S’pore ranks as world’s 12th tech city, with room to grow as tech-savvy generation enter job market

The tech industry could become a $4.8 billion market supporting almost 45,000 jobs in Singapore by 2027. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE – They are all aged just over 20, studying computing, and hoping to land a meaty career in a technology firm – a multinational, preferably – when they graduate.

University students Lin Jiayong, Davidson Chua and Jirapat Jirasevijinda belong to the generation born around or after the millennium, when Singapore doubled down on quantum physics, data science, blockchain and plenty of cool technology as it pushed towards its vision to become a wired, high-tech and intelligent city. 

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