Last year, the average number of people per square kilometre in Singapore dipped slightly - the first time this has happened in more than a decade.
Population density growth came to a halt, as foreigner numbers fell while land area kept expanding.
Density - calculated as total population divided by land area - was 7,796 last year, down from 7,797 in 2016, official figures show.
But experts said a lower overall figure does not necessarily translate into fewer experiences of crowdedness, as various parts of the city - workplaces, public transport, residential areas and social spaces - may still feel crowded.
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