Singapore's total population may hit four million this year ('99), boosted in part by an influx of foreigners. With our current population standing at 3.87 million, we take a look at how crowded the island will be when we hit the four-million mark.
How many foreigners are there in Singapore?
How many are Americans, British and Australians?
The three most heavily-populated areas in Singapore
The three most least-populated areas in Singapore
To ship out 4 million Singaporeans...
All 4 million Singaporeans would fit into 2,223 MRT trains (maximum capacity of an MRT train with six carriages is 1,800)
If all 4 million Singaporeans could be housed in one
standard HDB block...
How do we cope?
Some ideas: Stretch Housing Board blocks
to 30 stories and beyond; Turn sleepy Pulau
Ubin into another new town, with undersea tunnels connecting the island to the
mainland; Convert part of military haven Pulau
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