Inter-Ethnic Marriages in Singapore

The number of inter-ethnic marriages in Singapore has increased over the years. 21.5% of all marriages in Singapore in 2016 were inter-ethnic marriages in Singapore. This represents a 3-fold increase from 1990, when the number of inter-ethnic marriages in Singapore was just 7.6% of the total number of marriages. Despite inter-ethnic marriages in Singapore becoming … Read more

Statistics on Marriages and Divorces 2016

What do statistics on marriages and divorces 2016 look like? Statistics on marriages and divorces 2016 show that: There were fewer civil marriages (22,017 in 2016 as compared to 22,544 in 2015); There were more Muslim marriages (5,954 in 2016 as compared to 5,778 in 2017); 44.4 unmarried males out of every 1,000 aged between … Read more

Can Interethnic Marriage in Singapore Last?

Can an interethnic marriage in Singapore last? Story of Jingyang and Sophia On 25 March 2017, 28-year-old Chinese coal miner Chen Jingyang married his 22-year-old Russian wife Sophia by holding a wedding feats at a hotel in the Heilongjiang province. Sophia arrived in Heihe 5 years ago to study Chinese. At university, she learned to … Read more

Interracial Marriages in Singapore

21.5% of marriages in Singapore last year (2015) involved people from different races. By comparison, the number of interracial marriages in Singapore was 14.9% in 2005. Despite the statistics, families of those involved in interracial marriages have their reservations. According to a survey conducted by Channel NewsAsia in partnership with the Institute of Policy Studies, … Read more

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