Singapore Population and Talent Agency issued its latest population data, as of December 2011, Singapore's total population is 5.26 million, which has increased by about 80,000 in the previous year; Among them, Singapore citizens 3.27 million, permanent residents of 540,000, non-residents 1.62%, 10% and 28% respectively. Singapore citizens are mainly distinguished by race: the Hua (Han nationality) is 2.42 million, accounting for 74.1%; the Malay family is 440,000, accounting for 13.4%; the Indian family is 300,000, accounting for 9.2%; the rest is eurasia / mixed, accounting for 3.3 %.
Singapore Chinese is basically coming from China Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan and other places, including four% of the south, followed by Tido, Guangfu, Hakka, Hainan, Putian, Shanghai people, etc. . The main religion is Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholic, Christian and Hindu. "Singaporean" refers to Singaporeans, Singapore, Singaporeans, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, Singa'Porean (stress sitting behind).
The four major nations
compatible with cultural characteristics add infinite charm to Singapore. Different cultures have become a unparalleled society, and it is even more sighful. Singapore gathered from different races of the world, except for Chinese, Malay, Indians and Ouras, there are other ethnic minorities. In Singapore, you can stop each cultural district and feel the most direct national culture.
Chinese (Han nationality)
Chinese Chinese account for 74.1% of the population of Singapore, divided into nearly 10 different born. Most of them come from China, mainly Hainan, Fujian and Guangdong Province. Fujian, Chaozhou and Hainan, in Singapore, accounts for three-quarters of Singaporean Chinese. The remaining quarters are mainly Guangdong, Hakka, and other origin. Dialect ethnic groups in the southern China are the earliest immigrants in the Chinese ethnic group. The current Singaporean Chinese in Fujian accounts for 41% of the total. Chaozhou is entirely 21%. And Guangdong's birthplace accounts for 15% of the total number of Chinese people in Singapore. Hakka creativity is 11.4%, and the rest is mainly Hainan.
Chinese culture is most performance in ethical morality, which continues to save in the Chinese society in Singapore. The founding of the ancestors can maintain the mutual help of the township party friendship. Chinese marriage to choose Huangdaoji Japanese, fashionable Chinese bride on a small porcelain tea cup to give the groom's parents in the wedding, when the mener takes the tea cup from the bride, it means that the bride has been accepted to this family.
峇峇 峇峇 (or called the Straits Chinese / Overseas) refers to the beginning of the fifteen century in the early fortune (Malacca), the full of Boss, Indonesia and Emmine (Indonesia) ( Singapore) The Chinese Ming Dynasty immigrant descendants. Yan Niang also includes a small number of Tang people settled in this manner during the Tang Song Dynasty, but there is no source to prove that Tang Song has settled this place, so, in general, Shangye violently argued that it was to specify the descendants of immigration. These cultures of the descendants of Tang Dynasties have been affected by local Malays or other non-Chinese ethnic groups to a certain extent. Male is called 峇峇, female is called a mother. Singapore New Media 8 channel launched "Xiaoyan" as a Taiqing Dada in 2008, the content is launched from the 1930s, across 70 years, until modern. This drama brought out an ancient lady in the family to create a series of mutual fighting in the family, and the story of the whole drama with the bride.
The Malay of Singapore is the second largest race, accounting for 13.4% of the national population, most Malays are in Malay variants. Johor - Peninsula in Liao The old generation of Singapore immigrants or descendants of the immigrants will speak Java. Most Malays do not say their dialects in Indonesian ancestors. Usually, most of the new generation of Malays said in English. Beliefly Islamic Malays on Islamic courses, often learn and write arabic. Malay culture performance is in terms of religious thinking, and their customs are closely related to religion. The Muslim law and the Sudanese system maintain the rest of their lives and unity. Malay's wedding almost invited the whole village to come to participate, the guests of the guests have been separated, and they have a cooked egg in the hands, indicating that Mozi's mean.
Indians are the third largest race in Singapore, accounting for 9.2% of the Singapore population. Interestingly, today's Singapore is one of the most populous people in overseas people. Most Indians are immigrants after 1819. The earliest immigrants include many short-lived workers, soldiers and prisoners. Finally, the Indian population is formed is in the middle of the 20th century. Singapore's Indians almost all major ethnic races in India, where the largest part from southern India. Among the Indian residents of Singapore, 58% is composed of Indians from Tamil's ancestors, and a few Indian people include Mala Agia, Punjab, a trustee, Gujila.
Indian culture is closely related to their religious thinking, regardless of literature, art, dance, contains extremely strong religious colors. Indians' lives are very simple, but the building is very particular about the building of the temple, and various sculptures are exquisite. The Indian wedding is held in the temple with religious holy songs and prayers, which is very soothing. The bride wrapped in a silk filled with jewelry, and the husband slammed in front of her, quietly in her toes. The wedding climax is when the bride puts the heavy garland compiled with jasmine and orchid, the guests throw the petals to the newcomers, in the fragrance of fragrance, completed the grand wedding ceremony.
Eurasian "Is one of the earliest settlers in Singapore, is the descendants of Europeans and locals in the colonial period, and they use a variety of unique tradition creation A mixed-race family. Some Europeans are from Malacca, Goa, Ceylon, Minggu, Macau, and Penang to Singapore from the 1920s. The word "Ou Wa" in the first time of the British Straits colony recorded in 1849, including local Christians, Indian Chinese British, Armenian and Jewish. Today, Singapore has approximately 15,000 to 30,000 euras, accounting for less than 1% of the total population. Diverse culture and different backgrounds intert into each other, so that they form a colorful small group. Most Europeans are English in English.
Ethnic harmony Japanese
July 21, 1964, racial riots occurred in Singapore, Malay Muslims held the birth of Muhammad in the Government Building, from 20,000 Muslims The masses of the composed of teams will travel to Chiang Qiangqi, and some people in the team have challenged the Chinese people in the stroke. The Chinese are not welcome to breathe. The two sides will immediately fight, and a bloody racial conflict begins. That night, Singapore police officers announced from the island martial law from 9:30 until August 2nd was completely released. In nine-day conflicts, 22 were killed, 461 people were injured.
To avoid racial conflict replay, the government subscribes to ethnic harmony in July 21, and reminds people from race, language and religion, and contributes to Singapore. On this day of race, there will be many activities in Singapore, so that students understand the importance of ethnic harmony, many students are wearing their own national traditional clothing, reflecting the multi-ethnic ethnic social culture of Singapore.