Singapore has many ethnicities which gives it a multicultural feel. Photo/Reuters
SINGAPORE – Melting pot is a term very attached to Singapore because of its ethnic and racial diversity. The many ethnic differences make Singapore multicultural diversity and richness.
Singapore has the 5 largest ethnicities living in the city-state. They establish a harmonious relationship with strong bonds of brotherhood.
However, these large ethnicities still maintain their traditions and culture. This is an advantage for Singapore because the ethnic identity is not lost.
Here are the 5 largest ethnicities in Singapore which give color to life and social dynamics.
Ethnic Chinese are the most dominant group in Singapore. The ethnic group commonly referred to as Singaporean Chinese make up 75.9% or three-quarters of the total population in the city-state.
It’s no surprise that Chinese culture of language, food, entertainment and festivals dominates Singapore.
Part of Singapore’s Chinese population has ancestors from provinces in southern China, such as Fujian and Guangdong. Those with Hokkien and Teochew dialects make up the majority, while the rest are Cantonese, Hainanese and other minor groups.