 per cent in the past two months. Photo: Reuters

Singapore back in play as more Hongkongers consider migrating due to deepening political crisis

  • Of nine property agents and international schools polled in the city state, most said there had been a recent uptick in inquiries on home purchases
  • Hongkongers once ‘thumbed their noses’ at Singapore permanent residency, according to ex-civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow, but the city state is now an option
Topic |   Singapore

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Inquiries from Hong Kong residents about Singapore real estate have risen by about 30 to 40 per cent in the past two months. Photo: Reuters
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