The ethnic problem Singapore is facing

Singapore ethnic problem

Singapore is one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Singapore might seem like a free state where residents of all ages, religious creeds and races peacefully coexist. The country strongly supports multi racialism and meritocracy, with nearly everyone saying they respect people from all races and that all races should be treated equally.

However, this does not mean that discrimination in Singapore does not exist. As Singapore is respected as an ethnically diverse country and that the majority of its population would see themselves as accepting, racism is still a big issue.

Almost half of the Singaporean citizens recognizes racism, and knew that the issue can be a problem. As what the survey says: racism remains a problem for some Singaporeans, with one in three among minority races having felt racially discriminated against. Conducted between June and July last year, the survey was through a random sampling of dwelling types.

The survey shows and discovered that about 70% of those interviewed reject outright discrimination, such as: not hiring someone because of their race or religion, or insulting others because of their race. They view such acts as racist, and of course these actions are not acceptable at all. Racism in Singapore exist, although it is often no openly visible.

These results were then statistically weighted to ensure that the final sample resembled the national population, in terms of racial composition, dwelling type and gender. Interviewed personalities felt they were treated differently than other people were more commonly felt among racial minorities, in accordance to this: have of the minority agreed with statements such as: people have acted as if they are better than you.

Given these statements, two-thirds of Malay and Indian respondents who had experienced such action claimed that race was the basis of such treatment. Nearly half of the Malays, who had perceived such differential behavior, conducted that they were treated differently because of their income or education, most mostly because of their religion.

Skin color was the primary reason why Indians in Singapore were treated differently in Singapore.

On the other hand, the survey also found that Singaporeans are comfortable interacting with people of another race and religion.


The survey findings highlights the how Singaporeans can advocate the values of multiracialism and practice its multiracial ideas. Racism is something that not only Singapore is currently giving a headache, but also in some other parts of the world. In this case, let’s just promote hospitality and kindness to everyone—regardless of their race, skin color, religion or beliefs, we should focus more on respecting one another, gradually eradicating racism and making this world a better place.