Integration into Singapore: 'Takes both S'poreans and expats to tango'

A study by the Institute of Policy Studies and racial harmony advocacy group OnePeople.sg, which ran from 2018 to last year, found that 67 per cent of over 4,000 Singapore citizens and permanent residents polled felt that immigrants were not doing en
A study by the Institute of Policy Studies and racial harmony advocacy group OnePeople.sg, which ran from 2018 to last year, found that 67 per cent of over 4,000 Singapore citizens and permanent residents polled felt that immigrants were not doing enough to integrate into Singapore.ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

He has lived in Britain, France, Italy, Dubai and Singapore, but only one of these places "feels like home" to 45-year-old Francis (not his real name) every time he touches down at its airport.

"When we land in Changi, it just always feels good to be back. It's true," says the British expatriate who has been based in Singapore since 2012.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 11, 2020, with the headline 'Integration: 'Takes both to tango''. Print Edition | Subscribe